Gearlink Kawasaki News

29 July 2018

A win and a Podium at Brands Hatch

The sixth round of the Dickies British Supersport Championship took place at the Brands Hatch GP Circuit. Ben Currie took a brilliant win in race one and was looking to do the double when a mechanical problem forced him to cruise round on the final lap in race two finishing fourth. James Westmoreland was sixth in race one and third in race two. 

Ben was looking strong all weekend and was continuously at the top of the time sheets qualifying on pole for race one. In the absence of his main Championship rival, Jack Kennedy due to injury, it was important that Ben secured good points to bridge the gap between them in the Championship. He got a great start in race one and led from lap one and despite a strong challenge Ben worked hard to gain the win. 

He started race two from second position on the grid and got another amazing start and looked extremely comfortable leading the pack extending his lead to just over three seconds. He was riding very well but just as he was crossing the finishing line for the final lap the bike had a techncal problem forcing him to nurse it round to finish in fourth position.

James was struggling with set-up all weekend but worked hard to push for some good results. He qualified in tenth position for race one but dropped to 14th off the line. He got his head down and worked his way through the field to finish in a strong sixth.

Westy started race one in eighth position and was soon setting some good lap times finishing on the podium in third place. He is now fourth in the Championship just one point off third.

In the Bennetts British Superbike class Fraser Rogers started his second round with the team. He worked hard all weekend to improve his lap times qualifying in 23rd place for race one. He got a good start and was able to make up some places finishing in 19th place. For race two he started from 22nd place finishing in 21st.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "In the Supersport class Ben was flying all weekend taking pole position for race one. He rode extremely well and had full control from start to finish and throughly deserved the win. For race two he again excelled himself and got a comfortable lead when he was struck with a problem on the final lap. I am so sorry to him for this happening and was glad he was able to salvage fourth and some strong points.

James struggled with set-up and was down in qualifying although he had a reasonable race in race one. He was higher up the grid for race two and rode a stronger race to finish third.

Fraser worked hard all weekend and he is a pleasure to work with. He brings an upbeat attitiude to the team and once again improved in every session. We made some changes for race one that did not quite work out but he had a much stronger race two and we are certainly moving in the right direction with him."

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posted by The Team at 11:58 by E2E Solutions