Round 1 review – Silverstone
Luke Mossey and the Quattro Plant TECcare Kawasaki team had a solid weekend at the opening round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Silverstone. He secured a fantastic fourth place in the opening race of the season and was 10th in race two, placing him a comfortable sixth place in the overall Championship standings.
It was a mixed weekend with the weather at Silverstone and the cold and rain hindered a lot of track time and progress. However team were on the ball and provided Luke with a great bike and he was able to be up near the top from day one.
In race one Luke had a bad start and dropped back to eighth after lap one and had to work his way back through the pack. Luke soon got himself settled into a rhythm and pushed hard in the final six laps of the race and put him in a potential podium position. He was the fastest man out on track for several laps and moved up to fourth place on lap 12. Despite his efforts and a lengthy battle with Christian Iddon, Luke narrowly missed out on third place by only 0.1.
He started from ninth position for race two, he lost a place after the opening lap and dropped to 10th position on lap one. Despite a valiant effort and briefly getting through the sixth, Luke struggled with grip and dropped back to 10th place at the end of the 14 laps. Luke is sat in a comfortable sixth place in the Championship standings.
“It was certainly a mixed weekend; I know the weather conditions can never be predicted in the UK but this weekend seemed to be so inconsistent. It really affected our time out on track and the opportunity to do a good number of laps to get everything in place. I was really happy with my pace all weekend at Silverstone and I knew we were capable of a couple of good results to start the season with.”