British Supersport season begins for Gippsland’s Ben Currie

Gippsland’s Ben Currie didn’t have the best start to the new season in the British Supersport Championships.

Racing at Donington Park, the 25 year old from Glengarry didn’t finish the first race due to mechanical issues.  

Ben then placed seventh in the second race with two time penalties after starting from the back of the grid with more technical problems.  He said his bike was cutting out before the race began, then didn’t perform at its best on the track.

Ben races with the Kawasaki team and his support crew will have some quick mechanical work to do before round two.  That will be at the Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk on 21-23 August.  

The start of the British Supersport Championships was delayed by four months due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Ben went into the shortened season with a great deal of confidence and says he will work hard to make the most of the remaining five rounds.

“Unfortunately the weekend was far from alright with only a six round championship,” Ben said.

“We need to pull it together real fast ready for round two next weekend.  Meanwhile I’ll just keep putting in the work.”

This year Ben has returned to British Supersport Championships for 600cc bikes where he competed two years ago.  In 2019 Ben was in the higher class British Superbikes where he suffered a major foot injury that sidelined him for much of the season.

British Supersport Championships modified season 2020:
R1 – Donington Park, 7-9 August.
R2 – Snetterton 300, 21-23 August.
R3 – Silverstone National, 4-6 September.
R4 – Oulton Park, 18-20 September.
R5 – Donington Park GP, 2-4 October.
R6 – Brands Hatch GP, 16-18 October.