Mossey reaping benefits of team changes
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