Techcare’s Luke Mossey was the fastest rider in the Motorpoint British Supersport free practice session at Silverstone – even though he crashed nine minutes into the outing at the English track.
The Cambridgeshire lad set a 2’09.074, before falling into the gravel at Copse. He was declared OK at the trackside and managed to go back out for another go before the chequered flag appeared. Profile Racing’s Luke Stapleford was four tenths off the leading pace of Mossey but was 0.4 seconds quicker than Gearlink Kawasaki’s Glenn Irwin and title challenger Graeme Gowland.
The Geordie was nearly a second quicker than his Smiths Triumph team-mate, Billy McConnell. The current championship leader could only muster up a 2’10.810, with Acumen’s Luke Jones wedged between then pair to round off the top five.
Mossey was not the only rider to take a tumble. Anvil Hire Tag Racing’s Sam Hornsey crashed a Copse and the red flags came out as there was oil on the track, but after a short delay the session was under way once again.
MarTrain Yamaha’s Alastair Seeley experienced a technical problem at Maggots bringing his session to an abrupt stop. But the wee wizard of Carrickfergus did enough to end FP2 in eighth on the timesheets after a 2’11.036. Tyco Suzuki’s Taylor Mackenzie and Hornsey rounded up the top ten.