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Improvements and points at Thruxton for Buildbase Suzuki

Buildbase Suzuki’s Bradley Ray and Luke Stapleford grabbed a brace of point-scoring finishes apiece at Thruxton for round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, while Richard Cooper left the Hampshire circuit still leading the National Superstock 1000 series.

Ray, on his GSX-R1000R superbike, finished 12th at the end of a tight race one, but with a best lap time comparable with the rest of the field in front of him, showing both the improvements made but also the strength of a competitive BSB field. Race two was red-flagged first for rain, before being stopped again following a crash for Glenn Irwin and track contamination. A frantic, eight-lap dash saw intense action throughout the field, and Ray took the flag in 13th. More…