Motorcycling: Kirkham takes opening win

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The Independent Online

Samsung Honda's Jon Kirkham won the first race of the British Superbike Championship season at Brands Hatch yesterday, after taking the lead from Tyco Suzuki's Alastair Seeley on the final lap. Michael Rutter was third for Bathams Kawasaki. Kirkham said: "I knew there would be a few incidents but I just kept my head down."