BSB: Mossey does the double at Brands Bank Holiday shootout

Published: 17 April 2017

JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider, Luke Mossey had a dream double win at Brands Hatch Indy for the second round of the MCE British Superbike Championship.

Team-mate Leon Haslam started strong but quickly came under pressure from Mossey, before being passed on lap 5 and where the 24-year-old continued to lead for the remainder of the race.

Haslam lost second place to Tyco BMW rider Christian Iddon, who attacked the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider on lap 9 to demote him to third. 

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Iddon then went on to challenge Mossey halfway through the race to before the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider responded. Finishing 0.7 seconds ahead of Iddon who took second place, with Haslam following in third. 

Things didn’t go well for Shane Byrne. After clawing back his way through to the front riders, he crashed out of third position just moments after a brilliant pass on Haslam, in exactly the same place as his teammate Glen Irwin who crashed out of fifth position just two laps before.

James Ellison also had a disastrous weekend too. Following a crash while leading race one earlier in the day, he then continued to retire from pole position in race two. Pulling into the pits on the warm-up lap with mechanical problems on his McAMS Yamaha. He was expected to do well here too, setting a new lap record for the circuit in qualifying yesterday.

Aussie rider Josh Brookes had a strong race, battling his way through the field to end up finishing in fourth position ahead of Honda riders Jason O’halloran, who took fifth and Dan Lindfoot, who finished sixth. 

The double win for Mossey now leaves him second in the championship standings, just 5 points behind Leon Haslam. Iddon is currently sitting in third.

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