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Assen BSB: Mossey scuppered by lack of front tyre grip in first race

Quattro Plant Kawasaki's Luke Mossey was blighted by front tyre grip in the opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen, and then changed to the harder compound on his ZX-10R for race two, and he was able to finish inside the top five.

Mossey is out of the championship chase, even after making it all the way into the Showdown, but came away with valuable points with a seventh place finish in race one, to add to his fifth in the last event.

The new dad was locked in a four-way battle for fifth in race two and worked hard to fend off challenges from Tyco BMW's Michael Laverty and fellow title fighter, JG Speedfit Kawasaki's James Ellison.


“I was feeling really confident and eager to get going. I got a great start and was pushing hard. We were all locked in a huge battle. It soon became a seven bike dice for the win," said Mossey.

"I think on nearly every lap I was changing positions and it was a really good race. In the final five laps I began to struggle with the grip on the front tyre and slipped back to seventh.

“For race two we changed the front tyre to the harder compound to see if this would be a better option. With the changing weather conditions I wasn’t sure what to expect on the opening few laps.

"I had to fight for a position on the opening few laps. It was really close racing and I was locked in another battle for the entire race but everyone seemed very evenly matched and it was tough to make any passes on people. I pushed hard and was happy with the pace I was setting throughout the race and am really pleased to get fifth in what was a very hard race.”

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