Luke Mossey will be looking to take the positives out of the race weekend at Assen, Netherlands which took place on 30 September – 01 October and provided mixed fortunes.
Qualifying delivered soaking wet conditions and saw Mossey crash. His bike slid out from underneath him and he was sent over the handlebars. At the end of the first qualifying session, he could only post a time that was good enough to start 25th on the grid.
Thankfully he didn’t sustain any injuries in the crash and was ready to race on Sunday.
The track was dry for race one and Mossey fought his way up the field, gaining an impressive 13 places and finishing 12th. However, there was a bigger achievement than just overtaking the rest of the field. It was the first race he finished since race two at Silverstone on 10 September.
“I’m happy with race one, although it’s not quite the result we set out to achieve at the start of the weekend. However, we have to take the positives from it and it’s the first race we’ve finished since Silverstone,” said Mossey.
The weekend was a tale of two halves for Mossey. In race two he retired early after 10 laps due to not feeling confident with the grip on the track.
“It’s so frustrating. We’ve not had the best of luck recently and in race two I just didn’t have a good feeling. From turn one my tyre just couldn’t get the grip and I was losing positions. I decided to stop as it just wasn’t worth risking it. I’m going to keep positive going in to Brands Hatch,” concluded Mossey.
Mossey currently sits ninth in the championship with one round remaining, which is taking place at Brands Hatch. The Kent circuit will host the final races of the 2017 season on 13 – 15 October, with the race taking place on the longer GP circuit. It is also a triple header, so there are three chances for Mossey to end his season on a high.