Gearlink Kawasaki News

29 August 2018

A win and a Podium at Cadwell Park

The team headed to the picturesque circuit of Cadwell Park for round eight of the Dickies British Supersport Championship. Ben Currie secured second in race one and an incredible win in race two. James Westmoreland was sixth in race one and seventh in race two.

Ben once again worked hard throughout the weekend and qualified for the first race in fourth place. He got a great start and was soon trying to hunt down the Championship leader, Jack Kennedy, for the win. He looked to be closing to make a move on the final lap but made a small mistake and had to settle for another second place.

For race two he started from second place on the grid and got an amazing start to take the lead. It was another fantastic race between Ben and Jack with Jack pushing hard and making some passes but Ben kept his head down taking his fifth win of the season and is just 36 points behind Jack in the Championship.

James was strong in practice but had to start from eighth on the grid for race one. With such a narrow track it is difficult to make up positions made worse by a bike blowing up in front of him forcing James to lose a couple of places. He was able to push his way through to sixth place. 

Westy started from seventh in race two and despite his efforts was suffering with a chatter problem and had to settle for seventh place.

In the Bennetts British Superbike class Fraser Rogers struggled to find a suitable set-up for this technical circuit and had to start race one from 24th place. He worked hard to finish in a creditable 17th place.

For race two he was placed in 18th position on the grid and was soon in a points scoring position when he was forced to retire with a technical problem.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "I'm so pleased for Ben this weekend; he has been working hard all season and deserves the results he got. We lost out on both practice sessions as we discovered an issue with the bike after his crash at Thruxton. Thankfully, we managed to get it fixed and he was really strong in both races. The win was a real credit to him, he showed his real talent as he really had to fight for it.

Westy struggled all weekend to find a set-up that suits his riding style. We are going to take a good look at the bike before Silverstone to see what the problem is.

Fraser once again put a lot off effort in that did not match the results. He was running in the points in the second race but had a technical problem. He has made some big changes to the bike to suit his riding style and we hope the results will come a Silverstone."

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posted by The Team at 18:12 by E2E Solutions