Ben Currie has some highs and lows at Donington BSB

Currie salvages a 7th place after what was a rough Donington for the young Victorian

It was a weekend of highs and lows quite literally for CF Motorsport during round ten of the 2016 British Superbike Championship at Donington Park. Victorian Ben Currie slid out of contention of Saturday’s encounter after displaying some pace ahead of the race before making amends to finish 7th on Sunday.

British Superbike 2016 -Round Ten - Donington - Image by Jon Jessop - Ben Currie
British Superbike 2016 -Round Ten – Donington – Image by Jon Jessop – Ben Currie

Qualifying on row three in seventh position Ben put the CF Motorsport Yamaha in to contention and was looking strong before making a mistake that saw his crash out after one flying lap.

Ben Currie at Donington Park 2016 - Image by Jon Jessop
Ben Currie at Donington Park 2016 – Image by Jon Jessop

In Sunday’s ‘feature’ race Ben once again started on the third row which underlined his pace on lap two of the ‘sprint’ race and the team were confident of a solid points haul.

At the flag Ben was classified seventh but was running the pace of several of his rivals who finished just in front of him.

Ben Currie at Donington Park 2016 - Image by Jon Jessop
Ben Currie at Donington Park 2016 – Image by Jon Jessop

It’s onwards to Assen now for CF Motorsport and Ben is confident that they can be back on the box before the final British Supersport chequered flag of the year is waved.

Ben Currie – DNF + 7th

“Race one I made a good start but got beaten up early on. I started to make some progress and was catching the leading group when I lost the front. My mistake and I am sorry to the team but we still put in the 8th fastest lap despite only managing one flyer. The team did a great job to get us back on track for yesterday’s race. We had a lot more pace this weekend but I just struggled to get going in the feature race. Nevertheless we got another 9 points which is important. I am looking forward to Assen.”

Ben Currie is currently ranked eighth in the British Supersport Championship standings with 154 points to his name. Currie won two races across the first three rounds and is looking to get back to that winning form in the final few rounds of the British Superbike Championship.

Ben Currie with some of the CF Motorsport crew at Donington Park - Image by Jon Jessop
Ben Currie with some of the CF Motorsport crew at Donington Park – Image by Jon Jessop
British Superbike 2016 -Round Ten - Donington - Supersport Race One Results
British Superbike 2016 -Round Ten – Donington – Supersport Race One Results
British Superbike 2016 -Round Ten - Donington - Supersport Race Two Results
British Superbike 2016 -Round Ten – Donington – Supersport Race Two Results
British Superbike 2016 -Round Ten - Donington - Championship Points Standings - Supersport
British Superbike 2016 -Round Ten – Donington – Championship Points Standings – Supersport