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Jack Kennedy and Mar-Train Yamaha to part ways at the end of 2023 BSB season

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Jack Kennedy and the Mar-Train Yamaha team have announced they will be parting ways at the end of the 2023 British Superbike Championship [BSB] season.

The Irishman made a return to the BSB class this season with the same satellite Yamaha team with which he dominated the 2022 BritishSSP Championship en route to a fourth title.

In what has been a positive return to the Superbike class for the experienced racer, with three rounds of the season remaining, Kennedy sits tenth in the overall standings with a best finish of fourth attained at Thruxton.

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"I am grateful to the team for giving me the opportunity and for everything we have built this year in the Superbike class,” he said.

"To see us running at the front in BSB is a great achievement for us as a team. It’s a shame that it has to end as I believe we could have progressed even further in a second season together.

"But I’m ready for the next chapter in my own career and I’m twice as motivated to use the experience gained this year to continue in the British Superbike Championship because that's where I feel I belong."

"We have had a lot of success together as a team, including lifting the Supersport title last year. I am looking forward to finishing the last three rounds on a high with Mar-Train and giving my team, sponsors and supporters something to really shout about."

“We are making a few changes for 2024 and revamping the team,’ added team manager Tim Martin. “I spoke to Jack this week about the direction we are taking, and it has all been very amicable.

"We have worked with Jack three years in total, including the past two years which has been hugely successful,” 

"He has been with the team for this year's Superbike championship and has done a great job with us. We just feel that it is time for a change in direction ahead of next year.

"There has been no fallout. I came to the decision that a change was needed and explained everything to Jack, and I sincerely wish him every success in the future."

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