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SA WSBK Riders perform well

Hudson Kennaugh finished in 10th position in the WSS600 race on Sunday as a wildcard rider. Riding the Yamaha R6 in changeable conditions, he kept his position well until spotting rain caused the front 3 riders to raise the hands as indication of unsafe conditions. However it was only when Smrz slid off the track ( and fellow rider Holland ) that the race was red flagged. It was restarted as a wet race although most riders went with a dry road tyre ( not quite a slick ) and Hudson managed to keep his 10th position until the tragic crash of Craig Jones a few laps before the end of the race. The race was red flagged for a 2nd time as a result and Hudson kept 10th place as his finishing position.

Sheridan Morais faired even better in the SS1000 race by finishing a fantastic 2nd, the first podium for any Kawasaki rider this year. Shezza, as he is known in SA, has already won last years SA SuperBike Championship and is leading this years too. He qualified 8th, but managed to work his way up to 4th in tricky conditions with Antonelli close on his heels. First Smrz went down in front of the pair and then fellow Kawasaki rider Baiaccho, leaving Shezza in 2nd place, which he kept until the finish.