Kyle’s on fire to win at Silverstone event

Kyle Ryde in action at Silverstone. Photo by Steve Gough.
Kyle Ryde in action at Silverstone. Photo by Steve Gough.

JACKSDALE racer Kyle Ryde’s season continues to go from strength to strength after he was victorious again in the penultimate round of the British 125cc Motorcyle Road Racing Championship.

After tasting glory in the last three rounds of this series, which is run along side the British Superbike Championship, young Ryde won again at Silverstone to move 11 points clear in the championship standings.

Having set a good early pace in practice on Friday, mechanical issues set Ryde back and he was hindered on Saturday, but eventually he was able to qualify on pole by just over a second from Wayne Ryan, one of his fiercest rivals.

Sunday’s race saw Ryde and Ryan battle it out from the start, as throughout they swapped places and provided an entertaining spectacle for the big crowd.

Ryan was quicker on the straights, but Ryde was able to make up the difference on the bends and with the rest of the pack nearly 30 seconds behind it was a case of who would get the edge as the pair continued to swap places.

In the final lap, Ryde used all his knowledge and corner speed to get the better of his opponent with a final manoeuvre up the inside to take the flag by a mere 0.067 seconds.

The final round of the British 125cc Championship series takes place on October 9 at Brands Hatch.