JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider, Luke Mossey, had another weekend of highs and lows at round 10 of the BSB Championship at Oulton Park, with a crash in the first race and a solid seventh finish in race two.
Mossey looked to be back to his 2017 best in Friday’s free practice sessions, and finished third in Qualifying on Saturday – seeing the racer return to the front row of the grid for race one on Sunday.
The rider was confident ahead of race one but, in testing conditions that saw a wet surface, crashed out on lap seven at Shell Oils Corner. Remaining unhurt, Mossey was cleared to return to the track for the second race.
For race two, Mossey started in ninth and battled his way throughout the 18 lap race to bring his Kawasaki ZX-10R home in seventh, securing himself 16 more points to his championship tally.
Team Manager, Jack Valentine, was pleased with Mossey’s performance and thought that, without problems, he might have finished higher: “Luke was unfortunate to crash out in the opening race – he was running in a solid position. I thought we might have got a fourth or a fifth in the second race, but he had a few issues with tyres and dropped back to seventh.”
After what has been an extremely difficult season for Mossey, he was able to take the positives out of this mixed round. “I was really pleased with how the weekend was going; we qualified on the front row and it was good to be back in the mix,” he said.
Taking about race day, he added: “It was so wet for the opening race that you just had to be a little careful, but it still caught me out and I crashed. The second race was dry and I was looking forward to getting in a battle at the front. I had good pace and was in a good tussle, but my tyres started to go off in the closing stages and I could only salvage seventh.
Mossey is now looking forward to the next race in two weeks time. “I really like Assen, so it would be great to fight for a podium there,” he concluded.
Round 11 in Assen takes place on 28-30 September, and Mossey will surely be eyeing up a podium at one of his favourite circuits.