Jack Kennedy wrapped up the Dickies British Supersport championship in style this afternoon with a narrow victory over Alastair Seeley to clinch the title.
While the Integro Yamaha man went out with a win just , his rival Ben Currie put paid to any hopes of taking the title fight to tomorrow after a jump start forced him to take a ride-through penalty.
Kennedy shot off the line from pole position as he fended off a lunge from EHA Racing’s Alastair Seeley at Paddock Hill to maintain first, but Currie was on the move as he levered Seeley aside just a few corners in to take over second.
But Seeley came straight back at the Aussie at Hawthorn as the leading trio broke clear of the chasing pack, led by James Westmoreland, by over two seconds before red flags on lap three brought the scrap to a halt as Ross Patterson and Duchman Vasco van der Valk both crashed at Hawthorn.
When action got back underway for an eight-lap restart, Currie got a lightning start to scorch ahead of Kennedy, but the Gearlink Kawasaki man was slapped with a ride-through penalty for a clear jump off the line.
As Currie tucked into the pits and eventually rejoined in the mix for 25th place, Seeley grabbed the lead from Kennedy before the champion-elect snatched it right back as the two tussled for top honours.
But Kennedy held off the Wee Wizard’s advances to bag victory and the Supersport title, while Slidecodor/Go Racing Developments’ Jamie Perrin snatched third.