Mossey reap­ing ben­e­fits of team changes

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It was a strong week­end all-round for the JG Speed­fit Kawasaki team as they leave Donington first and sec­ond in the cham­pi­onship af­ter Luke Mossey fin­ished run­ner-up to Haslam in the open­ing race. Mossey couldn’t quite repli­cate his per­for­mance on the harder Pirelli rear in the warmer race two, fin­ish­ing fifth af­ter los­ing out to Glenn Ir­win and Christian Id­don in the clos­ing stages, but he sits just 19 points be­hind his team-mate.

“To come away sec­ond in the cham­pi­onship is the strong­est start I’ve ever had in BSB. Leon was al­ways go­ing to be hard to beat here, he’s on fire at the mo­ment but I’m feel­ing re­ally good,” he said.

“This is a tricky cir­cuit and the first round is never easy for any­one so to be on the podium is very im­por­tant. To leave with my high­estever cham­pi­onship po­si­tion is a great boost and puts me in a great place ahead of Brands, which is a strong cir­cuit for me – I took my de­but pole there this time last year.”

Mossey’s con­fi­dence has also been boosted by the changes in the Bournemouth Kawasaki team fol­low­ing the ar­rival of his new team-mate, the big money JG Speed­fit spon­sor­ship and im­por­tant fac­tory sup­port from Kawasaki.

“The team are work­ing in­cred­i­bly well. There’s been a big step up as we’ve be­come a fac­tory team and the bike has come on so much be­cause of that. It’s not one-sided with all the sup­port go­ing to Leon ei­ther, which I like. I’ve said for a while now that our time will come and I feel that my first win is just around the cor­ner now.”

With a strong sec­ond place, Mossey feels his first win is close

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