BSB: Luke Mossey joins DB Racing with Jack Kennedy returning to the Supersport class
Luke Mossey returns to Kawasaki machinery for the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike season after signing for DB Racing, whilst Jack Kennedy will compete for the team in the Supersport class.
Mossey joins Dave Tyson's team, which ran under the Bike Devil banner this year, after leaving the Rich Energy OMG Racing outfit - where he spent two seasons.
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It's a return to the manufacturer which Mossey enjoyed his best BSB campaigns with. Between 2016 and 2018 the 28-year-old secured two wins, seven further podiums and a Showdown spot on the Kawasaki.
“I am really looking forward to a fresh start in 2021 and working with the team, who have so many years’ experience across the championships and with Kawasaki in the past," Mossey said. "I feel like I am going back to my roots by getting back on a Kawasaki again; that is where it all began for me in BSB, and who I have had success with before."
Mossey will ride the 2021 ZX10RR next season and will also be working closely with Pete Jennings, who becomes his crew chief. DB Racing have previously won the Superstock 1000 title with Danny Buchan using Kawasaki machinery.
Meanwhile, Kennedy will attempt to win a third British Supersport crown in 2021. The Irishman had a tricky Superbike campaign this year. Kennedy started the year with TAG Racing but switched to the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki outfit following the former's decision to withdraw from the 2020 season.
Kennedy won the Supersport title in 2018 and 2019 on the Yamaha R6, and will contest 2021 on the Kawasaki ZX6R 636.
“2021 sees a whole new structure for the team and also a move to a new manufacturer," Tyson added. "We have worked with Kawasaki in the past and had great success with them in 2014 and hope to do the same in next season.
"After five years with MV Agusta, we are excited about the new challenge and hope to bring some silverware back for everyone involved. It’s a very focussed approach to 2021 and myself and the team are working hard to ensure we get the best package ready for what will be an exciting season ahead."
The 2021 season is scheduled to get underway at Oulton Park on the first weekend in May after a series of tests on British circuits throughout April. Currently, 11 rounds appear on the 2021 calendar.