BSB: Luke Mossey joins Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing for Superstock campaign
Luke Mossey has been reunited with the Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing with HEL Performance team in a bid to win the Pirelli National Superstock Championship crown this season.
Mossey had previously signed with the DB Racing Team in the Superbike class for 2021 but parted ways with the team three months later. Instead, Mossey will race in the Superstock class for a team which he's enjoyed success with previously.
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Mossey first joined Bournemouth Kawasaki in 2015, securing the BSB Riders’ Cup in his rookie year. The following year he secured a spot in the Showdown and finished the season with four podiums.
2017 started brightly as well, with Mossey clinching his maiden BSB victories at Brands Hatch with the team. Podiums at Donington, Oulton Park and Knockhill saw Mossey lead the championship until a huge crash at Thruxton brought an end to his championship hopes.
“I can’t thank Pete and Bournemouth Kawasaki enough for helping out this season," Mossey said. "It was not looking like a ride was available for the start of the championship, so to sort this out at the eleventh hour is fantastic.
"Superstock 1000 will be a new challenge for me and one that I am really excited about on the new Kawasaki ZX10RR; we have had a few rides on the 19 RR stock model, and I can’t wait to get out on the new bike. Thanks again to the Pete and the team and my loyal sponsors who have stood by me.”
The Bournemouth Kawasaki team won the BSB title with Leon Haslam in 2018, however they decided to take a break from racing last year to concentrate on expanding their Kawasaki retail business.
"We can’t thank all our previous sponsors enough who have helped at such short notice with product and support," team owner Pete Extance added. "Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing returns this year, which excites us to promote the dealership with our Kawasaki heritage. Luke will be ready for the new challenge and is keen to prove his worth to get himself back to Superbikes in 2022.
“He is a talented rider and deserves a place on the Superbike grid, but sometimes it doesn’t work out and he knows this year is going to be an exciting, bar-bashing, tough season in an excellent field of quality riders.”
The first official BSB pre-season test takes place at Silverstone on April 28-29, followed by a three-test test at Snetterton the following week (May 4-6). The opening round of the 2021 is due to take place at Oulton Park on June 25-27.