Ryde hit by stomach bug

Kyle Ryde in action at Estoril in Portugal
Kyle Ryde in action at Estoril in Portugal

Teenage motorcycle race Kyle Ryde was hit by a bout of food poisoning when he took part in the Moto GP Redbull Rookies event at Estoril.

And his dodgy stomach affected his form and he qualified on sixth place on the grid.

In the Saturday race, the Jacksdale youngster crossed the line in a creditable sixth place.

Things went a little better in the Sunday race and at one point Kyle led the race before taking the chequered flag in fourth spot.

Kyle will next be in Moto GP action on June 16 and 17 at Silverstone.

Before then, he has an outing on his new Honda Moto 3 race bike in the British Championship at Snetterton, Norfolk, on May 26 and 27.