Brad Ray made his name at an early age racing Metrakit minibikes before graduating to a two-stroke 125cc machine along with 250cc four-strokes to not only contest the prestigious MotoGP Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2013 and 2014, but also the British Motostar Championship and the Spanish CEV Championship. Progressing to a 600cc machine after success in the smaller classes saw the Kent man make his mark on the British Supersport championship on a private Yamaha R6, missing out on the title but taking most pole positions, the most wins, and the highest number of Fastest Laps across the season! Ray made his British Superbike debut in 2017 on a Suzuki, taking two wins and a host of podium finishes before signing for the factory BMW team for 2020. 2021 saw Brad join RICH Energy OMG Racing, scoring two podiums on his way to a top ten finish in the Championship and he remains with the squad into 2022 as the team switch to Yamaha R1 machinery. In a post-season test at Cartagena, Ray smashed the lap record aboard his 2022 machine and is eager to get the season underway!
Kyle Ryde started his racing career on minibikes and progressed to the 125cc class with consummate ease. Taking the British 125cc title in 2011 as the youngest-ever winner of the championship, Ryde also contested the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2011 and 2012. Moving to the 600cc Superstock class he secured his second national title in 2014 before campaigning a Yamaha R6 in the British Supersport championship, finishing runner up, the highlight of the season being a stellar display as a wildcard in the World Supersport Championship at Donington Park finishing second to the eventual champion, Kenan Sofuoglu. World Supersport was the next step but a difficult time in the championship swathe Nottinghamshire rider return to the UK, taking time out to regroup before returning to full-time racing in 2019, taking his third British title after dominating the GP2 series. For 2020 Ryde finally got his chance of a full-time British Superbike ride during which he took a breath-taking win at Silverstone as well as Pole Position and the Fastest Lap of the race. 2021 saw Ryde join RICH Energy OMG Racing but endured a difficult season despite standing on the podium at his home round at Donington Park. Ryde remains with the team for 2022 and is eager to make his mark with his favoured manufacturer and their all-conquering Yamaha R1.
2022 see’s the launch of a brand new Junior talent project. Rich Energy OMG Racing will provide the platform for young inspiring talent to join the team and be part of one of the most high profile race teams in the world. Chloe Jones will debut as a rookie in the Junior Superstock Championship racing a Yamaha YZF-R6. Lissy Whitmore will build on her experience as she takes on the challenge and enters the breeding ground of new talent and competes in the Hel Performance Junior Supersport Championship.