Luke Mossey had a disappointing weekend in the British Superbike Championship at Snetterton, Norfolk.
The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider’s nightmare began during the Sunday morning warm-up session. Coming in to Brundles, Mossey fell and his ZX-10RR hit the kerb at Nelson corner, sending the bike cartwheeling through the air and causing extensive damage.
Mossey walked away from the incident unharmed, but set the team a huge task of rebuilding the bike before race one.
However the young, talented team managed to rebuild the BSB leader’s bike in time for the opening race, but it wasn’t running at its optimum.
Speaking afterwards, Mossey said: “The JG Speedfit Kawasaki team worked so hard to rebuild the bike between warm-up and race one. Obviously I got no chance to test it before we went out to race.
“From lap one I knew something wasn’t right with the brakes. By lap three it was too dangerous to stay out on track as I didn’t want to crash again so I pulled in to the pits.”
Receiving a DNF, Mossey subsequently didn’t collect any championship points, with the spoils going to the 2016 BSB Champion, Be Wiser Ducati rider Shane Byrne.
Mossey refocused his efforts in race two, with the aim of staying top of the BSB Championship standings. Mossey brought the bike home safely with a tenth place finish. However, it was another victory for Shane Byrne, who rode phenomenally all weekend.
Reflecting on his weekend, Mossey said: “I can’t say it’s been the best weekend, obviously I’m pretty disheartened about it. I have to take the positives and that is I am still leading the Championship as we go back to Brands Hatch.
“Snetterton has never been my best track, despite being my most local circuit. I just want to apologies to my team for the crash in warm-up, things could have been much different. Everyone in the top six has had a bad weekend now and hopefully this was mine. We are still leading the Championship so we have to put this one behind us now.”
Mossey will now re-focus his attention to Brands Hatch on 21-23 July. He will be looking to extend his seven point lead in the Championship.