DUBLINER Jack Kennedy dominated today’s Quattro British Supersport feature race to move a step closer to another championship crown.
The Irishman led every lap of the action this afternoon to bolster his points standing ahead of the finale with his sixth win of the season.
While Lee Johnston took the holeshot from pole position, it was just a few corners later that Kennedy hit the front and immediately dropped the hammer.
The Bournemouth Kawasaki rider built almost half a second per lap as he pulled a nearly four-second gap before the race even hit half distance, but as the battle raged behind – led by Spirit Motocorsa’s Mason Law and title contender Ben Currie, his gap began to drop.
The two chasers had his advantage down to three seconds by lap 10 of 18 and continued to nick tenths out over the next few laps, but their charge wasn’t enough and Kennedy put another second back into his lead to win by 4.292sec.
While GP2 rider Law charged home for a lone second with Currie third across the line, and second in class, it was drama behind as the battle for third Supersport heated up.
A wide run at the Melbourne hairpin caused Johnston to run wide, allowing Currie and Charlie Nesbitt through before the Ashcourt man and Bradley Perie came together as they crashed out.