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Silverstone wildcards for Ryan and Ryde

Silverstone wildcards for Ryan and Ryde

Racing Steps Foundation-backed riders Wayne Ryan and Kyle Ryde have been selected as the Moto3™ wildcard entries for the next month's Hertz British Grand Prix at Silverstone.  

The riders get their maiden Grand Prix weekend outings alongside RSF Moto3 World Championship regular John McPhee who rides with Racing Team Germany.

The Silverstone entries come on the back of strong rides by the KRP duo in the Spanish CEV Repsol Moto3 championship and selected rounds in the Italian CIV series.

Ryan secured his first win of the season at the opening CIV round in Mugello in April and followed up with a win and fastest lap in the CEV season-opener at Catalunya a fortnight later. The New Romney teenager currently lies fourth in the rider standings in the Spanish series.

Teammate and CEV Moto3 rookie Kyle Ryde signalled his potential in the series with an impressive ride to third place in the second race at the opening round. The Nottinghamshire rider is 14th in the championship.

The pair's on-track rivalry dates back to the 2011 British 125GP Championship in which Ryde beat Ryan to the title by two points with third place to Ryan's win at the final round at Brands Hatch.

The KRP riders will compete on KRP's Honda-powered M3-02 chassis.

"I can't thank everyone involved in fixing up the wildcards for us enough," said Ryan. "To race at my home Grand Prix is a fantastic opportunity to show what I'm capable of. But I'm under no illusions as to how difficult that's going to be."

Ryde - who celebrated his 16th birthday on the same day his Silverstone wildcard was announced - welcomed the news as 'the best birthday present anyone could have given me'.

"It's up to me now to show I'm worth it," the Jacksdale teenager said.

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