TR Fastenings renews Ryan Strafford sponsorship for 2018
Superbikes star Strafford will wear the TR logo for another season after finishing strong in 2017
Ryan started the RS Racing team with his father in 2011 and has enjoyed tremendous success since, including his first championship win in 2014. Ryan established his relationship with TR via his role at Press-Form Machinery Ltd. As one of Ryan’s sponsors, TR’s logo sits proudly on his leathers and on his bike, alongside other big names such as Continental Tyres.
Strafford finishes strong with TR support
Superbikes star Ryan Strafford, sponsored by TR Fastenings, delighted to finish season in second place
TR Fastenings On Track For Success with Superbikes Sponsorship
Fastenings firm becomes official sponsor of Superbikes Star Ryan Strafford
After crashing out of qualifying, RS Racing's Ryan Strafford starts from the back of the grid - and climbs up to 3rd by the end of lap one! Check out the video here
Ryan Strafford Race Report
Race report - September 2017
Round 7 of the Golden Era Superbikes saw us at the beautiful coastal circuit of Anglesey in North Wales. With its pictures back drop of Snowdonia and the Irish sea it’s a favourite for both riders and spectators alike.Saturdays Free practice went without hiccup and Ryan’s pace was good. He was only 1 second from the lap record on old rubber. This stood us in good stead for the racing.
Sundays qualifying was good and Ryan set pole in class and second on the grid. Losing out to slightly to the more modern GP1 classic bikes. “The times felt slow compared to what I was doing in practice yesterday” said Ryan. “The track is colder so that won’t help times. I’m happy with pole but I would have liked a quicker time” Ryan added.
Ryan took a comfortable victory in both race one and race two on Sunday. “I’m chuffed to bits with today. Pole and two race wins, it doesn’t get much better than that.”
Ryan title rival suffered bike issues during Saturday free practice so he was running his loaned Suzuki SRAD750. The bike he rode to victory at Donington. He finished second in both races as a couple of other riders fell trying to keep pace. During maintenance checks over night the team noticed a problem with the rear wheel. There was a crack in the carbon fibre. “These are high performance wheels that are extremely light. This crack means we cannot use the wheel for safety reasons. Imagine it collapsing while Ryan is at full speed down the back straight. We will be using the standard wheel for Mondays races” explained crew chief Chris.
Bank holiday Monday morning looked like it could be a wet race. As the sun began to shine it burnt away the remaining cloud and we were set for a hot (but very windy) race day. After a successful Sunday race Ryan was beaming with confidence. He knew the job at hand was to reduce the points in the title race and there was only one way to do that.
Feature day race wins have always been hard to win for Ryan. For some reason Thornton always comes out the block swinging. With the mega laps from Sundays races, Thornton just piped Ryan to pole and both riders started from row two on the grid behind 3 GP1 classics.
Ryan and Thornton started well. Ryan sat behind Thornton for one lap and then passed him. Again, he took a comfortable win. “That was a good race, I felt Richie holding me up so I went for the pass. I just paced myself with my pit bored keeping the gap around 2 seconds. Effective team work from the guys in the garage” Ryan added.
Race two Monday was not going to be easy. Ryan wanted his first 4 from 4 on the Honda but he knew that point where also very important. Thornton wasn’t going to lay down and hand this one to Ryan. Both riders came out the box swinging. the GP1 riders wanted to keep their lead but Ryan and Thornton where all over them. It was a 4-way battle and a battle of 2 different classes.
The victory went to Ryan and RSRacing. 4 wins from 4 races!!
Ryan went on to say “what a great race, Richie pushed on in that one. The first few laps where crazy busy, bikes and riders everywhere. I hope that makes some good viewing for you guys. I’m over the moon with the 4 from 4. We have worked so hard with Teut at TW suspension tech and Continental Tyres to get the bike set up. It’s amazing to be able to reward everyone that’s supported us with this little victory.” Said Ryan
RSRacing now head into the penultimate round at Oulton Park in Cheshire trailing by just 18 points
Its on ladies and gentlemen…… ITS ON!!!
Cadwell Park – Round 4 May 2017
Round 4 of the Thundersport GB meeting was held over the May bank holiday weekend.
Sunday Race 1 & 2
Monday Race 1 & 2
The win put Strafford back in the championship hunt and now trails the leader by 33 points, this will go all the way to the wire.
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