Currie and Reid share the spoils in Dickies British Supersport races at Oulton Park
James Westmoreland claimed the pole position for the Came BPT Yamaha but in the Sprint race Luke Jones initially hit the front of the pack in the wet conditions, but Pacedayz Trackdays rider Currie was on the move.
Jake Dixon made an early exit out of the race when he crashed his Tsingtao MV Agusta at Shell unhurt, but at the front Andrew Irwin then claimed the lead for the Appleyard Macadam Racing Yamaha team before Jones claimed the position back in the battle at the front.
Currie was moving through the order though and took the lead after a fight with Irwin and Jones before a crash for Mark Conlin caused a red flag, leaving Currie to win by just 0.226s ahead of Jones and Westmoreland who pushed Irwin back to fourth.
Currie said: “It was an up and down weekend for me, literally. The Sprint race was perfect though. I made a good start, kept chipping away and eventually caught the leader, passed him to grab my first ever win in British Supersport. The feature race was a different story but the CF Motorsport team is working great, I am so happy to be part of it and I am sure there are more podiums to come.”
Jones again got away to a flying start in the Feature race, but it was disappointment for Currie when he crashed out at Shell after colliding with Reid at the start of the race. The incident was investigated by Race Direction, with no further action taken.
Reid had the advantage as he continued his winning momentum to claim his second win of the season, but behind him there was an incredible battle for the final podium places with Tarran Mackenzie crashing out of a potential second place finish. Hedger held off Westmoreland for second place as Irwin narrowly missed out.
Reid said: “Sunday’s race was quite tough and it would have been easy to crash so I pushed as hard as I felt safe. Those nine points could be crucial at season’s end but Monday’s race was dry so I made the most of my second row start. I knew we had good pace in the dry so pushed hard from the start. The main thing is that we picked up another 25 points and extended our Championship lead so a massive thanks to the entire Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki team and everyone that’s behind me.”
Reid now leads the standings by 16 points ahead of Westmoreland with Jones and Hedger equal on points in third position as the riders look ahead to Brands Hatch on May 20/21/22.
Dickies British Supersport Championship, Oulton Park, Sprint race result:
Dickies British Supersport Championship, Oulton Park, Feature race result:
Dickies British Supersport Championship standings after Oulton Park: