After Jack Kennedy took his second Dickies British Supersport Championship yesterday, his Appleyard Macadam Yamaha teammate Brad Jones secured the runner-up position placing today. Fittingly the duo had a fantastic battle in Sunday’s Feature race trading the lead on their Colin Appleyard Motorcycles prepared machines.

Having won Saturday’s ‘Sprint’ race, a noticeably more relaxed Jack took to the circuit as the 2019 Champion to again battle his young team-mate. Twenty-one year old Brad followed up his second place with yet another, to secure the runner-up position, in this only his second season in the class, having finished fifth in 2018.

The historic 1-2 topped an ultra-successful year for the Yorkshire based Appleyard Macadam Racing team. In fact the pair stood on the podium at every race they finished and won 19 out of the 22 races to date.

Jack looked sharp from the off, going over a second faster than the rest of the grid in Free Practice 1. Later on Friday the duo again went 1-2 in Free Practice 2. Jack then went on to take pole position with an ultra-fast 1:31.179 lap; 0.6 faster than Rory Skinner, with Brad third. In fact Jack’s qualifying time would have put him on the front row of the World Supersport race here, showing his competitiveness.

Yesterday’s Sprint saw a now regular holeshot from Brad who made the early running before an almost inevitable pass from Jack, who then proceeded to eke out his lead. Brad finished two seconds behind at the flag but was a comfortable four seconds ahead of third.

Sunday’s longer 18 lap ‘Feature’ race was a tense affair for the team. Brad controlled the early part of the duration and the pair circulated at a super-fast pace, especially given the cool autumnal track conditions. They then swapped the lead several times with Brad seemingly better on the brakes going into the Melbourne Hairpin and Jack faster into Redgate. With three laps to go Jack finally managed to break his young team mate to take an incredible 18th win of the year.

"“We obviously had a fantastic day yesterday and it was great to get the title wrapped up early and celebrate! I had a bit of a game plan to let Brad lead to let me save my tyre but when I tried to go he just wouldn’t let me go! He put up a real good fight and then for the last few laps I managed to create a gap and get the win.”"

Jack Kennedy

"“Its been a great year and I’m pleased to have helped secure a 1-2 for the team. I tried everything there, but we put on a good show the team told me! When Jack came past the first time, I just wasn’t going to let him have it so let the brake off in a few places like I probably should’ve done all year. It was a good race to round off the weekend. Having such a fast teammate has definitely helped bring me on, it just would have been nice to have beaten him more! The pressure is now off so I’ll be going all out for a win at Brands Hatch.”"

Brad Jones

"“It’s been another cracking weekend with the team celebrating a 1-2 in the series which makes us very happy of course! Our lads have been a class apart this weekend and I’m sure the WSB wildcard here made them realise just how hard they could push, even in these cold conditions. Today has been one of the best races of the year and it shows how much Brad has come on to be able to stick with Jack, who’s clearly a World class Supersport racer.”"

Colin Appleyard

Dickies British Supersport Championship Standings

Jack Kennedy (Colin Appleyard Macadam Yamaha) 470

Brad Jones (Colin Appleyard Macadam Yamaha) 389

Alastair Seeley (EHA Racing) 297