BSS Silverstone: Mossey takes dramatic first win

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Luke Mossey has taken his first win in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, after an action packed race at Silverstone that could have saw any of the top four win almost to the chequered flag.

A leading group of four, consisting of Mossey, Alastair Seeley, Jason O'Halloran and Billy McConnell got away from the start, and immediately engaged in battle, swapping the lead repeatedly. However, action was brought to a shutdown when the safety car came out after Dutch wildcard Kerven Bos crashed out.

When the safety car pulled in at half distance, the leading quartet were quick to resume their battle. Glen Richards, running in fifth, had a huge moment on the second Smiths Triumph, destroying his bike as he crashed out unharmed.

The leaders continued to trade places every lap, until Seeley and O'Halloran made contact on the penultimate lap, with the Australian crashing out in a mirror image crash to that of Sam Lowes and Kenan Sofuoglu during the World Supersport round at the Northamptonshire track.

Mossey was able to take the lead on the last lap and hold back the chasing pair just enough to take his first win. A regrouping Seeley made it past McConnell, but the Aussie was able to demote him back to third at the flag.

Stuart Easton kept his championship hopes alive in fourth, after a late charge past Richard Cooper and Graeme Gowland was aided by Richards' crash. The Scotsman crashed out of yesterday's sprint race, and now holds the championship lead by only six points.


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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer