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Appleyard Macadam Integro Yamaha sign Kennedy and Jones for 2018 campaign

2017 Dickies British Supersport Championship winning team Appleyard Macadam Integro Yamaha have announced their line-up for the new season, signing Jack Kennedy and Brad Jones.

Campaigning the all new YZF-R6 which took the World Supersport title this season, the dealership based team have official backing from Yamaha Motor UK, reflected in their new Yamaha ‘true blue’ colour scheme for 2018.

Dubliner Kennedy is one of the 600cc class leading lights having competed successfully in the British and World series, having gained his first podium and race win with the Yorkshire squad, during his first stay seven years ago.

Eighteen year old Jones moves up to the Supersport class after a strong season in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship, winning a race and setting pole position four times.

Kennedy said: “I’m very happy to be joining Appleyard Macadam Integro for 2018, thanks to Robin and Yamaha for the opportunity.  I really think we can put a strong campaign together and compete for the title.

“On a personal note, it was good to be winning races in British Supersport again this season but consistency is the key to winning a championship and I feel this package can offer me that 2018.  I can’t wait to get going on the new Yamaha R6 in testing in Spain in January!”

Jeff Turner, Yamaha Motor UK Marketing Manager added, “The Appleyard Macadam Integro team is one of the most professional and successful British Supersport squads and Yamaha Motor UK are delighted to be supporting them again.

“The spotlight is likely to be on Jack from the very first round but with the latest YZF-R6 combined with the support and expertise of Robin Appleyard’s squad we are confident he can be a title contender. The new season is looking competitive and it will be great to see the R6 racing in its distinctive blue paint scheme!”

Image (Left to right): Lee Neesham YMUK Country Manager, Jack Kennedy and Robin Appleyard

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