BSB: Tyre wear hampers Mossey in Assen
MCE British Superbike Showdown contender Luke Mossey experienced a mixed weekend in the 11th round of this year’s championship at Assen.
While the Quattro Plant Tec-Care Kawasaki rider was happy with his seventh and fifth place finishes from Sunday’s two races, having led the opening race and been at the front in the second encounter he had been hoping for more.
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The 24-year-old was hampered by tyre wear on his softer option Pirelli front tyre in the opening race, meaning he’d fade back from leading the race to seventh before going on to finish a strong fifth in a hard-fought second race.
The weekend saw the end of any slim hopes Mossey may have had of taking the title, with it now mathematically impossible. He’ll now have his eyes set on moving up higher than sixth in the standings.
“The first race didn’t go to plan really and the soft front tyre we’d chosen went off with five laps to go and so I had to settle for seventh,” he said. “In race two, we were part of a massive dog fight with all of the Showdown contenders and we ended up fifth which I was pretty happy with. I think we have shown what we’re capable of and that we deserve our place in the Showdown so I’m looking forward now to the last round in a couple of weeks.”