MotoGP: BSB star Bradley Ray to make his debut on a MotoGP bike

An award, but also an audition. This is what represents to Bradley Ray the opportunity he has got from Suzuki: the 21-year-old from Ashford will test a factory Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP machine at Sepang. Hopefully, this will be a stepping stone for Ray’s career, in the medium or long term.

AN AWARD FROM SUZUKI – It’s not the first time a rider is awarded a MotoGP test. During the 990cc era, Honda often allowed the fastest HRC riders from several championships to test RC211V at Valencia. Lately, Suzuki has brought this tradition back to fashion, as they awarded a MotoGP Test to people like Toni Elias, Josh Waters and Michael Dunlop. However, the case of Bradley Ray is different: the test is a prize for his great performance in 2018 BSB season, but also a way to evaluate his potential for the future…

EAGER TO RIDE – Finally, Ray will have the chance to ride a MotoGP bike: “Obviously, I can’t wait to hit the track! I must say thank you to Suzuki, because I will not only test a MotoGP bike, but I’ll ride one of the best machines on the field, as it’s been proven by the results scored by Alex Rins“. To Ray, this is a dream coming true, but also a great opportunity for his future. “I spent some years in the MotoGP paddock, when I was a Red Bull Rookies Cup rider, and I’ve always hoped to go back there as soon as possible…“.

TOMORROW – Unless there are changes, tomorrow 2nd February will be the day of Bradley Ray. “I don’t know neither Sepang, nor the bike, the electronics and Michelin tyres“, reminded “Brad #28”. What about his goal for this test? Here’s the answer: “I hope to adapt as quickly as possible and prove my skills“. Well, Ray knows what he wants…


Translated by Alessandro Palma

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