Kyle Ryde will enter into a fourth British Superbike Championship season with OMG Racing after agreeing a fresh deal with the title-winning team.
The announcement comes as Ryde readies a push for the 2023 BSB title over the final three events, beginning with this weekend’s ninth round at Oulton Park.
A three-time race winner this season, Ryde has come of age this season after assuming the mantle of team leader from former team-mate and 2022 BSB Champion Brad Ray.
Ryde’s new contract ensures OMG Racing’s rider line-up will remain unchanged next season - Ryan Vickers having signed a two-year deal earlier this year - but the 2024 BSB campaign will be its first with official Yamaha UK support, a status currently held by the outgoing McAMS team.
“I am really happy to continue with the OMG Racing team for the 2024 season. We’ve come a long way together since I joined the team in 2021 and feel like we have made big steps with the bike and myself at all circuits this season.
“With the commitment and support from Yamaha next year we should be in an even stronger position for 2024.
“I want to thank Alan, Paul and the whole OMG Racing team for their continued support.
“We will now keep focused and set our sights on continuing to fight for the championship this season.”
While the Mansfield rider faces an uphill task to reel in a 51-point deficit to Tommy Bridewell in the nine remaining races, OMG Racing team manager Alan Gardner believes there is still much more to come from Ryde in 2024.
“Kyle has proven himself to be not only a formidable opponent, but a fantastic asset to the team over the last 3 seasons.
“Confirming he’ll be with us again next season means that we can carry on pushing forward in order to retain the Bennetts British Superbike title with the same lineup, and as we all know, consistency is key at this level.
“Next year is exciting for us as we step up our relationship with Yamaha, so to enter that with both Kyle & Ryan is very exciting for the whole team.”