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Ben Currie in BSB round 2 practice sessions at Oulton Park prior to crashing out

Currie's crash comeback

Currie's crash comeback

Ben Currie in BSB round 2 practice sessions at Oulton Park prior to crashing out

Glengarry's Ben Currie returns to track after major injury

Ben Currie is set to return to the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill this weekend where he’ll line up alongside teammate Glenn Irwin for Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

The 24 year old from Gippsland's Glengarry has been out through injury since May after crashing heavily at Oulton Park, resulting in multiple breaks in his left foot as well as damage to the knee ligaments in the same leg.

“It’s been a lot of hard work, and a lot of effort has gone in to get to this point, but it’s exciting to get back on a motorbike," Ben said.

"My foot has almost fully recovered so medically I’m good to go; I’ve just got to drown out the pain!"

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Ben made an impressive championship debut at Silverstone back in April finishing 13th in race two. He’s now looking to get some more track time and hopefully points under his belt at the Fife circuit.

“I’m going to have a run out for half an hour or so on Wednesday (UK time) at Donington Park just to make sure my footwork is OK and the pain is manageable," Ben said.

"It was 50/50 as to whether I’d make it back for this round so I’ll just have to see how it goes but I’m feeling confident.

"At this stage in the season there’s still plenty of racing to come and I’m keen to get back to doing what I love.”

This weekend's round of the British Supersport Championship is at Knockhill Racing Circuit in Scotland.

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