Suzuki 2020 Winter Magazine

TEAM SUZUKI RACING NEWS 45 2020 Winter Issue following another front-row start. Following Keith Farmer’s injury – one that would keep him out of Superbikes for most of the season, Buildbase Suzuki took onboard new rider Gino Rea, who made his debut with three point-scoring rides. In the Superstock class, Tim Neeve raced to fifth aboard the team’s GSX-R1000. Kyle Ryde: GSX-R1000 – 10-6-10 (Superbike) Gino Rea: GSX-R1000 – 11-12-13 (Superbike) Tim Neave: GSX-R1000 – 5 (Superstock) Round 3 at Silverstone saw the fruits of the Buildbase Suzuki squad’s hard work come together as Ryde raced to a sensational double Superbike victory and Neave took the win in the Superstock class. Said Ryde: “It’s a bit strange because it was a surprising weekend to go and take a double win, but at the same time we’ve been fast all season so far. On Friday, the bike was ‘mint’ straight away. We made some small changes for FP2 on Saturday and then left it, so it was then down to me to just ride. We could have won on Saturday, I left it a bit too late Fighting Back After several months of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the British Superbike Championship in the UK finally got underway in August with a new, revised six-round, three-race format and Kyle Ryde and Keith Farmer aboard the Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000 machinery. The 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship saw highs and lows for the Buildbase Suzuki team, with Keith Farmer injured during practice for the opening race at Donington Park, but team mate Kyle Ryde going on to score race wins during the season. R ound 1 saw Ryde qualify on the front row and race to a fourth and seventh place after a DNF in race one when a stone holed his radiator as he was fighting for victory. Kyle Ryde: GSX-R1000 – DNF-4-7 (BSB) Tim Neave: GSX-R1000 – 4-7 (Superstock) Round 2 at Snetterton saw Ryde in the top- 10 with a second position in the second race BRITISH SUPERBIKES