Ben Currie reflects on maiden British Supersport win
Images by Jon Jessop
Australian Ben Currie romped to his maiden British Supersport win on Sunday at Oulton Park last weekend.
Sunday’s ‘sprint’ race for the British Supersport riders took place in very tricky conditions but that only played into the hands of Currie who mastered the wet conditions, coming from 12th on the grid to record his first ever victory in the series, returning CF Motorsport to the top of the podium for the first time in 2016.
Monday then saw huge crowds packed around the undulating 4.35km circuit but Currie could not repeat his winning performance from Sunday after he was taken out by a fellow rider on the opening lap whilst running 2nd.
Ben Currie – 1st + DNF
“It was an up and down weekend for me, literally. I had a big highside early in practice and hurt my neck, back and arm and could only manage to qualify 12th in a wet and miserable qualifying session.
“The sprint race was perfect though. I made a good start, kept chipping away and eventually caught the leader, passed him to grab my first ever win in British Supersport.
“The feature race was a different story. I was running second and then got slammed by Andy Reid, I went down and hit the barrier that had no air fence hard. Luckily I have no broken bones and despite the crash I must be pleased with what we achieved.
“The CF Motorsport team is working great, I am so happy to be part of it and I am sure there are more podiums to come.”
Despite the DNF in the second race Currie is currently fifth in the British Supersport Championship.
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