Brands BSB: Kennedy takes the lead with Supersport double

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Jack Kennedy did the double this weekend in the Dickies British Supersport series as he fended off challenges from Ben Currie and James Rispoli in the red-flag-restarted feature race this afternoon.

The Integro Yamaha rider now tops the tables after beating championship rival Currie to two wins on the Indy Circuit.

The two series leaders were at it from the off, Currie leading from Perrin and Kennedy before Perrin was slapped with a ride-through penalty for jumping the start.

It was then American James Rispoli who slotted into third, with Ross Twyman chasing less than 0.8s behind as they fought to keep sight of the two front-men.

But action was halted when rain began to fall, prompting red flags at half-distance as racers were brought into the pits to prepare for a 12-lap wet race.

Everquip Racing’s Rispoli took off like a scalded cat on the restart, nabbing the hole shot as he pulled nearly a second on Kennedy and Currie after just one lap.

But Kennedy soon reeled the Floridian back in and squeezed up the inside at Paddock Hill Bend to take the lead on lap five.

The Irishman was never able to pull a comfortable gap over Rispoli, who came under constant fire from Gearlink Kawasaki’s Currie, but he held off any serious challenges to take the win by 0.290s.

Rispoli bagged the runner-up spot for his first Supersport podium since 2015, while Currie secured third just 0.413s off the win.

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