POLE MAN MOSSEY CLOSES POINTS GAP

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Luke Mossey made his claim on a spot in the Show­down at Brands Hatch this week­end with a strong show­ing for the Qu­at­tro Plant Kawasaki squad.

While Mossey wasn’t able to slot di­rectly into a top six spot, he closed the gap as he climbed on the rostrum for the third time this sea­son after start­ing from pole in Sun­day’s open­ing race. The 24-year-old fin­ished sev­enth in the second out­ing after los­ing grip when the race dis­tance was ex­tended fol­low­ing a safety car.

“It felt a bit of a shock lead­ing the first eight laps of race one,” he said. “I feel I’ve got the pace but when you’re bat­tling with guys like Leon and Shakey with that much ex­pe­ri­ence, it’s al­ways go­ing to be hard. It’s only my second year in this class.

“Last year we won the Rid­ers’ Cup, so if we don’t make the Show­down this year both my­self and the team will be dis­ap­pointed. I feel we’ve come on leaps and bounds so now we just need to make sure we’re rack­ing up the points.”

Mossey now sits joint sixth in the stand­ings with James Ellison, three points off a place in the top six.

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