Gearlink Kawasaki News

2 September 2020

Solid Points at Snetterton

Yet another dramatic weekend in the Quattro Group British Supersport Championship for our boys, as they made their way to one of the fastest tracks, in the heart of Norfolk, Snetterton. Both riders are no strangers' to the track having had many battles there and this was to be no different.

The elements played their part due to the extremely strong winds making it difficult to hold the racing line.  All that said saw Ben Currie up the ante and James Westmoreland going wide to miss out on a podium. Free practice was very much just about getting used to the weather condiitions but they both continued to improve their lap times.

Despite Westy suffering with set-up problems throughout he still managed to qualify in a creditable third place on the grid for race one, just 0.812s off the pole sitter. Ben had to settle for ninth place on the grid.

Race one saw a lot of action with James battling throughout to gain a hard fought fourth place with Ben also fighting hard to reach the front winners to finish sixth.

Race two saw even more action as Ben stormed off the line to move into second place where he remained until lap 7 before sadly falling at the last corner. James started the race in fourth position on the grid holding his position for half the race before running wide at the hairpin still managing to finish the race in fifth. 

James Westmoreland - "It was a really difficult weekend as we struggled to make the bike work and were constantly chasing something i could ride properly.

My team workrd 100% as usual but the usual settings we use where the bike had worked previuosly didn't work. The races were very much damage limitation, 4th and 5th isn't horrendous and keeps me second in the Championship but it is not what we came for. 

Ben Currie - "The weekend was positive considering the lack of results. I was in a bunch of trouble during the practice sessions but managed to turn it around to be in the hunt for race two. I'm only looking at the positives from that race as we are getting closer learning more and more about the bike".

Team Manager - Arron Phillips -"This weekend was tough, we experienced some new technical problems with Westy's bike which were quickly resolved, great teamwork there. Ben was so unlucky as he has finally found his form. They both have the ability and the pace to be in a podium position and as we move on to Silverstone the team remains very positive."

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posted by The Team at 17:41 by E2E Solutions