BSS: Kennaugh splits from team.

2008 British Supersport Championship runner-up Hudson Kennaugh has split from the Linxcel-Seton Tuning Yamaha team.

Having claimed three wins and six podiums last season to finish second overall behind Glen Richards, the South African is just eleventh in the 2009 standings after eight rounds with a best race finish of fourth.

Kennaugh is now 'assessing his options' but makes clear his target is a Superbike seat, whilst the team's Metzeler National Superstock 600 rider Nick Clark will make the step up to Supersport for the next round at Cadwell Park.

"I would like to thank Phil Seton and the boys for the way they welcomed me into the team,” said Kennaugh. “I really appreciate all the work they have done but I need to get into Superbikes and the best time to start is now. Phil has worked really hard to give me a fast machine and we have achieved so much. It is a real credit to the team to see how they have stepped up from last year in the way they have."

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Hudson Kennaugh - Linxcel Seton Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Ukrace - Unregistered

August 19, 2009 2:58 PM

Hudson imho is an awesome rider afterall he did give Glen a real run last season and you dont run up for the supersport champ if your crap!. I think the Seton bikes just arent as quick as people make out. Same with the club bikes he puts out there alot of people dont realise those race winners would win on most bikes, they are talented riders. Funny how his bikes loose bhp when on anyone elses dyno too :?

harrishawk - Unregistered

August 24, 2009 9:43 AM

Hudson is a fantastic rider, and it was kinda obvious the bike just wasn't upto it this year. I've read a few comments that hudson has a bad attitude, and myself have found this not to be the case.I have always found him to be very friendly,and he has a wicked sense of humour. I think we must realise, Hudson has come over to England to do a job, he is 100% focused on that job, and has always done it well. Good luck for the future Hudson.

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