Irishman Jack Kennedy wrapped up the 2018 British Supersport championship after the opening Supersport race of the weekend after a dominant season for him and the Integro Appleyard Macadam Yamaha team.
The fight was on between Gearlink Kawasaki’s Ben Currie who had to close back 41 point lead that the Integro Yamaha had heading into the final round.
Jack Kennedy looked set to win the title, whether that was after the sprint race or the feature race, but he was helped after Currie got slapped with a jump start ride through penalty, dropping him well outside the points.
Kennedy was locked in battle with Alistair Seeley eventually beating the ‘Wee Wizard’ by 0.090s when the pair crossed the line for the penultimate time in 2018.
It’s been a dominant season for the Dublin Car Mechanic with a total of 11 wins in 2018 with the possibility of making that 12 in the final Supersport race of the season. Along with the wins Jack has stood on the second or third place spot 9 times.
However, there was a dry spell for the Irishman who went 6 races without standing on the top step, mainly due to the arrival of Alistair Seeley.
Kennedy was forced to skip the Brands round in the middle of the season after an in-season testing injury which stopped him from wrapping up the title even earlier.
Kennedy wasn’t the only Supersport champion crowned today as Eunan McGlinchey took the title in the Supersport 300 class.
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