Rookie of the year Mossey remains with Quattro Plant Kawasaki

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2015 MCE British Superbike rookie of the year – and Riders’ Cup winner to boot – Luke Mossey will remain with the Quattro Plant Kawasaki squad for next season, as he looks to build on a strong year in the series.

Finishing seventh in an impressive first season on a superbike, as well as taking a number of podium finishes en route, the Cambridgeshire rider says that after such a strong year, he’s content that there’s bigger and better things to come next season.

 “Last season was great for me, it was hard work but it was also an experience and after such a good first year in BSB, it was an obvious choice to stay with the team and build on our results. We had podium finishes in our first season and with a new model for next year, I feel that we can prove ourselves again next season as I want us to regularly challenge for the podium.

“Everyone wants to be in the Showdown, but I think that should be our aim and if we are consistent and up at the sharp end we should be in a good position.  I am just buzzing about getting to Spain now at the start of next year and get testing underway ready for the first round.”

And with the team’s new 2016-spec Kawasaki ZX-10Rs already in the workshop and being prepped for next season, team boss Pete Extance says that they’re confident of achieving that goal.

“Luke has been a real credit to himself and the team in 2015. He has done a very professional job in his first season on the Superbike, scoring two podiums and securing the Riders’ Cup in a highly competitive class. Now with his first season behind him, we feel he can really mix it at the front and hopefully compete for the all-important place in the Showdown and the Championship.”

The team will announce their second rider during the Motorcycle Live Show at the NEC Birmingham on Saturday 28 November at the Kawasaki stand.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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