BSB: Mossey to miss second race after brake failure crash

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Luke Mossey will sit out this afternoon’s second Bennetts British Superbike race at Snetterton after a terrifying fall in race one.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider reached for the brake at the end of the Bentley straight in today’s opening race only to find the lever came back to the bar.

Travelling at speeds in excess of 180mph, Mossey tried to slow himself using the rear brake and gearbox but had no choice but to jump off his Kawasaki ZX-10R.

The 25-year-old headed to the medical centre for a check and found to have sustained a broken rib, meaning he’ll miss this afternoon’s second race.  

“Jumping off a bike at 180mph isn’t particularly nice,” said a visibly shaken Mossey after the race. “I’m speechless, we’ve had brake issues before but this time they completely failed. I had nothing so I had no choice but to bail. I tried to go down the gearbox to see if that would slow me up and it didn’t. I’m glad I got off it when I did as I think I’d have gone into the wall or hit another rider.

“You’re playing with people lives when these stupid things are happening… I’m so frustrated as we’ve had a lot of bad luck this year and I don’t know what I’ve done to piss someone off!
“We’re going to sit out race two this afternoon as I’m struggling to breathe enough as it is. We’ve got three weeks now to Knockhill so I just need to hope I’m fully fit when I come back.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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