Fresh from his best ever World Supersport qualifying performance yesterday Rivamoto’s Jack Kennedy achieved a solid points finish in the World Supersport championship after a determined ride to 7th at the flag elevated the young Irishman to equal 7th overall in the world championship standings.
3rd at the end of the opening lap, Jack put up a tremendous fight to stay in touch with the leading pack but by lap 11 he began to lose touch as he struggled with grip.
With the top 3 positions seemingly settled Jack rode sensibly despite a small tyre problem to end the 21 lap encounter in a credible 7th place after coming under fierce attack from Michael VD Mark, Florian Marino and Roberto Rolfo in the closing stages.
Jack Kennedy – 7th position: ” I had a great first half of the race but I lost touch with Foret when the grip went away. I tried to put consistent laps in but could see the gap decreasing to the bunch behind me. I dug in but couldn’t do anything about it. We have grabbed more points and more info for this learning curve that we are on. I am happy with my pace and just need to find the whatever it takes to maintain it. A really great job by the team this weekend and I’m looking forward to Monza.”
Jeremy McWilliams – Team Manager: “We are all delighted with the results this weekend. I can understand Jack’s frustration after showing incredible speed throughout weekend. We always knew the pace was there but we need to work on getting the best out of the bike and rider for the full race distance. We are learning all the time so we will go to Monza happy and proud of our achievements so far this season.”
1st: Sam Lowes – Yakhnich Motorsport
2nd: Kenan Sofuoglu – MAHI Kawasaki Team India
3rd: Fabien Foret – MAHI Kawasaki Team India
7th: Jack Kennedy – Rivamoto Honda
Round 4 of the World Supersport Championship takes place at Monza in a fortnight.