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Luke Mossey is set to miss the next MCE BSB round at Cadwell Park af­ter a free prac­tice crash at Thrux­ton saw him side-lined with in­juries.

The JG Speed­fit Kawasaki rider, who sat sec­ond in the se­ries stand­ings ahead of this week­end, clipped the grass on the exit of the fi­nal turn in Satur­day’s fi­nal free prac­tice, launch­ing him from his ZX-10RR. He and the bike then flew down the start finish straight be­fore hit­ting the ground near turn one, where he be­came tan­gled in the ma­chine.

The ses­sion was im­me­di­ately stopped and Mossey, who was con­scious, was tended to by track­side medics. He was taken to hos­pi­tal where it was later con­firmed he’d sus­tained a sta­ble frac­ture to his L2 ver­te­brae. While it’s not known how long Mossey will be out of ac­tion, team owner Pete Ex­tance con­firmed to MCN it’s highly un­likely he’ll be rac­ing at Cadwell in two weeks’ time.

Mossey’s ab­sence, com­bined with a tough week­end for Haslam and Byrne, ig­nited the fight for the fi­nal Show­down spots with Peter Hick­man el­e­vated to third in the stand­ings while the bat­tle for the fi­nal two spots re­ally heats up.

Josh Brookes and Ja­son O’hal­lo­ran are cur­rently tied on points in the fi­nal two spots and with Chris­tian Id­don, who fin­ished fifth and fourth this week­end, and Jake Dixon en­joy­ing strong out­ings. The four riders fight­ing for the fi­nal two spots are split by just 20 points with two rounds re­main­ing be­fore the Show­down.

‘Mossey’s ab­sence ig­nited the fight for the Show­down’

Mossey was out af­ter this free prac­tice ac­ci­dent

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