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Full Throttle - Ben Currie: I nearly threw in the towel... now I've got a 'dream' ride at Kawasaki

Full Throttle - Currie: I nearly threw in the towel... now I've got a 'dream' ride
By Eurosport

05/11/2018 at 18:06Updated 05/11/2018 at 21:16

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Join Greg Haines as he speaks to Ben Currie, who – along with Glenn Irwin – will be trying to replace outgoing champion Leon Haslam at Kawasaki in British Superbikes. He explains where he got his competitive streak from and reveals he nearly gave up the sport before landing his 'dream' ride for 2019.

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Episode 31: Exclusive season-finale interviews from the paddock in Qatar

Greg is joined by James Whitham and Charlie Hiscott as they take a walk along the paddock at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar for exclusive interviews and unique access after the World Superbikes season finale...

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Episode 30: World Superbike-bound Haslam bullish over Rea rivalry

Greg is joined by 2018 British Superbike Championship winner Leon Haslam, as the rider chronicles how the ups and downs of his last three years in the sport have culminated in Kawasaki inviting him to adorn the world stage, with WSBK...

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Episode 29: Can Haslam go from BSB to WorldSBK champion?

Greg Haines is joined by Michael Guy after another weekend of exhilarating racing. The pair talk about Leon Haslam - and his maiden BSB title - Jonathan Rea and WSBK’s debut around the new Circuito San Juan Villicum in Argentina.

Greg puts MCN editor Michael on the spot with one particular question relating to Jonathan Rea.

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Episode 28: Attention on Scott Redding ahead of BSB switch

Greg Haines and James Whitham discuss Leon Haslam’s hopes of securing the BSB title, Scott Redding’s move to Be Wiser Ducati and WSBK’s debut around the new Circuito San Juan Villicum in Argentina.

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Episode 27: Rea makes it four of a kind, as Carrasco makes history

After an unforgettable weekend, Greg Haines is joined by Fast Freddie Spencer at Magny-Cours to discuss Jonathan Rea's fourth World Superbikes title in a row - and Ana Carrasco's historic victory in the World Supersport 300 championship.

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Episode 26: Shakey Byrne's view on Rea's 'charisma' snub

Six-time BSB champion Shakey Byrne, who is awaiting his latest medical check on his back and neck injuries, chats to Greg Haines about Leon Haslam potentially taking his title, controversial comments made about Jonathan Rea 'lacking charisma', and Scott Redding's rumoured move to BSB.

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Episode 25: What should riders do to challenge Jonathan Rea?

Greg Haines joins us from Portugal as he talks about the thrills and spills of the World Superbikes at Portimao with American racing legend, Freddie Spencer.

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Episode 24: Leon Haslam exclusive interview after spectacular Silverstone sweep

Join Greg Haines as he lands an extended exclusive interview with British Superbikes Championship leader Leon Haslam after a spectacular weekend at Silverstone.

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Episode 23: What does Silverstone switch mean for BSB?

Join Greg Haines as he speaks to Michael Laverty about the state of the Silverstone track, the Leon Haslam leg-dangle controversy and why he’s feeling no pressure ahead of the final round before the BSB Showdown. PLUS: Alex Murley chats about his ‘amazing’ new opportunity in Supersport.

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Episode 22: Why World Superbikes is on the up

Greg Haines and Michael Hill, the paddock show host, discuss the comings and goings in World Superbikes as well as why the championship has taken big strides forward this year.

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Episode 21: Should Leon Haslam and his dangling leg be banned?

Jake Dixon called it 'a little bit naughty' but should Leon Haslam be banned for his dangling leg move at Cadwell Park. Niall Mackenzie, Shane Byrne and Royal Air Force Reserves Honda British Superbike Racing boss Lee Hardy all have their say on the latest Full Throttle Podcast, hosted by Greg Haines.

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Episode 20: Hailing the importance of sidecars

Greg Haines is joined by Barry Nutley and Freddie Spencer at the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling. Barry talks passionately on the subject of sidecars while Freddie dissects the importance of motorcycling festivals.

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Episode 19: Saluting Peter Hickman – from IV drip to podium inside 12 hours

Greg Haines is joined by three guests to reflect on Peter Hickman’s incredible rise from hospital bed to podium at Thruxton and look ahead to the next round in a brilliantly-poised BSB championship.

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Episode 18: A new era in BSB after Haslam’s sensational World Superbikes switch

Join Greg Haines as he chats to James Whitham and Oli Rushby about the only story in town: Leon Haslam’s switch to World Superbikes. MCN’s Rushby believes the move will herald a new era in British Superbikes while Whit thinks Jonathan Rea may have had a hand in Haslam’s move.

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Episode 17: Josh Brookes can make title attack - despite being 112 points off lead

Fourth in the BSB standings, 112 points off leader Leon Haslam. And yet Greg Haines and MCN’s Oli Rushby believe Josh Brookes can make a title charge after the Yamaha rider’s double at Brands Hatch.

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Episode 16: Shakey Byrne not ready to quit despite ‘second-hand neck’; Dixon eyes title

Join Greg Haines as he speaks to six-time BSB champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne about his comeback from horrific injuries as well as Jake Dixon about his title ambitions.

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Episode 15: ‘You can’t penalise him for bringing his a-game’ – Is Jonathan Rea’s dominance a good thing?

'Fast Freddie' Spencer, James Whitham and Greg Haines take a look back at a packed weekend of WSBK and BSB action - as Jonathan Rea wins an absolute thriller of a race in Misano, while Leon Haslam and Jake Dixon shine in Knockhill.

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Episode 14: What impact will Jonathan Rea’s decision have on the rest of silly season

Greg Haines and Julian Ryder take a deep dive into the ramifications of Jonathan Rea’s decision to re-sign with Kawasaki Racing Team, and what it means for the rest of silly season. Plus, the guys discuss Bradley Ray’s trip to this year’s Suzuka Eight-Hours.

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Episode 13: Rea dominates as Sykes seethes; Shakey talks us through his injury hell

GregHaines and James Haydon discuss Jonathan's Rea imperious display at Laguna Seca and debate whether it's time for the Kawasaki boys to move on from their spat. Plus, Shane 'Shakey' Byrne talks us through the extent of a horror injury that has left him wearing a metal neck brace.

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Episode 12: Michael Laverty on Haslam double, Brookes' bump and reckless Andy Irwin

Michael Laverty and Julian Ryder give their brilliant insight on all the big incidents in a dramatic weekend of BSB racing, including Leon Haslam's double at Snetterton, the Kawasaki rider's incredible collision with Josh Brookes just yards from the finish line and Andy Irwin's naivety...

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Episode 11: Record-breaking Rea stars in breathtaking Brno weekend

James Haydon and Greg Haines get their breath back after a great weekend in Brno, featuring amazing racing and unexpected results. The Full Throttle Podcast hear from Jonathan Rea after he picked up his record-breaking 60th WSBK victory, and discuss how many more he could rack up. But it was Alex Lowes who stole the show on Sunday for his debut win - could the floodgates open for the 27-year-old now?

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Episode 10: Fogarty on Rea breaking wins record, dismantling a winning team… and Edwina Currie!

Legend Carl Fogarty reveals what he thinks about Jonathan Rea going on to beat his World Superbikes wins record and gives him some advice about the future. The 52-year-old also looks back on his time in the jungle and describes what it’s like to spend huge chunks of time with Edwina Currie…

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Episode 9 - Van der Mark doubles up at Donington and could Carrasco become first female world champion?

Greg Haines and 'Fast Freddie' Spencer take a look back at Round 6 of World Superbikes 2018, where Michael van Der Mark made history by becoming the first Dutchman to win a race in the championship before doubling up and denying Jonathan Rea the overall wins record.

They also discuss whether Ana Carrasco could become a motorcycle world champion and if she should be the rider of the weekend...

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Episode 8 - Cluzel Special: Passion, personality and the most painful period of his life

Jules Cluzel – one of the most successful World Supersport riders of all time – talks about his life in motorsport and his horrific crash in 2015 which ended with a broken leg and his title dream in tatters.

Paddock Show co-ordinator Michael Hill also gives the lowdown on WorldSBK Round 6 at Donington this weekend, and tries to get host Greg on stage!

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Episode 7: Nobody can stay with Jonathan Rea

Greg Haines and James Haydon review events at Imola, including Jonathan Rea’s excellence and analyse the rumours surrounding his future. Plus, reaction to the retirement of Kenan Sofuoglu.

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Episode 6: Leon Haslam races into title lead after Oulton wins

Greg Haines is joined by debutants Niall MacKenzie, James Haydon and Rachel Stringer to discuss Leon Haslam’s BSB double at Oulton Park and how he may fare on the WorldSBK stage. Despite the victories, the Eurosport team is split over rider of the weekend...

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Episode 5: Leon Haslam Special – Could this be his year in BSB?

Greg Haines talks to an honest and open Leon Haslam about crashes, confidence, World SBK wildcards and his rivals as he looks to clinch his maiden BSB title.

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Episode 4: Jonathan Rea masterclass and Tom Sykes domination at Assen

Eurosport’s Greg Haines and James Whitham review an incredible weekend of racing at Assen, with Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes producing the goods at the Cathedral of Speed. Plus, that Luke Stapleford decision.

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Episode 3: Awesome Aragon and brilliant Brands leave title fights wide open

'Fast Freddie' Spencer - the three-time world champion - and former BSB title winner James Whitham join Greg Haines to give their incredible insight on the World Superbikes from Aragon and BSB from Brands Hatch. The former stars explain the ‘Marco Melandri wobbles’, pick their riders of the weekend, star tweets and look ahead to Assen...

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Episode 2: Donington double just the start for brilliant Bradley Ray

Has British Superbikes just found a new superstar? Eurosport’s Greg Haines and James Whitham review Bradley Ray’s dramatic breakthrough success in British Superbikes’ opening weekend at Donington Park and look ahead to BSB’s trip to Brands Hatch and the World Superbikes weekend in Aragon.

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Episode 1: Thailand WorldSBK - Rea of hope?

Are the other teams catching up with Kawasaki? Eurosport’s Greg Haines and James Whitham review the Thailand World Superbikes race weekend, look at why Jonathan Rea’s Kawasaki might be giving their rivals some hope in the championship and find a surprising reason for Marco Melandri’s crash...

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