Kyle stays on top of table

Kyle Ryde'Photo by Double Red Photography'
Kyle Ryde'Photo by Double Red Photography'

Jacksdale’s teenage race ace Kyle Ryde retained his place at the top of the 600cc Superstock rankings after finishing fifth in the latest race at the weekend.

Competing in the support series for the British Superbike meetings, Kyle Ryde was in action at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire on Bank Holiday Mon day but had a mixed time of it, due to injuries.

This event is run over three days of the Bank Holiday Weekend and is the highlight of the BSB Calendar attracting huge crowds and provides excellent entertainment for all the bike fans from far and wide and even some east coast holiday makers.

After practice time and then qualifying sessions, Monday’s race day had typical Bank Holiday weather with the circuit drenched for most part of the day, to such an extent that the final race was cancelled altogether.

Kyle’s race eventually started over 20 minutes late, with extra acclimatisation laps and two warm-up laps the race finally got under way.

After a bright start, injuries sustained over the weekend started to tell on Kyle and the pace was too quick in the foul weather conditions. Kyle accepted that, due to the circumstances, he wasn’t capable of running at the front of the pack, so let the leaders go and settled into a safe and comfortable rhythm which suited his aching body.

By mid race distance of this 11-lap encounter, Kyle was around two seconds down on the leading bunch and four seconds ahead of the seventh-placed Mat Paulo, with local rival Ben Godfrey in eighth.

The final lap saw Andy Reid take the chequered flag with Kyle in a very decent fifth place and will now be concentrating on his fitness prior to his next meeting at his home circuit of Donington Park on Sunday, September 7.

Kyle still leads the 600cc Superstock championship by 12 points from Andy Reid and 21 from third-placed man Joe Collier.

His teammate Joe Francis is in tenth.