Round 11 of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at Assen

Jack Kennedy:

"Another successful weekend on the Appleyard Macadam R6 with a pole, two 2nd places finishes and more points into our championship challenge. I was really pleased with our pace in qualifying going 0.5s under the lap record but the sprint race was a bit messy as I never really got an opportunity to put some fast laps together without being lunged on or run wide. Race two was better as I hit the front early and held the advantage for the first part of the race, setting a hotter pace to stretch the pack. From the mid way stage it turned into a good battle with myself and Seeley trading places every lap, and I knew it would come down to the last lap or last corner. Seeley was riding super defensively on the last lap so I had to use my head and not get sucked into making a lunge, as if he let off the brakes there would definitely have been contact and we might both have gone down - so settled for second this time. Big credit to my team for a top job as always. Full gas for Brands Hatch now!"

Brad Jones:

"Overall it was a challenging weekend with learning the track and adjusting myself to it. We made great progress with making time improvements over each session, but we had to really work hard to get the bike set up as every session I was pushing the bike to higher limits due to lack of track knowledge. Race 1 was tough, race 2 was a big improvement having a great battle for 4th. Arm pump hindered me at the end so on paper the result doesn’t look amazing, but we made solid progress across the weekend and now head to Brands Hatch to end the season on a high!"

Robin Appleyard:

"The team are now making the relevant preparation for the final time in 2018. A huge weekend lies ahead and the team are doing everything possible to ensure it goes smoothly. We have come a long way as a team to be fighting for back to back British championships. Its hasn’t come easy and I feel extremely proud of all the team for their hard work in getting us to this point. Of course it goes without saying, that it wouldn’t be possible to get to this stage without our amazing sponsors and partners that support us and we are very pleased to be taking them all along on this journey."

Next and last stop: Brands Hatch!

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