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Ben Currie in round 11 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park (4-6 October 2019).

Currie struggles

Currie struggles

Ben Currie in round 11 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park (4-6 October 2019).

A mishap in Qualifying puts Currie off the pace

Gippsland's Ben Currie endured a frustrating three days at Donington Park this weekend.

The 24 year old from Glengarry, racing with the Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki team, finished the penultimate round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship outside of the points in both races.

The Leicestershire venue in Britain saw mixed conditions throughout the weekend but, after wet weather on Friday, qualifying on Saturday was held in good, dry conditions although it proved to be a difficult session. Currie slid off the Kawasaki ZX-10RR at Redgate Corner to eventually finish in 21st place.

It meant Curie lined up for Sunday’s first 20-lap race on the seventh row with dry conditions all around the 4 kilometre Grand Prix circuit and although he made progress during the race, 19th meant he missed out on scoring points.

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The second race followed a similar pattern and Currie found himself battling on the edge of the top 20 for the first half of the race, finishing in 18th place.

“It was a roller-coaster weekend," said Currie. "I got two top ten positions in the wet on Friday but I wasn’t comfortable in the rain - we had a bad feeling with the bike."

“We were still struggling in the dry on Saturday morning and then I made a mistake in qualifying where I ended up crashing out. This cost me some vital grid positions and it was always going to be difficult in the race.

“The first race was OK but the second race was much better and we found a good set-up with the bike, I fought till the end and had a much better race. I hope to finish Brands higher up the results sheets in a couple of weeks’ time.”

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