Brad Ray to Sit Out the Next Round at Most Circuit
Rookie Brad Ray (Yamaha Motoxracing WorldSBK Team) will miss the Acerbis Czech Round at Autodrom Most due to a lingering should injury that requires surgery. The surgery is scheduled for the 26th of July. Ray had the following words for the World Superbike media, “After such an amazing weekend at Imola, I’ve decided, in agreement with Yamaha and my team, to have an operation to definitively fix an ongoing issue that I’ve been having with my right shoulder, something I’ve been suffering with for a while. Even if it’s not debilitating, it often hinders my performance. Having been able to show at Imola, but also during previous rounds, that I deserve to be here in the Superbike World Championship, I want to tackle the second half of the season stronger than ever.”
“I’m obviously really sorry I can’t go to the Czech Republic and the Most circuit, but I’ll now have a lot of time to fully recovery and, once the surgery is done, I’ll be aiming to score even better results. I’d like to personally thank Andrea Dosoli, the entire Yamaha Motor Europe team and the Yamaha Motoxracing WorldSBK Team of course for their understanding. I can’t wait to see you all again after the summer break!”
WorldSBK.com Interviewed Brad Ray’s Team Manager Sandro Carusi
Team manager Sandro Carusi was in support of the decision to sit out by stating, “I’m really sorry that Bradley has to take this enforced break, just as some strong results were coming. We’ve decided to stop now in order to give him the time to recovery and then aim for the best possible final part of the season.”
We are not yet aware of a timeline for his full recovery and will monitor this story as it develops.