Three in a row for Kyle

Kyle Ryde in action at Cadwell''Photo by Trevor Price
Kyle Ryde in action at Cadwell''Photo by Trevor Price

Jacksdale race ace Kyle Ryde stormed to his fourth win of the season at the weekend in the 600cc machine Superstock race, a support series to the British Superbike class.

After qualifying second on the grid at Oulton Park in Cheshire and with the race taking place a day earlier than schedule due to Hurricane Bertha crossing the UK, Kyle attained his fourth win of the season (and third in a row), keeping him in first position in the championship by 26 points, ahead of Northern Ireland’s Andy Reid.

Ryde, still celebrating from his previous week’s win at the Hampshire circuit of Thruxton, came to this undulating racing circuit chasing back-to-back wins against his fiercest rival Andy Reid and this was going to be no easy task, as Reid is known for his skill and hard riding tactics.

Qualifying ended with Reid and Ryde started together on the front row of the grid. Ryde took an early lead, chased fiercely by Reid and the main pack of riders, Mackenzie, Anderson, Mitchell Thomas and ex-motocross racer Mason Law. Kyle Ryde’s lead was short lived as Reid, fired up by his previous week’s crash, stormed in front to try to claw back some points in the championship stakes, but as the half race distance arrived, and going into the tight Shell corner at the far end of the circuit, Reid’s worst nightmare happened all over again and down he went.

Ryde took control of the pack from here on and took the chequered flag ahead of Collier, Anderson, Mitchell Thomas and Law, with Mackenzie making up the top six places. This is Kyle’s third win in a row, with previous wins at the Brands Hatch and Thruxton circuits, which now places him 26 points ahead of second-placed rider Andy Reid, with Joe Coliier a further four points behind.

The teenager is really fired up now for the next meeting, which is to be held at the Lincolnshire circuit of Cadwell Park, over the coming Bank Holiday weekend, and will be hoping to again extend his lead even further to enhance his chances of taking yet another British Championship.