Bennetts British Superbike (BSB) rider Luke Mossey will have to build himself back up after a disappointing round of racing at the weekend at Snetterton that saw him crash out of race one, and too injured to compete in race two.
Mossey and his JG Speedfit Kawasaki team were full of confidence going into race day after strong free practice runs and a qualifying session that saw the rider start seventh on the grid for race one.
The bike was running well for Mossey but an early crash saw him being held up and slipping to 12th place. The rider then tried to battle his way back up the timesheet but, on the eighth lap, he suffered a brake issue and crashed out at high speed at Bentley Straight. With suspected fractured ribs, Mossey was forced to sit out the second race of the day.
Speaking after the race, Mossey was visibly disheartened when he said: “I’m so disappointed at the moment. We had been showing some good form all weekend and working hard to be consistently near the top of the timesheets. I felt good on the bike and I was really looking forward to the races.”
Mossey went on to explain what happened during the crash from his perspective: “I got pushed out wide avoiding the Andrew Irwin crash and had to drop back several places, but I was making good progress and I felt like I could push for a top five. However, I suffered with a brake problem and was forced to jump off the bike.
“I’m just so disheartened as we need our luck to change. I’ve possibly fractured a couple of ribs down the side so I will regroup and get myself fit for Knockhill and hopefully come back with some good results there,” concluded Mossey.
There was a brighter note for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team as Mossey’s teammate Leon Haslam again took the double win, placing him firmly at the top of the standings, meaning the team can leave Snetterton with positives to take from the weekend’s racing.
Next up for Mossey and his team is Knockhill in Scotland on 06-08 July, where they will look to get their season back on track.