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BSS: Kennedy takes stunning win for MV

Published: 25 July 2017

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

In what would become 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 vs John Hopkins battle, won the race with an ambitious move at Clearways before the drag to the line.

The victory comes after the Irishman was awarded MV Agusta’s first ever British Supersport victory at Snetterton after a delayed race direction hearing docked Andrew Irwin one position for passing under yellow flags.

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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. 

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-scoring Moto2 and World Supersport machines respectively.  

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