Gearlink Kawasaki sign Currie and McGlinchy for 2021 BritishSSP

Salisbury-based Gearlink Kawasaki signs Ben Currie and Eunan McGlinchey to attack the 2021 British Supersport Championship

GEARLINK Kawasaki has retained the services of Australian sensation Ben Currie who will be joined by Northern Irish rookie Eunan McGlinchy for the 2021 British Supersport championship.

Currie stays with the team on the back of a solid 2020 season that saw him finishing 8th in the standings on 91 points and a single podium. McGlinchy too is no stranger to the BSB paddock, having competed in the super-competitive World Supersport championship onboard the Team #109 last year and having won the 2018 British Junior Supersport Championship. He also finished 4th in National Superstock 600 class riding in a ZX-6R Ninja in 2019.

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Speaking of his new signings, Team Owner Michael De Bidaph said:

“We were really pleased to be able to keep Ben on board for another year. It was a challenging season with the bike in 2020 and it was tough for Ben coming off the Superbike back to the Supersport class, but towards the end, he started to gel with the bike and proved at the last round he is still a huge contender for the Championship.

“Alongside him, we have managed to sign the young and very talented rider Eunan which we’re super excited about and can’t wait to start working with him. We have a strong history with supporting young up-and-coming riders from Northern Ireland so we are pleased to continue that tradition and hopefully we can help springboard Eunan further in his career.”

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK, added:

“We have worked with both Ben and Eunan for a number of years within Team Green, so to have them both now forming our official Supersport team in the UK is a dream come true.

“The Gearlink Kawasaki team are synonymous with the Supersport class, and despite coming tantalisingly close on numerous occasions, have never managed to take the title in this class, so we are as desperate as they are to see that become a reality in 2021. This year has been very tricky for everyone, so fingers crossed we can all arrive at round one in May with a full crowd and witness what is always some of the closest racing in the BSB series.”

Provisional 2021 British Superbike calendar

Round

Date (TBC)

Venue

1

May 1-3

Oulton Park

2

June 4-6

Thruxton

3

June 18-20

Snetterton 300

4

July 9-11

Knockhill

5

July 23-25

Brands Hatch GP

6

August 6-8

Donington Park National

7

August 20-22

Cadwell Park

8

Sept 10-12

Silverstone National

9

Sept 17-19

Oulton Park

10

October 1-3

Donington Park GP

11

October 15-17

Brands Hatch GP

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