RAF Kawasaki doubles up with Jack Kennedy for remainder of 2020 BSB

Double British Supersport Champion Jack Kennedy joins RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki's expanded 2020 BSB effort alongside Ryan Vickers

Ryan Vickers - Lee Hardy Racing Kawasaki

RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki has announced it will double up its efforts for the remainder of the 2020 British Superbike Championship with Jack Kennedy joining alongside Ryan Vickers.

The Irishman - the British Supersport Champion in 2018 and 2019 - began the much delayed 2020 BSB season with Santander Salt TAG Yamaha but was left without a ride when that outfit withdrew ahead of Round 3.

Though Kennedy was offered a seat with the team’s Superstock 1000 effort, as well as a contract on the Yamaha R1 superbike for 2021, Kennedy has instead taken up the opportunity to join the Lee Hardy Racing-run RAF Regular & Reserves on a Kawasaki ZX-10RR.

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He will be partnered with Vickers in what will be the team’s first two-rider effort since 2016.

“I’m really happy to be joining the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team and am extremely grateful that they stepped in with the offer to ride for them for the rest of the season,” the Irishman said. 
“I’m equally thankful to the Santander Salt TAG Yamaha team for allowing me to ride for another team for the remainder of 2020. My first time on the Kawasaki ZX-10RR will be next Friday’s free practice session so I’ll take it step by step and see how I get on but I’m fit and raring to go.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do on the Kawasaki particularly at Oulton Park which is a circuit I love but the next three circuits are all good ones for me and good for a Superbike too. 
“The team have been really enthusiastic in all the conversations we’ve had and are excited to have me on board for the second half of the season and that’s given me a really positive feeling as well so I can’t wait.”
The 2020 BSB season has just reached its half way point with only three rounds and nine races left to decide this year’s champion.
Vickers’ best finish so far this year with RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki - runners-up in 2018 with Jake Dixon - has been an eighth place at the Donington Park opener.