Luke Mossey heads in to the second round of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship buoyed with confidence after a return to form at Donington Park two weeks ago.
The JG Speedfit Kawasaki star admitted his confidence had taken a big knock after a nasty crash at Thruxton last year saw him break four vertebrae, but after a strong pre-season testing campaign the 25-year-old was able to fight towards the front once again at the opening round.
The 1.2-mile Indy circuit was the venue of Mossey’s debut BSB victory last year, which he’d then follow up with another win to take the double, beating team-mate Leon Haslam and Christian Iddon in both races.
“Looking back on Donington, we can take lots of positives,” said Mossey, who finished fifth and eighth in the two races.
“I’m really glad I came out of it in one piece as there were lots of crashes in other classes. To leave there fifth in the championship means there’s something to build on. The championship can’t be own in the first race, but it can be lost and fifth still means we’re in the fight. None of the main contenders showed their true colours, so that makes us more confident.
“I love racing at Brands; it’s only an hour away so it’s a home track along with Snetterton. We’ve had a lot of success there In the past, including the double last season. Going to a track where we have a great history makes me feel confident. I’d obviously love to repeat 2017’s wins but I want to leave there with a trophy – anything else and I’ll be disappointed.”