Jack Kennedy stormed to another Dickies British Supersport win in this morning’s wet opener, but it was disaster for his championship rival Alastair Seeley as he ended his race in the gravel.
The two Integro Yamahas took control of the race from lights to flag as Dubliner Kennedy eventually edged Brad Jones over the line by almost 0.8s, while EHA Racing’s Seeley was collected by Scotsman Sam Munro in a dice for podium contention.
Jones took the early lead as he and his team-mate powered away from the line, while GP2 contender Ryde slotted in behind with Seeley and Munro in tow.
Munro moved past the former champ into fourth on lap three before squeezing ahead of Kovara Projects’ Ryde on the very next lap.
With the two Integro boys up the road and still in close contention, Munro attempted to pull a gap but was soon caught by Seeley and Lee Johnston, who passed the club regular with less than five laps remaining.
While Kennedy moved ahead of Jones and stretched a slight gap which he held all the way to the flag, the battle behind was raging.
Johnston pulled out a few tenths after moving into third, but just behind Munro hit the deck on the inside of Seeley heading down McIntyres, taking out the former champ’s rear wheel as the two skittled into the runoff.
With a 0.788s win in hand ahead of Jones and Johnston, Kennedy move to within five points of Seeley’s series lead.