BSB Race 2 & 3 Silverstone Results: Rookie Kyle Ryde stuns with double

Kyle Ryde stuns with a pair of dominant BSB victories on the unfancied Suzuki GSX-R1000R at Silverstone to launch himself into 2020 title contention

Kyle Ryde - Buildbase Suzuki [credit: Ian Hopgood]

Kyle Ryde has emerged as a surprise title contender for the 2020 British Superbike Championship after notching up a stunning double victory at Silverstone in only his third event in the series.
One of only a handful of newcomers to the BSB class this year, Ryde has been a revelation from the get-go having shown top five pace on his debut at Donington Park. 
However at Silverstone he was almost unstoppable after coming up just 0.1s short of scoring a win in the first encounter of the weekend, before romping to victory in Sunday’s second and third races  around the Northamptonshire circuit aboard the Hawk Racing-run Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000R.

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Indeed, having finished just behind Tarran Mackenzie in race one, Ryde made no mistake in race two as he stalked long-time leader Josh Brookes before pouncing on his more experienced rival for the win with three laps to go. 
However, in race three he led from the front, turning his pole position into the lead at Turn 1 and managing the pace initially before breaking clear in the closing stages to win by almost three seconds.
His victories are the first for Suzuki in BSB since OMG Racing’s Josh Elliott’s surprise success at the same venue at the start of 2019, while it is the first for Hawk Racing since Bradley Ray’s double race winning start to the 2018 season.
Despite being mugged by Ryde, Brookes held on for second place in race two, ahead of Jason O’Halloran, both riders benefiting from Mackenzie suffering technical problems on the McAMS Yamaha.

The Scotsman fought back in race three though, finishing in second place after just holding off team-mate O’Halloran, the Australian completing a brace of podiums.
Though there was to be no podium celebration for a Honda rider all weekend, a trio of fourth place finishes for Glenn Irwin sees him extend his lead in the overall standings. 
He is now 35 points clear of both Tommy Bridewell - who suffered a troubled weekend hampered by starting last in race one - and Brookes, the pre-season favourite notching up solid points without making a significant impression on proceedings.
Ryde, meanwhile, is up to fourth overall, 43 points off the lead, followed by O’Halloran, Christian Iddon and Mackenzie. In all, there have been six different race winners in eight races thus far.

BSB Silverstone - Race Results

2020 BSB Silverstone - Race Results (2)
1Kyle RydeGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSXR-1000R30 Laps
2Josh BrookesAUSVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+1.686
3Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R1+1.760
4Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+3.383
5Bradley RayGBRSynetiq BMWBMW S1000RR+10.592
6Tommy BridewellGBROxford Racing ProductsDucati Panigale V4 R+10.984
7Lee JacksonGBRRapid Fulfillment KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+11.183
8Andrew IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+13.270
9Danny BuchanGBRRapid Fulfillment KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+13.279
10Hector BarberaESPRich Energy OMG RacingBMW S1000RR+13.416
11Peter HickmanGBRGlobal Robots BMWBMW S1000RR+13.848
12Gino ReaGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSXR-1000R+19.450
13Christian IddonGBRVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+20.523
14Joe FrancisGBRLloyds & Jones PR RacingBMW S1000RR+21.286
15Storm StaceyGBRGR MotorsportKawasaki ZX-10RR+25.045
16Taylor MackenzieGBRSynetiq BMWBMW S1000RR+26.048
17Tom WardGBRBike Devil KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+49.021
18Graeme IrwinGBRTeam 64 MototsportKawasaki ZX-10RR+49.684
19Ryan VickersGBRRAF Regular & ReservesKawasaki ZX-10RR+2 Laps
20Josh OwensGBRCDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+5 Laps
DNFTarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R1 
DNFLuke MosseyGBRRich Energy OMG RacingBMW S1000RR 
DNFBrian McCormackIRLRoadhouse Macau by ON1BMW S1000RR 
DNFBjorn EstmentSWENP MotorcyclesBMW S1000RR 
DNSAlex OlsenGBRGlobal Robots BMWBMW S1000RR 

2020 BSB Silverstone - Race Results (3)
1Kyle RydeGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSXR-1000R30 Laps
2Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R1+1.549
3Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R1+1.649
4Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+3.421
5Tommy BridewellGBROxford Racing ProductsDucati Panigale V4 R+4.911
6Josh BrookesAUSVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+5.329
7Christian IddonGBRVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+5.373
8Lee JacksonGBRRapid Fulfillment KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+5.481
9Andrew IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+9.614
10Luke MosseyGBRRich Energy OMG RacingBMW S1000RR+10.144
11Danny BuchanGBRRapid Fulfillment KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+10.827
12Hector BarberaESPRich Energy OMG RacingBMW S1000RR+12.511
13Bradley RayGBRSynetiq BMWBMW S1000RR+15.734
14Gino ReaGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSXR-1000R+15.898
15Peter HickmanGBRGlobal Robots BMWBMW S1000RR+16.009
16Joe FrancisGBRLloyds & Jones PR RacingBMW S1000RR+16.357
17Ryan VickersGBRRAF Regular & ReservesKawasaki ZX-10RR+24.246
18Taylor MackenzieGBRSynetiq BMWBMW S1000RR+28.900
19Storm StaceyGBRGR MotorsportKawasaki ZX-10RR+28.949
20Josh OwensGBRCDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+33.663
21Tom WardGBRBike Devil KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+33.756
22Graeme IrwinGBRTeam 64 MototsportKawasaki ZX-10RR+48.882
23Brian McCormackIRLRoadhouse Macau by ON1BMW S1000RR+1 Lap
DNFBjorn EstmentSWENP MotorcyclesBMW S1000RR 
DNSAlex OlsenGBRGlobal Robots BMWBMW S1000RR