BSB Championship rider Luke Mossey returns to Thruxton for round seven of the 2018 season on 3-5 August and is hoping to forget about his last season there, where he broke his L2 vertebrae.
Mossey has not had his greatest season so far, and returning to the scene where his 2017 season nearly ended might unsettle other riders, but not Mossey, who doesn’t dwell on the past. “It was a bad crash last year,” said the rider. “But I’ve fully recovered since then and I like the Thruxton circuit; we’ve had strong podium finishes here in the past. I’m hoping this is where the team and I can get strength for the remaining rounds of the season.”
Thruxton race circuit is one of the fastest on the BSB calendar, with legendary high-speed corners and a reputation for really testing racers’ skills. As one of the longest tracks in the UK at 2.4 miles per lap, it’s where the riders in BSB will reach their top speeds of the season after they exit Church corner on the run up to the final chicane. The design of the Hampshire circuit means that it’s usually a close battle with riders bunched up together right up until the chequered flag.
Mossey is currently sitting in 17th in the 27 rider standings. After a strong 2017 season, the racer has had a tough opening half of this campaign. “It’s been tough this season,” explained Mossey. “But after my crash at Snetterton, where I damaged my ribs, and my off race at Brands, I feel the team and I are all pulling in the right direction.
“We had some positive results at Brands, where I topped free practice, so we know we have the capability to do well. I believe we can build on the positives and do well in Thruxton,” concluded Mossey.
It’s going to be another weekend full of action, with Mossey taking to the stage on Sunday.