Rob Currie motorcycle racer competing in the BMCRC (BEMSEE) Powerbikes class on a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Rob Currie

Press Photographer

Sporting History

1976 to 1995: I was heavily involved in athletics, competing in 100 metres, 200 metres and relay events.
I achieved local and national success representing school, Jersey Spartan AC, Jersey and Hampshire county (at various ages) and competed in four Island Games competitions, winning medals on each occasion.

1980: Represented Jersey in the under 15 Rugby squad.

1996 to 2006: Due to a knee injury I reluctantly had to stop athletics. I competed for a few years in the Jersey Volleyball league as a member of the Astros team.

1998 to date: I competed in hill climbs in Jersey, Guernsey and France. My fastest time up Bouley Bay is 47.31 seconds on a 2002 Yamaha R1.

2007: I competed in the British Motorcycle Racing Clubs (BEMSEE) Forza Xtreme championship on a 2002 Yamaha R1 1000cc motorcycle. The series consisted of 10 race weekends held at the following UK circuits Lydden Hill, Snetterton, Cadwell Park, Pembrey, Mallory Park and Brands Hatch.

I consistently finished midfield in the majority of races and finished the year in third place in the Rookie Championship (for racers in their first year of competition) and 32nd place overall.

2008: I continued competing with BEMSEE in the same championship, now called Powerbikes. Riding a more powerful 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 I improved my race times and finished the championship in 22nd position.

2009: Once again I am competing with BEMSEE in the same championship, with a slight name change to MRO Morello Powerbikes. This is a national class although there are many of us who are not national licence holders and we have our own competition within it called the Clubman Cup.