BSB: Luke Mossey and Héctor Barberá depart Rich Energy OMG Racing
The Rich Energy OMG Racing team has confirmed that both Luke Mossey’s and Héctor Barberá's contracts have not been renewed for the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike season.
Both contracts expired after the season finale at Brands Hatch a couple of weeks ago and despite “extensive conversations” taking place, both riders have now departed.
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“Luke and Héctor will always remain part of the #OMGFamily, and everyone at OMG Racing wishes them all the best for their future racing endeavours,” today’s team statement reads.
Mossey raced with the team for two seasons, competing on both Suzuki and BMW machinery during that time. The 28-year-old was a consistent points scorer throughout the 2020 season, picking up a best result of sixth on two occasions. The two-time BSB race winner ended the campaign 11th overall and was the top BMW rider in the championship.
Meanwhile, it was a tough full-time BSB debut campaign for Barberá. The shorter, condensed, calendar made things even harder for the Spaniard as he attempted to adapt to the traditional British circuits and the setup of the BSB-spec superbike. Barberá secured a best result of 10th at Donington and Silverstone, ending the year 17th overall.
Today’s announcement means that the Rich Energy OMG Racing team will have an all-new rider line-up in 2021. OMG will compete with two riders once more, with the first rider announcement expected in the upcoming weeks. Talks are ongoing with a number of riders for the second seat.
Alongside two new riders, the team will also get their hands on the brand-new BMW M1000RR machine.