BSB: Ben Currie Wins A Shortened Opening Supersport Race

Ben Currie took the win in the British Supersport Sprint race today after a close scrap with David Allingham.

With championship leader Jack Kennedy out for the remainder of the weekend due to a training accident in the USA, Ben Currie has to take full advantage this weekend at Brands Hatch. The Aussie took the win in the opening race of the weekend for the Supersport class closing the gap to just 29 points behind the Irishmen.

David Allingham took the holeshot as the field swooped into Paddock Hill Bend with his teammate Ross Twyman slotting in behind. Ben Currie was in 3rd but was quick to make his move on the 2nd place man, launching his ZX-6R up the inside of Twyman into Sheene Curve and then made the move on race leader into Paddock Hill Bend.

Kyle Ryde had a strong start to his race as the GP2 rider held 4th but failed to hold off Jamie Perrin who got the better of the Nottinghamshire rider.

Ben Currie tried to bolt away at the start but the EHA Racing Yamaha of David Allingham went with the Aussie.

Ross Twyman held on to third, pulling away from Jamie Perrin who also had a lonely race.

The two RS Racing Kalex’s of Kyle Ryde and Josh Owens spent the race trading paint as the pair fought hard for the win in the GP2 class and a 5th position overall.

The other Gearlink Kawasaki James Westmorland was having a great fight with Sam Wilford who had to eventually settle for 9th behind the Kawasaki.

As the race was coming to a close, Joel Boerboom tried to pass Mike Brouwers into Hawthorn bend but got it wrong causing the pair to jump off as they hit the gravel bringing the red flag out.

This allowed Ben Currie to take the win ahead of David Allingham and Ross Twyman on the EHA Racing Yamaha’s.

Ben’s last win came at the opening round after he dominated the race in very tricky conditions.

For full race results, click here

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