Jack kennedy left it until his penultimate lap to secure 8th position and a 3rd row start for tomorrow’s World Supersport race at Silverstone.
Kennedy has once again quietly been going about his business using the sessions to maximise race set up using the only tyre that is working for both qualifying and race set-up on the Rivamoto Honda.
Jumping immediately from 17th to 6th, Jack then found himself in a group of riders and was unable to improve further in the session and just slipped onto the third row as some in the group improved.
That said, the whole team are in great spirits with Edik Blokhin also improving his lap times considerably, and with a great weather forecast for Sunday, Rivamoto are looking forward to battling hard at the front of what promises to a nail biting race.
Jack Kennedy – 8th on the grid: “We went the right way with set up but we still need that extra little bit. I’m struggling like everyone else for grip but I’m happy with the consistent run at the end. We know which tyre we are going to race on which gives us some confidence for tomorrow. I would have been happy with the second row so am a bit deflated to see 8th on the board when I came in. Another great effort by the team and I gave it my all.”
Jeremy McWilliams – Team Manager: “We are all obviously happy with the lap times, it’s so close. Jack has gone faster than he ever has done at this track before. We just missed row 2 at the end, but our consistency is encouraging. For some reason all the Honda riders are struggling a little today, we have been the fastest Honda all day until the dying seconds which gives us hope that we have a consistent race pace. We have been limited with the selection of tyres that work with our bike here, so the strategy was to do lots of laps on our race tyre. We have only used part of our tyre allocation during the weekend and Jack has given himself the best chance to equal or better his best result. Edik also improved by quite a lot so its good to see both our riders doing well. I’d like to say well done to the british riders too, they’re all flying.”