Team WD-40 Kawasaki have been left without a rider after Jack Kennedy crashed out of qualifying at Brands Hatch Indy in which he suffered a broken right hand and left ankle plus aggravation of a previous left wrist fracture and a swollen knee and elbow.

The Irish rider had looked like a top ten contender during the opening qualifying knockout phase but suffered a heavy fall at the exit of the left-hander Graham Hill bend which caused the second red flag stoppage of the session.

After being taken to the medical centre and assessed by doctors Kennedy was diagnosed with a broken right hand and left ankle, aggravated a left wrist fracture plus heavy swelling on a knee and an elbow.

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The Team WD-40 Kawasaki rider is therefore a near-certainty to be unable to ride in either of Sunday's races at Brands Hatch Indy which means the team is now without a fit rider.

Kennedy's former team-mate Sam Hornsey left the team in a mutual decision after retiring from all forms of motorsport in the build-up to round two at Oulton Park earlier this month.