Assen BSB: Supersport hat-trick for Currie as Farmer crashes

Currie can walk on water
Currie can walk on water Picture: Impact Images

Gearlink Kawasaki’s Ben Currie made it three Dickies British Supersport wins on the bounce with another wet weather masterclass, eventually taking the chequered flag nearly six seconds clear.

It was a different tale of fortune for championship leader Keith Farmer, however. The Clogher Bullet was forced high and wide at turn one after a coming together with Eemeli Lahti but then, seconds later, he was spat over the top of his Appleyard Macadam Yamaha at Strubben, whilst trying to close down the leaders.

Currie, as we saw him do at Outlon Park a fortnight earlier, hit the front and quickly opened out an insurmountable lead over the chasing pack.

Fronting the chasing pack was comeback rider Luke Jones, on his first ride in nearly 12 months. The Appleyard Macadam rider was dragging Andrew Irwin along with him and Irwin eventually squeezed through to second at half race distance.

German born Aussie, Currie, eventually eased to the chequered flag, followed across the line 5.8 seconds later by his teammate Irwin, who kept his thin championship hopes alive.

Jones then eased home to third place and he was clearly delighted; proven by a fist pump to his team as he passed them on pitwall.

EHA Racing’s Ross Twyman ended in fourth after his teammate David Allingham had earlier crashed out. South African Bjorn Estment took fifth before Finn Eemeli Lahti came through in sixth.

Ryan Dixon battled his way to seventh, pipping Tommy Philp at the line before Dan Drayton and Matt Truelove rounded out the top ten.

Despair for Farmer after crashing out on lap one
Despair for Farmer after crashing out on lap one Picture: Impact Images
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