BSB: Mar-Train Yamaha Racing and Jack Kennedy determined to finish the Bennetts British Superbike season on a high.

Published on October 13, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

Mar-Train Yamaha Racing’s Jack Kennedy is determined to finish the Bennetts British Superbike season on a high as we head into the final weekend of the championship.

Kennedy excelled in the wet last time out at Donington Park to keep the Northern Ireland-based team on track for a top-10 finish this season.

The Dubliner knows nothing less than three solid finishes at Brands Hatch this weekend will ensure they stay ahead of the chasing pack.

Kennedy said:
“It is hard to believe this weekend is the final round of the season. It has absolutely flown by.

“The last round was a great weekend for us; one of our best points-scoring weekends of the season. It gives me plenty of confidence going into Brands Hatch.

“We want to finish the season on a high and try and match or better our results in the last round. We want to try and hold on to that 10th place in the championship standings.

“Charlie Nesbitt and Peter Hickman are the danger men and the ones we have to beat. I know Nesbitt is strong at Brands Hatch, but we are strong there as well.

“Hopefully things go our way. I think 10th would be a good achievement for us as a team in our first year in the Superbike class.

“Brands Hatch is a track I really like, and it will be great to go back to a track we have already been to this year, just like Donington was.

“So, I feel confident in knowing what is coming, and already have decent settings on the bike which we can hopefully improve on.

“I am looking forward to hitting the ground running.”

Kennedy is set to leave Mar-Train Yamaha Racing at the end of this season following an amicable split.

The 35-year-old says he has enjoyed the step up to the Superbike class after clinching the British Supersport title with the team last year.

He added:
“I have loved riding in the Superbike class this year. It has been tough as you would expect, but I have really enjoyed the challenge and I have enjoyed working with the team.

“It is a shame we are not going be together next year because I feel we would have excelled even more. But I will try my best to stay in the Superbike class next season, and a good showing this weekend will certainly help my chances.”

Mar-Train Yamaha Racing team boss Tim Martin added:
“It is the last round of the championship, and we want to finish the season on a high. We were very competitive in the wet last time out at Donington Park.

“Friday looks wet this weekend while Saturday and Sunday look cold and dry. We will see how that suits us.

“Hopefully Jack can keep plugging away and try and finish in that top 10 so we can end the season on a positive note and give the team and all our sponsors something to cheer heading into the off-season.

“I just want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who has supported us this year including all of our great sponsors who help make this all happen. We can’t do it without them.

“Hopefully we can put a smile on their faces with three solid finishes this weekend at Brands Hatch.”

Featured Image: Olithephoto.


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