Luke Mossey was able to continue his return to form this weekend at the world-famous Cadwell Park, for round eight of the BSB Championship.
Mossey began the weekend strong, posting fast times in all the free practice sessions, and qualified 10th on the grid for race one. The rider was, however, unable to find his pace in the opening race and brought his Kawasaki ZX-10R home in 12th.
Due to his slow start, the rider qualified 14th for race two. Mossey was able to claw back four places and finish in 10th, building on his successful races at Thruxton earlier this month. Although the weekend went well for Mossey, the competitive racer was frustrated that he couldn’t pull it all together on race day.
“I’m pleased to have got a bag full of points this weekend, but I just couldn’t find the pace this weekend and struggled to get a good rhythm,” said Mossey. “I’m disappointed as we had a good test here, but it just didn’t fall into place all weekend,” he added.
Team Manager, Jack Valentine, agreed with the rider, saying: “I’m a little disappointed with Luke; he showed some good pace, but just wasn’t able to put it all together during the weekend. It’s frustrating for all of us, we think it’s more his confidence than anything else – he didn’t want any changes making with the bike. He was possibly trying too hard here at Cadwell, and this track is one you have to be relaxed at.”
There are four rounds remaining in the 2018 BSB Championship and Mossey believes he can continue improving, but is well aware that this season hasn’t gone to plan for him and his team.
“I love the remaining tracks of the season and I can only hope to end the season on a high note. It’s been tough this year; I guess all riders have a year where nothing seems to go right. This is that year for me. I want to aim to finish the season on a high note,” he said. “I will continue to keep pushing hard until the end of the season to get on the podium. Thank you to the team – I hope I can get everyone some good results before the season finishes,” he concluded.
Mossey’s results saw him pick up 10 points, enough to move him up to 16th in the standings with 61 points. He now has two weeks of rest before the triple-header at Silverstone on 7-9 September.