Gearlink Kawasaki News

22 July 2018

Two Double Podiums at Knockhill

The fifth round of the Dickies British Supersport Championship took place at the Knockhill Circuit in Scotland. Ben Currie secured too great second places with his team mate James Westmoreland gaining two third places.

It was looking good for another strong weekend for the team with Ben and Westy consistently towards the top of the time sheets during the practice sessions. Ben secured pole position on the grid for race one with Westy lining up on the front row in third.

Ben got another one of his awesome starts and led for 17 of the 18 laps fending off Jack Kennedy, the championship leader, until the last lap when Jack made a brave pass with Ben just unable to squeeze past him finishing second just 0.2 seconds behind. Westy was in a great battle to achieve his third place on the podium.

In race two Ben started from second on the grid wih Westy alongside him in third. Like race one Ben got another great start to take the lead and again it was a battle with Jack with him making a pass on the closing lap for Ben to come second. Westy was locked in his battle for fifth in the opening laps but soon made progress through the field to gain another third place.

In the Bennetts British Superbike Championship the team welcomed Fraser Rogers to ride the Kawasaki Superbike for the weekend. He continually improved his times throughout the weekend and started race one from 22nd place and was going well until he laid it down in the gravel. For race two he started from 21st place finishing just outside of the points in 16th.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - " It was a really good weekend for the team. Both Supersport riders did exceptionally well securing podiums in both races. Ben could not have done anything more to try to get the win, he fought so hard and i feel disappointed for him as he really deserved it. Westy turned a corner here and it is good to see him back with a bit of fight in his belly.

I'm really pleased with Fraser's progress this weekend. He worked hard throughout the sessions to get a good set-up and consistently brought his times. We were mainly using this weekend as a test weekend for him but he has exceeded our expectations and we look forward to Brands."

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posted by The Team at 13:05 by E2E Solutions