Mossey Aiming for Assen victory
Luke Mossey and the Quattro Plant TECcare Kawasaki team head to the Netherlands on 30 September – 02 October for round 11 of the MCE British Superbike (BSB) Championship at the celebrated Assen TT circuit.
After a disappointing round at Donington Park on 16-18 September, the team is looking forward to getting back on the track and dominating the Dutch circuit. The team suffered a rare mechanical failure at Donington in race one when Mossey’s brakes stopped working. “I pulled the lever back and there was nothing. It’s really disappointing because we’ve never suffered from a mechanical issue in a race in two years. But at least it happened there and didn’t happen the week before when it would’ve cost me a place in the Showdown,” said Mossey.
Assen, south of Groningen, is a track steeped in racing history and is known as “The Cathedral” of motorcycling. The track itself has rapid changes in direction and offers a mixture of fast flat-out and slow corners with a 03.48m long straight. A huge favourite with riders, Assen is renowned for its party atmosphere. It is also the only race in the BSB calendar not held in the UK, but is part of the calendar due to the circuit’s popularity.
“I really like racing at Assen. I collected my second podium finish in superbikes there last year and I’ve always done well at the track, even when I was racing in the supersport series,” said Mossey. “It’s a riders circuit, is really fast and flowing and suits my style.”
Although Mossey lost ground on his title rivals at Donington he is full of confidence for Assen and believes his hard work will pay off: “The bike is set up so well and the team is working hard. We want more rostrums and there’s no reason we can’t win in Assen,” said Mossey.