THE Gearlink Kawasaki turned up at the short, fast Silverstone National circuit in search of silverware in the latest round of racing.

The free practice sessions were a mixed bag as Ben Currie was progressing with every lap bringing the bike into the pits in seventh position, then in FP2 appeared to slip back slightly by a few places, whereas James Westmoreland came from struggling in 16th position in FP1 then found what he was looking for in FP2 as he went into the comfortable position of ninth.

Westmoreland gave it all he had in qualifying, with the bike was working well, and he took the chequered flag in second, after being able to hold his competitors off from lap 17 of 21.

Ben Currie saw eighth improving on his time and his position on the grid, both riders were eager for the races to commence.

In race one, the duo crossed the line with James Westomoreland taking fifth and Ben Currie overtaking to take P6 only separated by 0:300.

Race two saw Ben Currie on the front row of the grid with James Westmoreland directly behind him on row two.

James eventually crossed the line in seventh, with Ben Currie being piped in the closing stages of the race by Jamie Perrin.

Ben said: “I put everything out there this weekend and I’ve never been as happy as I am right now for fifth and sixth in both races.”

James Westmoreland added: “From my side it is a shame as I feel I am riding as good as I ever have been at any point in my career, if not better. I can only thank my team for everything they are currently doing, we are all equally frustrated.”