Assen BSB: Supersport sweep as Seeley holds off Kennedy

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Dominant Alastair Seeley survived a race-long battle in today’s Dickies British Supersport feature race as he completed his weekend clean sweep ahead of Jack Kennedy.

The EHA Racing Yamaha rider traded blows with the series leader for almost the entire 16-lap scrap to take victory by less than a tenth of a second as Kennedy extended his championship lead.

​In a near repeat of yesterday’s action, Gearlink Kawasaki’s Currie got the strongest start, but Seeley hit the front by the end of the first lap before Kennedy nabbed the lead of the three-rider train, with GP2 runner Josh Owens closing on them in fourth.

The Irishman held the advantage for nearly the entire first five laps, but former champ Seeley had a go on lap six only for Kennedy to snatch the lead straight back a couple of corners later.

Seeley and Kennedy continued dicing at the front, but all the while Currie was making inroads and by the half-way point he was right in their tracks and looking for a way through.

The Wee Wizard made a pass on lap 10 to hit the front, but was never able to shake the Dubliner as the laps wound down and with four to go, Kennedy slipped up the inside of Seeley at the Timmer Chicane.

But Seeley was straight back at him at the Ramshoek with two laps remaining before fending off the Integro Yamaha man’s final attempts to complete his weekend double by just 0.097s, while Kennedy led home his title rival Currie in second and third.

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