Drama at Brands Hatch for Team Appleyard Macadam

It was a dramatic return from injury for Jack Kennedy at Brands Hatch as he took a win and runner-up placing, with Brad Jones  continuing a successful run with another pair of visits to the podium. 

The team also celebrated team matriarch Peggy Appleyard’s 80th birthday in the paddock over the weekend; Peggy being a regular at the BSB series for many years.

Race one was a complicated affair with ever changing weather conditions, a restart and drama aplenty. In a hotly contested first part of the race our team duo both lead the way along with Seeley and Karl Ryde, however rain on lap five meant the red flag was deployed.

Although the restarted race started relatively dry, as a declared ‘wet race’ riders would stay out on track if more precipitation came, which inevitably it did. As the rain started falling a whole host of different riders joined a large group at the front of the field. 

“I've got to be happy with this weekend, especially only having an operation on my wrist less than two weeks ago. Yesterday was so close and obviously today I'm over the moon with the win. So all in all a good weekend!”

Jack Kennedy:

“I’m a bit frustrated to be honest today as I wanted to be in that battle for the front but once the tyre went past it's best it was tricky. Yesterday was a complicated race but this was more straightforward and ultimately, it’s another 32 points, so all good!”

Brad Jones:

“It’s been an interesting weekend for sure! Yesterday’s race was held in difficult conditions but everyone stayed on so that was a bonus. Jack’s been strong since coming back from his broken scaphoid and very nearly had a double win, whilst young Brad consolidated his third place and is nibbling at the leaders. The team worked hard as usual and we look forward to our annual trip over the border!”

Robin Appleyard:

Dickies British Supersport Championship Standings

1. Alastair Seeley (EHA Racing Yamaha) 175

2. Jack Kennedy (Integro Yamaha - Colin Appleyard Macadam Team) 145

3. Brad Jones (Integro Yamaha - Colin Appleyard Macadam Team) 132