BSB: Mossey: "We need to show it's not just the old guard"

Published: 24 April 2017

Luke Mossey has said his debut MCE British Superbike race victories at Brands Hatch last weekend is important for showing the national series isn’t just about the ‘old guard’.

BSB has come under fire in recent years for being somewhat of a retirement home for riders returning from the world stage, but Mossey’s victories, as well as a strong showing for Buildbase Suzuki rookie Bradley Ray, goes some way to showing young talent can rise through the ranks of the domestic series. 

Little was expected of Mossey when he joined the championship in 2015, but he instantly impressed to show flashes of pace. The then 22-year-old enjoyed a positive end to the season to finish the best placed non-Showdown rider and take home the Riders’ Cup.

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He upped the ante in 2016 to go one further and earn a place in the showdown with numerous podiums and improving his best ever result to second place, earning a spot in the factory-backed JG Speedfit Kawasaki team alongside championship contender Leon Haslam and now sits second in the championship after two rounds.

“I can’t remember the last time a young rider won a race in BSB, it must have been Alex Lowes,” Mossey said. “It’s so difficult to get to this level on a competitive bike and knowing how hard it is, it’s great to see so many young riders in the series this year with Brad Ray, Taylor Mackenzie and Lee Jackson all looking good. We need to show it’s not all about the old guard!”