Luke Mossey

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Hun­gry for his first win

BRI­TISH SUPERBIKES’ hottest young gun Luke Mossey is look­ing to up­set the reg­u­lars this sea­son af­ter a strong year in 2016. The young­ster took a num­ber of podi­ums, pole po­si­tions and even bagged a spot in the show­down last year, and is keen to up his game once again for 2017.

Mossey is de­ter­mined not to be over­shad­owed by his new, more ex­pe­ri­enced team-mate Leon Haslam in the JG Speed­fit Kawasaki garage, and is keen to get his first win un­der his belt as soon as pos­si­ble.

“Ideally, I want to be fight­ing for the ti­tle this year,” he said. “That might sound silly but I re­ally don’t think we’re far off. I just need to get my first win and then take things from there.”

On a sin­gle lap, Mossey is one of the quick­est riders on the grid but he’s strug­gled with tyre wear over the last few years. How­ever, with a lit­tle more ex­pe­ri­ence and new, stiffer con­struc­tion Pirelli rub­ber it could be time for that to change. Add to this the fact that he al­ready has a year’s ex­pe­ri­ence on the team’s ZX-10R, while Haslam will have to get his head around the team’s set-up for the bike, and there’s ev­ery chance that Mossey is set to spring a sur­prise on his more se­nior team-mate.

Mossey reac­quainted him­self with the team’s ZX-10R at Alme­ria

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