Luke Mossey has put himself in a prime position to clinch his debut MCE British Superbike victory from the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s opening race at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.
Mossey, who started on pole at the 1.2-mile circuit last year, missed out on the top spot by just 0.2 sec after a frightfully quick lap from McAMS Yamaha’s James Ellison saw him shatter the outright circuit lap record, but feels he’s in a much better position to clinch his debut win after a year pushing towards the sharp end.
While the 24-year-old has numerous BSB podiums to his name with a best result of second place, he’s yet to take that elusive win but that’s something he’s determined to change tomorrow.
“I felt like I was ready to win last year so I feel more than ready this year,” he told MCN after qualifying. “The bike underneath me this year is amazing; the team have done such a great job with it so it’d be nice to reward them with our debut win. We’ve been working really hard on race pace this weekend, we plan to use the SC1 harder rear tomorrow as it works for us and it sounds like some of the others will be going for it as well.”
However, while he’s keen to take that debut win, he’s also focused on the long-term goal of securing a place in the showdown.
“That being said, while I’m desperate to get my first win we just need to keep racking up the podiums. Last year we made it quite difficult for ourselves with getting into the showdown, we were ninth into the final round ahead of the showdown and were helped out by riders falling off to actually secure the place so we need to be in a better position this time around.
“We’ll definitely be going for the win, but if we can’t I don’t want to be making any mistakes so we’ll settle for the podium.”
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