News 20 Sep 2017

Currie thrilled with perfect BSB Supersport results at Oulton Park

Gearlink Kawasaki entrant dominates the 10th round of the series.

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Supersport contender in the British Superbike (BSB) Championship Ben Currie is thrilled with his dominant performance at Oulton Park’s 10th round last weekend, where he charged to two commanding race victories.

The Australian’s highly-impressive form comes after a recent surge in results which have ultimately led the Gearlink Kawasaki rider to the top step of the podium, who he was joined by teammate Andrew Irwin in second last Saturday and Sunday.

“This weekend really couldn’t have gone any better for me,” said Currie. “How can you top that? I seem to thrive in difficult conditions and I feel like I am able to push when it’s like this. Saturday was strange in a way as I had such a big lead – I did at Silverstone and look what happened there.

“I knew I had to keep my head and also ride a clever race. I felt happy on Saturday with the conditions and it was a bit of a lonely race but I’m not complaining. To repeat the win on Sunday was just fantastic. I knew it would be harder and I’d be pushed to my limit. I gave it everything I had and Andrew and I had a great battle.

“It was hard with the spray today and we had a real fight for the win. Andy and Alastair were pushing a lot and I’m totally over the moon to take a double-win, it’s like buses. To reward [the team] with a double-win and a double-second is great – I’m so pleased for everyone.”

The next round of the BSB series is scheduled for 29 September-1 October at the Assen TT circuit in The Netherlands, marking the penultimate stop on the calendar.