Snetterton BSB: Kennedy extends Supersport lead with opening race win

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Jack Kennedy was the class of the Dickies British Supersport field this afternoon as he controlled almost the entire race to take another victory.

Integro Yamaha’s defending champ was only headed briefly by Brad Jones before clearing off in the distance to bag his eighth win of the year, while his team-mate pipped his title rival to help his cause in the championship chase.

After storming off the line in a squad one-two, Kennedy led Jones away from the field while GP2 front-runner Kyle Ryde tucked into third.

But Seeley soon got by Kalex-mounted Ryde and began pursuit of Jones after Irishman Kennedy had powered away from his compatriot.

The EHA Racing rider slipped by Jones just after the half-way point, but the pair were locked in a late battle for the final few laps.

And despite Seeley’s late pass at the back of the Norfolk circuit, Jones slipstreamed behind him at the line to beat the Northern Irishman by a mere 0.036s at the chequered flag, still almost three seconds down on winner Kennedy.

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