BSB: Luke Mossey set for 2019 campaign with OMG Racing Suzuki

In 2017 Luke Mossey was definitely one of the best riders in British Superbike, as he was one of the strongest and most consistent on the field. However, the huge crash he had during FP3 in Thruxton and the several fractures he sustained in that accident prevented him from reaching the highest goal a rider can aim for: to win the championship. 

HARD TIMES – Since that crash, everything has changed for Luke Mossey, as the rider from Cambridge hasn’t returned to the level reached before that episode. 2017 looked like the year of Luke Mossey: he had great feelings on the Ninja ZX-10RR machine of JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki and during the season he had dominated Brands Hatch Indy round and sporadically led the championship standings. Right there at Thruxton, Luke “Skywalker” Mossey had a great chance to secure Showdown access for the second year in a row and, moreover, to score valuable points ahead of title fight. But well, it went much worse for him…

REBIRTH – Mossey has been struggling since that crash and 2018 didn’t go as planned. However, he still could show his talent when he contested UK World Superbike Round at Donington Park, where he replaced Yonny Hernandez inside Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki. Back then, Mossey missed Superpole 2 for few tenths of a second and scored points in both races, so that he deserved a huge applause from the whole Italian team. However, his campaign in BSB didn’t meet his expectations and so he has decided to accept a new challenge, as he’ll face 2019 season on the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 machine of OMG Racing UK. OMG Racing UK are a small, but ambitious team and previously, Mossey had the chance to collaborate with part of the crew. Actually, the start was great: after winning the Race of the Year at Mallory Park, Mossey and his new team had a positive test in Cartagena. All of this represents a promising start and Mossey can be just very confident ahead of 2019.

SON…AND FATHER – Born in 1992, Luke Mossey remains one to keep an eye on in BSB and his career follows the one experienced by his father John, who used to ride a Suzuki RG500 and even participated in a 500cc World Championship race at the end of 1980s. 26-year-old Mossey is still one of the most appreciated riders in BSB, following the great results he achieved in 2015, when he won Riders’ Cup, and 2016, when he scored his first podiums and pole positions and went to the Showdown. 2016 was great even outside the track, following the birth of his daughter Emie Ann…


Translated by Alessandro Palma

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