Luke Mossey had a tough weekend at Oulton Park pulling out of race one after struggling with pain in his back – from his crash at Thruxton earlier in the season.

Mossey started the weekend qualifying in 15th, way off the pace of what the Royston rider is used to delivering. Still suffering from the effects of his broken vertebrae, he wasn’t able to push as hard as he would’ve liked.

A wet track greeted the riders for race day on Sunday and after four laps Mossey pulled out, as he did not want to risk anything in the wet conditions.

Not wanting to aggravate the injury, Mossey also took the decision to pull out of race two in Cheshire.

After the weekend’s racing, Mossey said: “It’s been another tough weekend at Oulton Park. I wanted to ride to keep my bike fitness and reactions on point. Practice was okay but it once again became apparent in the qualifying session that I was struggling with change of direction on the bike and the pains in my back.

“I want to thank the team for all their help and support this weekend. I tried to alter my riding style to suit better, but with the opening wet race I really didn’t want to risk falling off again and put my healing process back further.”

With the next race taking place at TT Circuit Assen, Mossey will take the time to recover and make sure he is in top form on 29 September – 01 October.

“I will be working hard to ensure I’m 100% fit for Assen and Brands Hatch. They’re two tracks I really enjoy riding and I really hope to end the season on a high note,” said Mossey.

As always Mossey took the time to thank his team as they continue to work with him during this tough period. “Thank you to all the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team for always helping me and believing in me.”