News 29 Aug 2023

BSB Supersport lead of Currie extends with fourth-straight win

Australian notches double victory at Cadwell Park's round eight.

Image: Supplied.

A strong weekend at Cadwell Park saw Ben Currie qualify fastest and take both British Superbike Championship (BSB) Supersport wins, marking the fourth-straight victory for the Oxford Products Racing Ducati rider to extend his lead at the top of the standings.

Currie entered Cadwell off the back of a Thruxton sweep, and continued that solid form to qualify on pole for the sprint race by 0.276s.

From pole, Currie got a clean and quick getaway at the lights to take the lead and held it all the way to flag, beating Luke Stapleford (Profile/Road and Racing Performance) by 0.433secs, who had moved into second position when title-rival Rhys Irwin (Astro-JJR Suzuki) crashed on lap seven.

In the feature race, Currie took control after both Stapleford and Tom Booth-Amos (Gearlink Kawasaki) crashed out, to then claim a comfortable 5.504s win and extend his championship lead to 44 points.

“Four on the trot!” Currie shared. “What a feeling. Thanks everyone involved and everyone that supports me. Let’s keep going.”

Of other Australians competing in the Supersport category at Cadwell Park, Tom Toparis (Macadam Racing) notched a 4-4 scorecard while Seth Crump suffered a double DNF due to a mechanical and then an electrical issue.