BSB: Mossey: "It's good for my sanity to be quick"

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Luke Mossey is hoping his first front row start since the start of the season will mark a turn in fortunes for his side of the JG Speedfit Kawasaki garage at Thruxton this weekend.

Be Wiser Ducati’s Glenn Irwin pipped Mossey to pole by just 0.032 seconds around the super-fast Thruxton, but it was good enough for the young gun after a tough 12 months since he crashed and broke a number of vertebrae at the Hampshire track.

Mossey has had a tough season so far in 2018 and currently languishes in 17th in the championship standings, but he’s hoping his return to form at Thruxton will be the confidence boost he needs to enjoy a strong second half of the year.

“Everyone knows how much of a tough year it has been for me… you cannot write how much bad luck we’ve had so far this season,” Mossey told MCN.

“This is the place I had the bad accident last year so to put it on the front row and get over those demons I am over the moon. I know I said this at Brands Hatch, but hopefully this is my turning point now. The championship has gone for us, but we can still fight for podiums and hopefully get a race win or two before the end of the year.

“It’s good for my sanity, to feel that I can actually do it… I’m so happy! We’ve done our homework this weekend so I’m feeling confident tomorrow. It’s really tough on tyres around here and we’re still not quite sure which one we’ll be using yet, either the soft or the new Thruxton tyre but we’ll have a look in warm-up.”

Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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