BSB Championship rider Luke Mossey had another tough few races at the final round of the season this weekend, a tripleheader at Brands Hatch.
The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider has had a season to forget, with bike issues and injuries hampering him at nearly every turn. Mossey has been unable to repeat his success of 2017, but his never-say-die attitude has kept him going, even in the final rounds.
Mossey again struggled to find his pace at Brands Hatch – whilst teammate Leon Haslam was crowned the 2018 BSB Champion, he found himself qualifying for the first race on Saturday in 12th.
Race one saw good weather conditions, but Mossey was unable to capitalise on these and brought his ZX-10R home in 12th. Races two and three, on Sunday, came with testing and wet conditions.
In race two Mossey was able to finish 11th, but in the final race of the season, the rider had to retire after three laps, ending his season slightly prematurely. With his positions in the first two races, Mossey was able to pick up nine championship points, seeing him finish 15th overall in the championship.
After the final race of the season, Mossey said: “This year just hasn’t gone to plan and I don’t seem to have had much luck. I’m really disappointed with how it all panned out, but these things are sent to test us and make us stronger.
Despite all the problems of the season, the rider was quick to thank his team. “I would like to thank the entire JG Speedfit Kawasaki team for their support over the last three years and I’m sorry we just couldn’t get the results this year like we’ve had in the past. I will look forward to regrouping and focusing on next year now, and coming back stronger,” concluded Mossey.
The off-season will be anything but quiet for Mossey, as he focuses on coming back stronger next year.