If you race in BSB and you’re young, fast and talented, sooner or later you’ll get the right opportunity. This is the case of Ben Currie: the Australian will debut in British Superbike with Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki (alongside Glenn Irwin) and so he’ll be in the same team that won last year with Leon Haslam. This is no bet: the reference team of Kawasaki in BSB have decided to INVEST on Currie, as the talented Aussie definitely proved his skills in 2018, by becoming British Supersport runner-up.
IT TOOK FIVE YEARS… – Benjamin “Ben” Currie will turn 24 on 17th May, but 2019 season will be just his seventh one in motorcycle racing. Born in Glenngarry, the Aussie started his career in motocross, but then he switched to road racing and the performance provided in Australian Superstock 600 confirmed it to be the right choice. In order to continue his career, Currie decided to move to Great Britain in 2013 and there he grew season after season till reaching BSB elite. To him, every race is an opportunity and every mistake represents a chance to grow, learn and strengthen himself.
A SPONGE – BSB paddock has liked Currie for several seasons. He’s a nice guy, but no thing or person can hold him on the race track, especially in fights. This quality allowed Currie to skip steps very quickly: he finished second in National Superstock 600 in 2015, then he won two races at his debut in Supersport class and then, always in BSS, he fought for the title with Gearlink Kawasaki, one of the best teams in Great Britain where you can grow as a rider. They forged people like Irwin brothers, Alastair Seeley and many more and Ben Currie is just the latest outcome of a small, but very competitive family-run squad. Gearlink Kawasaki helped Ben Currie in becoming a real professional (even in training and diet!) and now Ben is seen as the new Australian hope for Bennetts BSB.
AND NOW…TIME TO BSB! – Ben Currie is a great rider: aggressive, versatile (he can impress also in mixed wet-dry conditions) and willing to learn. This qualities led Pete Extance and Jack Valentine to sign him for 2019 and the Aussie will enter BSB through the front door, with the same team and bike winning 2018 title. It took five years in Great Britain to reach BSB, but it’s not over: Currie’s next challenge is to be the new Australian BSB Champion after Troy Bayliss and Josh Brookes…
Translated by Alessandro Palma