BSB: Haslam and Mossey stick with JG Speedfit Kawasaki for 2018

Published: 27 September 2017

Leon Haslam and Luke Mossey will remain with the JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 2018 MCE British Superbike Championship.

The duo has proven to be a formidable pair this year, taking seven wins between them and both leading the series standings at various points this season.

Haslam leads the championship by 22-points ahead of the penultimate round at Assen this weekend, and Mossey only missed out on a Showdown spot after missing two rounds through injury after breaking four bones in his back at Thruxton back in August.

2018 will mark Haslam’s third year with Kawasaki in the UK and second with Pete Extance’s Bournemouth squad while Mossey will enter his fourth consecutive year with the family-run effort.

“It’s a no brainer to continue what I’m doing in 2018,” said Haslam, who turned down a lucrative offer from the Puccetti Kawasaki World Superbike team to remain in BSB.

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“I’d love to go back to WSB but the reality is unless you are on one of four bikes, you cannot win at the moment, whereas here in the UK you can win on pretty much anything!

“The ZX-10RR is a proven BSB race winner, as is the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team, so staying put just made sense. We can continue to enjoy our racing, enjoy winning and fingers crossed we’ll be fighting to retain the title that we’ll hopefully win this year!”

Mossey added: “Next year will be my fourth year with Pete and the Bournemouth team. I’ve not ridden anywhere else in my three years in this class so staying wasn’t too much of a hard decision to make. Every year we’ve been in BSB we’ve made progress, in the first year I won the rider’s cup, the second year I got in the Showdown and this year I won my first race and led the championship, so there’s only one more box to tick now and that’s winning the title!” 

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