BSB rider, Luke Mossey, continued to claim top ten finishes this weekend at Silverstone National Circuit for round nine of the 2018 Championship. Even a high side in the final race of the triple-header couldn’t dampen his spirits ahead of Oulton Park on 14-16 September.
The rider started the weekend strongly and secured seventh place on the grid for the first race on the Saturday. Mossey was able to tussle with the frontrunners for the 30-lap race and bring his ZX-10R home in seventh, boosting his confidence ahead of Sunday’s two races.
For race two, Mossey once again started in seventh. The rider continued to battle hard and finished the race in eighth – making it his seventh race in a row where he scored championship points.
The final race of the weekend saw Mossey struggle for grip, causing a dramatic high side that saw the race red flagged and Mossey being picked up by the circuit ambulance. The good news for the rider was that he was able to walk to the ambulance and only suffered bruises and abrasions.
Team Manager, Jack Valentine, was pleased with Mossey’s weekend, saying after the races: “Luke secured some strong results over the weekend, and I was pleased with the progress he made; he was showing some decent form. He had a few grip issues from the start in the third race and ended up having a big high-side, but he’ll be back fit next week at Oulton Park.”
Mossey was also pleased with his results: “I felt like I had good pace this weekend and made some good steps forward. The team worked really hard and I felt comfortable from the start,” he explained. “I got some decent results in the opening two races and my pace was the same as the frontrunners, so I just need to put it all together now. In race three I didn’t have any grip from the start and had a big high-side, causing a red flag – thankfully I’m okay and I’ll be good for Oulton next week.”
It’s a quick turnaround for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team, as round 10 at Oulton Park is this weekend on 14-16 September.
Mossey has had strong results at the Cheshire-based circuit, and it’s a racetrack that suits his riding style. Oulton Park is the second longest track in the country and is popular with spectators and riders alike. The undulations and steep banking corners suit Mossey’s style, where he likes to carry speed into the corners.
“As always, I’ll be looking to get on the podium and finish strongly. If it happens that I ruin the top six standings, then that will be even more enjoyable,” said Mossey.
Oulton Park is the first race of the Showdown and, with only three more rounds to go, an action-packed weekend of racing is guaranteed.