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Rider info

Name:
Bradley Ray
Date of Birth:
16 May 1997
Height:
1m 78cm / 5ft 10in
Weight:
55kg / 121lb
Resides in:
Lydd, Kent, United Kingdom
Born in:
Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom

Rider bio

His heroes are Valentino and Marc Marquez but it all began many years ago as he explains. "It started when I was 4. My Mum took me to watch a minimoto race at our local track in Lydd. Then I got a minimoto that Christmas and started racing when I was 6."

Neither of my parents or family have raced but have always been bike nuts. My Mum and Dad (Tracey & Kevin) and my brother Daniel, they all work long hours to get to earn the money so I can race. Dad used to do all my mechanical work right from the start then when I raced at BSB in my first year Dan used to do all my data and help Dad with the spanners. Another person who has helped a lot is Roger Keys.

When he is not riding his race bikes he enjoys Cycling/BMX and riding any motorcycle possible but it all focuses on his racing aspirations. "I want become Moto GP World Champion." He is certainly committed and works very hard. "I enjoy working with the team to get the best out of the bike and myself and I enjoy technically testing tracks where bike set up makes a big difference."

He has no doubt about his favourite race to date. "It has to be Austin Texas first ever motor bike race there and first race for the Rookies on the KTM Moto3 and my first win at the Rookies, everything just went as planned and an amazing feeling to have a 10 second lead."

Winning is something he hopes to be doing a lot more of in 2014. "I am going to try my hardest to win the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and finish in the top 5 at CEV. I Just have to say a massive thank you to all at the Red Bull Rookies Cup for giving me 2 brilliant years and a 3rd one coming up - Full Gas!"

Career Highlights

2013

11th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best result 1st in Race 1 in Austin. After winning the opening race of the year in Texas a great season seemed assured. Unfortunately the development of the suspension during the year caused some problems that hindered his progress. 15th CEV Repsol Moto3 – Honda

2012

7th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best result 2nd in Race1 at Silverstone. He was fast from the beginning of the season and looked a good bet to win one or more races but it never happened. Some mistakes cost him dearly but he only needs a slight improvement to be a real title threat in 2013.
2nd British 125/Moto3 Championship 5 race wins from 8 starts.

2011

6th British 125cc Championship, Honda RS125
5th British 125cc Academy Cup, Honda RS125, 2nd at Donington
17th CEV Valencia, qualified 27th
CEV Jerez, qualified 3rd, crashed while 5th

2010

4th Thundersport GB in GP Cup, Metrakit PreGP 125,
3 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd
1st Silverstone Mini Grand Prix

2009

Contested Metrakit 80 at CCV & CMV, Best result 3rd with FL at Albecete
Contested MRO Superteens, Best result 4th

2008

1st British Metrakit 70 Championship, 24 x 1st, 6 x 2nd, 6 LR
1st British 4.2 Minimoto Production Championship
1st NPS Metrakit 70 Championship, 24 x 1st
1st NPS Open 50 Championship, 24 x 1st
1st NPS Production Minimoto Championship

2007

1st British Metrakit 50 Championship, 24 x 1st, 3 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd, 6 LR
1st British 4.2 Minimoto Championship
1st 4.2 Production Minimoto Championship
6th Metrakit World Festival Valencia, Metrakit 70 (106 competitors)

2006

1st British 4.2 Minimoto Championship
1st SEMRC 4.2 Minimoto Championship
1st 4.2 Production Minimoto Championship

2005

1st British 4.2 Minimoto Championship
1st SEMRC 4.2 Minimoto Championship
1st 4.2 Production Minimoto Championship

2004

3rd SEMRC 4.2 Minimoto Championship
1st SEMRC 4.2 Minimoto Winter Series
3rd 4.2 Production Minimoto Championship

Results

Race Pos Pts
27 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain QP1 1
27 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain QP2 2
28 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain RAC NC 0
29 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain RAC2 5 11
04 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal QP1 5
04 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal QP2 3
05 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal RAC 5 11
06 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal RAC2 19 0
15 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP1 19
15 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP2 7
16 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 2 20
17 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 6 10
28 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands QP1 4
28 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands QP2 7
29 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands RAC 7 9
30 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 5 11
06 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 10
07 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 20 0
08 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 10 6
24 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP1 5
24 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP2 12
25 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 7 9
26 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 7 9
14 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP1 1
14 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP2 1
15 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC 9 7
28 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 17
29 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 4 13
30 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 9 7
Race Pos Pts
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP1 3
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP2 15
20 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC 1 25
21 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC2 4 13
03 May 13 Jerez, Spain QP 5
04 May 13 Jerez, Spain RAC 8 8
05 May 13 Jerez, Spain RAC2 6 10
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP1 2
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP2 2
28 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC NC 0
29 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 NC 0
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 8
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 16
13 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 10 6
14 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 13 3
23 Aug 13 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 10
24 Aug 13 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 9 7
30 Aug 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 2
31 Aug 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC NC 0
01 Sep 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 11 5
14 Sep 13 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC NC 0
27 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 4
28 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 6 10
29 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 8 8
Race Pos Pts
02 May 14 Jerez, Spain QP 5
03 May 14 Jerez, Spain RAC 9 7
04 May 14 Jerez, Spain RAC2 11 5
30 May 14 Mugello, Italy QP 2
31 May 14 Mugello, Italy RAC NC 0
26 Jun 14 Assen, Netherlands QP 4
27 Jun 14 Assen, Netherlands RAC 3 16
28 Jun 14 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 6 10
12 Jul 14 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 6 10
14 Jul 14 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 2 20
15 Aug 14 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 4
16 Aug 14 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 4 13
17 Aug 14 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 4 13
29 Aug 14 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 8
30 Aug 14 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 5 11
31 Aug 14 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 4 13
12 Sep 14 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP 5
13 Sep 14 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC 7 9
26 Sep 14 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 3
27 Sep 14 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 7 9
28 Sep 14 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 3 16