British Superbikes: Kennedy wins feature race to overtake Seeley as series leader

Alastair Seeley
Alastair Seeley was five points ahead at the top of the table going into Sunday's feature race

Jack Kennedy has won the British Supersport feature race at Knockhill and replaced Alastair Seeley as the series leader.

Dubliner Kennedy repeated his success from Sunday's earlier sprint race to go four points ahead of Carrickfergus rider Seeley at the top of the table.

Seeley's fourth-place finish in the feature race was upgraded to third as Kyle Ryde in third was on a GP2 bike.

Lee Johnston was forced to retire from the race in the 16th lap.

The Fermanagh rider had been in sixth position before what looked like a gearbox problem ended his race.

Kennedy's teammate Brad Jones, who finished second in the feature race, lies third in the championship table, 19 points behind Seeley.

In a dramatic sprint race on Sunday morning, Kennedy had slashed Seeley's series lead to five points with victory as the Carrick rider was taken out by Sam Munro while battling for third place with just two laps remaining.

Jones was second and Johnston was able to take third after Munro's clash with Seeley.

Andrew Irwin claims fifth in BSB race two

Andrew Irwin
Andrew Irwin is the highest-placed NI rider in the BSB series

After coming off in the 12th lap of the first British Superbike race at Knockhill, Carrickfergus rider Andrew Irwin claimed a fifth-place finish in race two, which ended four laps early after a red flag incident.

His brother Glenn was four places behind in ninth on his JG Speedfit Kawasaki, one place better than his performance in Sunday's earlier race.

David Allingham was 13th on his EHA Yahama while Josh Elliott was 14th on his OMG Suzuki - with both riders also finishing one place above what they did in race one.

Scott Redding won the race on his Be Wiser Ducati from Tarran McKenzie and Tommy Bridewell.

Andrew Irwin remains the highest-placed Northern Ireland rider in the championship in ninth place, with Josh Elliott dropping to 12th and Glenn Irwin remaining in 16th.

Clogher rider Keith Farmer, who was not competing after suffering bilateral fractures to both lower legs in a qualifying crash on Saturday, has dropped to 14th in the table.

Another Superstock win for McGlinchey

Eunan McGlinchey repeated his success at Brands Hatch earlier this month by winning the Superstock 600 race in dramatic fashion at Knockhill.

The Aghadowey rider narrowly edged out fellow Northern Ireland competitor Korie McGreevy, being awarded victory by just 0.054 seconds on the line.

As they had been at Brands Hatch, the pair were inseparable after pulling away from the chasing pack.

McGlinchey now leads the championship by 10 points ahead of second-placed Shane Richardson, who finished third in Sunday's race.

Jordanstown's Andy Reid secured a third-place finish in the Superstock 1000s, which was won by Taylor Mackenzie ahead of series leader Richard Cooper.

Scott Swann was third and second in the two British Motostar outings and lies second in the championship standings on 88 points, 27 points adrift of Brandon Paasch.