At the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park in the UK, Buildbase Suzuki’s Richard Cooper extended his National Superstock 1000 Championship lead, qualifying on pole aboard his GSX-R1000R before leading today’s race from start to finish to take victory.
In the Superbike class, Bradley Ray qualified second quickest for his first front row start of the year to highlight just how much progress has been made to find a comfortable and competitive setting for himself and teammate Luke Stapleford.
However, bad luck played its part in Ray’s weekend when it came to the races as a technical issue on the warm-up lap for race one resulted in a Did Not Start (DNS).
As a result, he was forced to start race two from the very back of the grid but showed his speed to cut through the field and join the battle for ninth place. Sadly, for Ray, he crashed out on the final lap through Hall Bends but is very much taking the positives from the weekend’s speed and improvements.
Stapleford also provided evidence of the improved confidence in his GSX-R1000R, the Superbike class-rookie racing to 11th in the first outing, before taking an impressive eighth in race two.