BSB: Mar-Train Yamaha Racing’s Jack Kennedy Ready to Rejoin Fierce Points Battle at Cadwell Park.

Published on August 24, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

Jack Kennedy is ready to fight through the pain barrier at Cadwell Park for Round Eight of the Championship.

A bruised and battered Jack Kennedy is ready to rejoin the battle for points as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns this bank holiday weekend.

The Mar-Train Yamaha Racing rider suffered a heavy crash last time out at Thruxton following a freak accident with Danny Kent.

Kennedy is still struggling with rib and chest pains but is ready to fight through the pain barrier at Cadwell.

Jack Kennedy

The recovery has been going well apart from my ribs and chest which is sore. I think those injuries came from an impact with the handlebars or something.
I am still struggling for deep breaths, and even when lying down or coughing, it can be quite sore. It can quite painful when breathing, so I don’t know how I will be on the bike until I get on it.
It was a freak crash and up there with the worst I have had in my career. It is just part of racing and hasn’t dented my confidence.
These strange things can happen, and it is out of anyone’s control. It is part of racing.
Hopefully it doesn’t bother me too much, or I can manage it with painkillers.

Kennedy currently sits 11th in the BSB standings, just five points behind Kent who won’t be in action this weekend.
The Mar-Train Yamaha Racing rider hopes he can take advantage with three strong finishes at Cadwell.

Jack Kennedy
The battle for the top 10 is definitely on, it is really getting close.
Danny Kent had been doing well recently and Charlie Nesbitt had a big round at Thruxton. Kent isn’t going to be doing Cadwell which is really unfortunate for him. I was hoping to see him back.
But we have to capitalise if he isn’t going to be scoring any points at Cadwell. We also have to keep tabs on Nesbitt and Peter Hickman who are just behind in the standings.

Meanwhile, Mar-Train Yamaha Racing team owner Tim Martin says the team will have a ‘shakedown’ test on Friday evening ahead of Saturday’s opening Free Practice.

Tim Martin – Team Owner

Cadwell is one of Jack’s favourite circuits. We are going there with the bike fully fit again and ready to go.
Jack has bruised ribs and is still a bit sore, but thankfully he is on the mend and hopefully he can be in a good place to ride this weekend.
We will have a test on Friday evening at the circuit where we will make sure the bike is perfect and Jack is feeling okay.
Jack really does like Cadwell. He has wins there before on the 600.
it is a different opportunity on the R1 Superbike, but he is ready and looking forward to it.
We have some clients coming over this weekend which is always exciting. We have John Hudson Trailers, and this is their local circuit. They are coming in strength this weekend, so hopefully we can put on a good show for them.
Let’s hope we can pick up more top 10 finishes and try and improve as the weekend goes forward.

Featured Images: Olithephoto.


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