Marvellous Mossey strikes twice at Brands Hatch


It was a weekend to remember for JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider, Luke Mossey as he stormed to his first ever British Superbike race victory at round two which took place at the iconic Brands Hatch Indy circuit on Easter Monday.

Mossey was on the pace all weekend, setting the first ever sub 45 second lap of the circuit in qualifying, eventually ending up second on the grid for race one. In a display of skill and control, Mossey took his first race win by over three seconds, a superb achievement in only his third season of Superbike racing. Not content with one race win, he did it again in race two, moving him into second position in the Championship.

Team mate, Leon Haslam, who struggled with set-up throughout the weekend, rode hard to take two podium finishes and retain his Championship lead, capitalising on disastrous weekends for title rivals, Shakey Byrne and James Ellison.

It was another closely fought set of races in the Superstock 1000 class, with the packed grid competing on Sunday in a 38 lap race and then on Monday with a 24 lap race. Morello Racing Kawasaki rider, Danny Buchan was right in the mix once again, and came close to a race win in Sunday's marathon race, eventually halted by a red flag due to precipitation. Buchan had to settle for second behind title rival, Richard Cooper. Monday's race was much more closely fought, with five riders all battling for the race win, and with backmarkers playing a big part, Buchan ended the race in fifth, but is close behind Cooper in second place in the title chase.

The Supersport class is always one of the most closely fought classes, and this Easter weekend proved no different, as Gearlink Kawasaki riders, Ben Currie and Andrew Irwin suffered mixed fortunes across the three races. It was to be a podium for the team in race one as Irwin stormed to second place, with Currie following closely behind in 4th, however race 2 saw disaster for Irwin as he high-sided out of the race whilst leading. Currie however made it a double podium for the team in the third race as he finished in third position, cementing strong title challenges for both riders.

Senior Racing Co-ordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK, Ross Burridge was very happy with the weekends results, saying: “Luke has been known as the one lap wonder for so long now, so to see him string together not only one race win, but two was fantastic! I am so pleased for him and the team. Damage limitation for Leon too still saw him claim a double podium, so to be first and second in the Championship two rounds in is more than we could have hoped for.”