In a repeat performance from Brands Hatch a fortnight ago, Kennedy topped both of Saturday’s free practice sessions before securing pole position for Sunday evening’s sprint race.
Brad Jones was once again impressive in only his third race weekend on a Supersport machine, finishing the free practice sessions fourth quickest overall and then backing it up by qualifying on the second row of the grid in fifth.
Sunday’s sprint race was held in near perfect conditions with the sun shining. Dubliner Kennedy made the most of the weather by hitting the front on the first lap from pole position and dominating the race from then on.
His closest championship rival, Ben Currie, applied the pressure during the first half of the race but Kennedy eventually broke clear to take the chequered flag over six seconds ahead of second place, wrapping up a third straight win.
Jones was enthralled in a close fight for the final podium place but made a small error at Cascades and subsequently lost touch with the group. The 20-year-old had to settle for a lonely sixth place but added to his ever growing championship tally.
Monday brought more sunshine and a bumper crowd at Oulton Park, thought to be in excess of 40,000 people. Kennedy was on pole position once again but it was Currie to his right who got the holeshot with a blistering start.
The Dubliner was quickly back at the front though but couldn’t shake off the close attention of Currie. Kennedy lead every lap but Currie was applying constant pressure, never slipping further back than half a second in arrears.
But with a few laps remaining, a mistake from Currie and Kennedy pounced to open out over a second advantage and secure back-to-back double wins and a fourth victory on the bounce.
Jones was once again in a tight battle and went one better than the day previous to match his best ever Supersport finish with fifth place.