Bradley Ray and Kyle Ryde will be riding Yamaha machinery in next year’s 2022 Bennetts British Superbike campaign after RICH Energy OMG Racing confirmed a change to the Japanese manufacturer. 

Both the team and its riders have been competing on the brand new BMW M 1000 RR this season, however, the move to Yamaha will see them get full support from McAMS Yamaha, the team that is likely to produce a series champion at this weekend’s final round at Brands Hatch. 

Along with Ray and Ryde, Australian rider Billy McConnell will also remain with the team in the National Superstock series. 

A switch to the more established and favoured Yamaha R1 could be what Ray and Ryde need after taking just three podiums between them this season. 

Speaking about RICH Energy OMG Racing’s switch to Yamaha and retaining both riders, Lee Neesham, Country Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe in the UK added: "We are delighted that Rich Energy OMG Racing will join the Yamaha family for the 2022 season. 

"The team are proven race winners and podium contenders, so combined with the R1 which has won 18 races in BSB this year in the hands of McAMS Yamaha we are confident in this partnership. 

"Our official team, McAMS Yamaha, will work closely with OMG to ensure that all four R1s on the grid are fighting towards the Front.

"Kyle and Bradley are riders with huge potential, and both have enjoyed significant success on Yamaha machinery in Supersport, so we are excited to see what they can achieve with the R1 as we look to defend our manufacturers title in 2022."