BSB: Mar-Train Yamaha Racing and Jack Kennedy ‘Back to Business’ at Snetterton.

Published on July 6, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

Jack Kennedy insists it’s ‘back to business’ for Round Five of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Kennedy has been active since the last round at Knockhill, having been drafted in by Evan Bros Racing to replace the injured Andrea Mantovani for last weekend’s World Supersport round at Donington Park.

The Dubliner impressed on the World stage but now his full focus returns to BSB action on board Mar-Train Yamaha Racing’s R1.

Kennedy – who has fully recovered from injuries sustained at Knockhill last month – is setting his sights on climbing back into the top 10 at Snetterton.

Jack Kennedy

The injuries are all good and I feel fully recovered after having a bit of a break since Knockhill.
I also got the ride in the World Supersport Championship which was good. It kept me ticking over and gave me some bike time before this weekend. I enjoyed the experience, and the most important thing was getting some bike time.
 I felt good on the bike and didn’t feel any niggles from the injuries I picked up at Knockhill. I am now fully focused on returning to the British Superbike Championship and I can’t wait to get back on the R1 and working with the Mar-Train Yamaha Racing team again.
 I have enjoyed a lot of success at Snetterton in the past, and Mar-Train Yamaha Racing have also had success there. We won the Supersport title there last year.
 So, I have good memories of it and the weather should be good as well. I am looking forward to the longer lap, compared to Knockhill.
 I am looking forward to the speeds we will clock up on the two long straights. I am excited about it.

Kennedy has enjoyed a positive British Superbike campaign so far, in what has been an “ultra-competitive” championship during the opening four rounds.

He currently sits 10th in the standings after battling his way to an impressive 61 points.

Jack Kennedy

It is so competitive, and you need to be at 110 per cent in every race. It is tough but we have shown signs of what we can do, and there is so much more to come.
 We want to be getting top 10 finishes again and that will be the target this weekend. We have already proved we can compete at the front end.
 We have been outside the top 10 in the last couple of races and we don’t want to be there. We want to get back to the form we showed at Silverstone.
 So, this weekend the aim is three top 10s, and we won’t be happy with anything less.

Mar-Train Yamaha Racing Team Manager Tim Martin echoes Kennedy’s bullish approach, with a return to the top 10 a big target this weekend.

Tim Martin – Team Owner

It is great to get back to British Superbike action, and at a track we have enjoyed success at in the past. 
 We are hoping to have a good run this weekend. The R1 package is proven around Snetterton, and we genuinely want to get into the top 10 on our own merit.
 We want to continue progressing and building and hopefully we can do that as the weekend unfolds. Jack had a ride in the World Supersport Championship, so he has had some track time to keep him ticking over.
 Hopefully he can jump back onto the Superbike and enjoy a good weekend. Everything is in place for a positive weekend so we can’t wait.
 We are confident of giving a good account of ourselves so it’s all systems go.

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