Starting 22nd on the grid after a qualifying crash, the race was always going to be tough for Kennedy but a red flag after five laps meant an improved grid position when the race finally got underway again. The Irish lad made another good start and was up to twelfth battling hard with a group of seven riders.
Three laps into the race a small brake problem slowed his progress and made the Rivamoto Honda difficult to ride as Kennedy had to adjust his braking distance, but the youngster was happy that he managed to take away three points from the weekend out on the Italian circuit.
“It’s been an unlucky weekend. It started out great but then the bad luck came. In both parts of the race I had a brake problem which started half way through the first part and after three laps in the second,” said Kennedy.
“The bike was hard to ride as I was having to adjust the lever. I lost the front end a few times and almost crashed. I am happy to get three more points under the circumstances and we will move on to the next race in Russia. The whole team have put in a great effort this weekend so a big thanks to them.”
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