KENNEDY TAKES MV VIC­TORY

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Jack Kennedy took a stun­ning vic­tory in the sec­ond Dick­ies Bri­tish Su­per­sport race of the week­end with an in­cred­i­ble last lap, last cor­ner pass on Ap­p­le­yard Ma­cadam Yamaha’s Keith Farmer.

In what was the race of the week­end, a three-way scrap be­tween Kennedy, Farmer and An­drew Ir­win en­sued in the clos­ing stages of the race with Kennedy go­ing from an al­most dis­tant third to the win in just half a lap.

Go­ing into the fi­nal lap, the bat­tle seemed to be be­tween Ir­win and Farmer, but Kennedy made ground in the fi­nal two sec­tors and, with moves rem­i­nis­cent of the iconic Tommy Hill v John Hop­kins bat­tle, won the race with an am­bi­tious move at Clear­ways be­fore the drag to the line.

Hav­ing won Satur­day’s sprint race, Keith Farmer fi­nally took over from the now-ab­sent Tar­ran Macken­zie at the top of the championship stand­ings. He now sits 26 points ahead of Ir­win in the ti­tle fight.

How­ever, the ac­tual win­ners weren’t the first bikes across the line in ei­ther race, with Alas­tair See­ley and Luke Sta­ple­ford tak­ing one vic­tory and a sec­ond apiece on their non-championship scor­ing Moto2 and World Su­per­sport ma­chines re­spec­tively.

‘He made ground in the fi­nal sec­tors and won with an am­bi­tious move at Clear­ways’

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