WARM-UP CRASH COSTS MOSSEY
Snetterton proved to be a disastrous weekend for MCE British Superbike series leader Luke Mossey, whose stunning 2017 consistency faltered in Sunday’s two races after a big crash in morning warm-up.
The 24-year-old tucked the front at Nelson’s in what was a relatively innocent-looking crash until his sliding bike took off on the raised kerbing and landed heavily, nose first.
With the machine completely written off, the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team battled to build a new bike ahead of the opening race and while they miraculously completed their task in less than two hours, brake issues would then rule Mossey out of the opening encounter as well as see him struggle to bounce back in race two.
“I came down the back straight and the lever pulled right back to the bar,” Mossey told MCN. “I managed to slow myself using the rear brake and had no choice but to retire.
“We had a similar issue in race two but I stayed out. I was having to brake so early it meant we had no chance of a decent result and I managed to cross the line tenth. It’s frustrating because, while I don’t think we had the pace to run with Shakey and the Yamahas today, we could have had two top fives if not been on the podium and that’s important for us if we want to fight for the title.”
The weekend didn’t go Mossey’s way