Jack Kennedy scored an impressive 12th place finish on Sunday at Imola in a manic, incident packed race day which saw multiple red flags, restarts and delays. After Caricasulo’s Yamaha stopped on the sighting lap which caused an initial delayed start, the race was red flagged on the very first lap when Roberto Rolfo fell at the final chicane putting debris on to the track.
Then in the re-started race, once again the red flag brought a halt to the proceedings, this time on the fourth lap, after another crash left oil on the track. With the rescheduling of the race to after the Super bike race, it was shortened from an original 17-lap length to 11 laps of the Imola track.
Remaining focused for the third race start of the day, Jack didn’t get off the line well but dug deep and was soon battling for a top ten position. His quick reactions avoided Niki Tuuli when he crashed directly in front of him and determined as ever, he fought all the way to the line. In the last lap, Anthony West made late move on him stick for the 11th place but impressing as a stand-in for Profile Racing, he crossed the line in 12th position, ahead of his team-mate Luke Stapleford, with Michael Canducci and Gino Rea rounding out the points places.
Jack “Solid 12th first time out. Struggled a little with rear tyre and the 3 starts didn’t help, all in all though, a good weekend. Big thanks to the lads at Profile racing. Looking forward to Donny already”
Full Race results: #14 P12. Full Details HERE.
Team Standings: Profile Racing P10 Full details HERE.
Warm up: #14 P7. Full Details HERE.
Jack and Profile Racing will be back in action over the 26-28th May weekend at the UK’s Donington Park circuit. Having acquitted himself well on a bike he had never ridden before last Friday, there are a lot of positives to take to the next round. He pulled out all the stops progressively improving every session so now with a race under his belt, he can look forward to riding at a track he has a lot of experience at to fight for top result.
Photo credits: WorldSBK.com