Luke Mossey has today announced he will be racing in the 2018 British Superbike Championship for JG Speedfit Kawasaki.
With Mossey currently racing for the team and having an extremely successful start to the 2017 season, he will be ecstatic to have the same team and support around him as he looks to command the 2018 championship.
After building a close relationship in 2017, Leon Haslam will continue as Mossey’s teammate for the 2018 season. This will mark his fourth year as part of the Bournemouth Kawasaki team, which is managed by Pete Extance, and will continue to benefit from full factory support as he races for the official Kawasaki team in the championship.
Mossey said: “I’ve been in discussions with Pete for a couple of months now about next season and when he asked me to stay on, to be honest it wasn’t a difficult decision. This is my fourth year with Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing and Pete’s always treated me really well, so I’m over the moon to be included in the line-up again for next year.”
The rider had a tremendous start to the 2017, however, a broken back set the 25 year-old back at the end of the season. With recovery going well, Mossey will be the one to watch in the 2018 season.
“Our aim this season was to win the title and I’m confident we’d still be in with a shout if I hadn’t broken my back in four places. The goal remains the same for next year and I think once I’m fully fit we’ve got a good chance. The Kawasaki is an all-round good bike – we haven’t had any major problems with it and I know how to ride it.
“Admittedly it’s the only bike I’ve ever ridden since I made the transition to Superbikes in 2015 but I think it really suits my riding style. Like I said my injury has been a bit of a thorn in my side this season, but it’s just one of those things and you have to put it behind you and move on. I’m really looking forward to what 2018 will bring.” Said Mossey.
It will be another thrilling BSB season and with Mossey continuing with a successful team, he’ll be looking to make the most of his summer break and come back fighting in 2018.