Defending champ Jack Kennedy cruised to his fifth Dickies British Supersport win of the season this afternoon as he fended off title rival Alastair Seeley.
Following Seeley’s victory yesterday and the physical altercation that followed between the two title contenders, Integro Yamaha’s Kennedy has knocked five points out of Seeley’s championship lead.
But it was Kyle Ryde who took full advantage of his pole position start as he shot into the lead ahead of Jones and Kennedy, with Seeley blasting off the second row to slot into fourth.
Kennedy swept past his team-mate Jones on lap two before showing Ryde a wheel at the same spot, Paddock Hill, on lap three, but he couldn’t quite make it past the GP2 rider.
By lap four, Seeley clocked the fastest lap of the race to move ahead of Jones into third and at the start of lap five, he stuck his EHA machine up the inside of both Kennedy and Ryde to take two in one at the top of Paddock.
But Kennedy snatched the lead away a lap later and soon began to stretch an advantage, building a gap of over a second by half distance as Ryde dropped almost the same distance back with Jones still on his tail.
From there, the Dubliner cruised to the win with 2.103s to spare over Seeley, while his team-mate Jones held off Ryde to bag another third some 10s further back.