Oulton BSB: Currie seals debut Supersport double win

Currie and Irwin threw everything at each other
Currie and Irwin threw everything at each other Picture: Impact Images

Gearlink Kawasaki’s Ben Currie secured his first Dickies British Supersport double win after fighting off his team-mate Andrew Irwin on the last lap of an entertaining race.

Irwin took the holeshot but it wasn’t long before championship leader Keith Farmer hit the front. The Appleyard Macadam rider was clearing off at the front and looked to be on course to wrapping up the championship before high siding at the exit of Hizzys.

The Clogher Bullet will have to wait until Assen to try and be crowned champion. Currie and Irwin were then left to themselves to fight for the win.

They swapped places lap after lap but as they started the last lap it was Currie in charge and despite Irwin’s best efforts, the German born Aussie took the chequered flag for his second win of the year and of the weekend. Irwin’s second meant he’s reduced Farmer’s championship lead down to 83 points going onto to Assen in a fortnight’s time.

Spirit Moto2’s Alastair Seeley came across the line in third but it was Tempus MV Agusta’s Jack Kennedy who took the final podium spot, after a brilliant ride through from the seventh row of the grid.

Niall Campbell converted his first front row start into a career best Supersport result with fourth place, ahead of South African Bjorn Estment and Northern Irishman David Allingham.

Sorrymate.com Yamaha’s Kurt Wigley ended seventh before Kevin Keyes came across the line in eighth, rounding off a great wildcard ride on his Superstock 600 bike. Completing the top ten were Ryan Dixon and EHA Yamaha’s Ross Twyman.

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