Gippsland road racer Currie claims personal best in UK
Gippsland's Ben Currie has had his best finish yet in the leading road racing superbike championship in the United Kingdom.
Riding with the Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki team, Ben contested round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park on the weekend, claiming his best BSB career finish to date.
The 24 year old from Glengarry took 13th in qualifying - his best grid position of the year so far - then converted that form into a good result and claimed a fine 11th place in Saturday’s opening race.
A strong lap time enabled him to start from 12th place on the grid for Sunday’s opening race and he occupied 11th place for the first half of the race. However, he dropped back to 15th on lap 11 and two laps later he was forced to retire.