BSB: Currie: 'I was enjoying it so much I didn't want to come in!'

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2019 Bennetts British Superbike rookie Ben Currie got his first taste of the ZX-10RR he’ll race next year as the Bournemouth Kawasaki rolled out for a shakedown test at Guadix.

Getting some laps in at the Spanish circuit before the rumoured testing ban in January/February, Currie joins team-mate Glenn Irwin on track for the new look line-up for the 2018 championship winning squad.


Making his debut on a superbike after finishing second in the British Supersport championship this year, Currie describes his first day on track with his new team as ‘amazing’.

“It’s my first ever time on a superbike, it’s been a amazing,” Currie said. “I felt right at home straight away and got a heap of laps in in the morning, I was enjoying myself that much I didn’t want to come in.

“The team have been awesome getting me comfortable on the bike, it’s been a really positive first day and we’ve built ourselves a good platform to work on.

“Obviously a superbike is very different from what I’ve been riding in Supersport, there’s a lot to learn but if we can build on what we’ve achieved in the first day then I feel we can be in a good position ahead of our next test in March.”

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing