BSB: Warm-up crash hampers series leader Mossey

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Snetterton proved to be a disastrous weekend for MCE British Superbike series leader Luke Mossey, whose stunning 2017 consistency faltered in Sunday’s two races after a big crash in morning warm-up.

The 24-year-old tucked the front at Nelson’s in what was a relatively innocent crash until his sliding bike took off on the raised kerbing and landed nose first into the ground. 

With the machine completely written off, the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team had their work cut out to build a new bike ahead of the opening race and while they completed their task in less than two hours, brake issues would then rule Mossey out of the opening race as well as see him struggle in race two.


“I came down the back straight and the lever pulled right back to the bar,” Mossey told MCN. “I managed to slow myself using the rear brake and had no choice but to retire. 

“We had a similar issue in race two but I stayed out. I was having to brake so early it meant we had no chance of a decent result and managed to cross the line tenth. It’s frustrating because while I don’t think we had the pace to run with Shakey and the Yamahas today as they are able to conserve the softer tyre, we could have had two top fives if not been on the podium and that’s important for us if we want to fight for the title.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing