BSB Rider of the Year: 6th

6th - Luke Mossey Average poll score out of ten: 6.49 Team: Quattro Plant Kawasaki Bike: Kawasaki ZX-10R Wins: 0 Podiums: 2 Poles: 0 Fastest Laps: 0 Best Finish 3rd Championship points: 168 Championship position: 7th

Quattro Plant Kawasaki's Luke Mossey produced a year of round-on-round improvements which culminated in him clinching the BSB Riders' Cup and taking the top rookie title.

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In his first full season in the premier class, Mossey steadily got to grips with the Quattro Plant Kawasaki ZX-10R to eventually break into the top ten for the first time at round four at Snetterton.

The youngster produced remarkable consistency during the second half to campaign as a top ten challenger which were highlighted by two podium finishes at Thruxton and Assen respectively.

Despite missing out on the top six fight, Mossey regularly acted as a 'Showdown spoiler' in the final third of the season and heading into the final round the Cambridge-based rider duly swept up the BSB Riders' Cup. Even though the majority of his rivals missed the triple-header final at Brands Hatch through injury, including Stuart Easton, Jason O'Halloran and Richard Cooper, Mossey's sustained points finishes merited his seventh place in the final championship standings.

Luke Mossey in the BSB Rider of the Year poll
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About the vote:
Rather than repeat the Riders' British Championship standings, the BSB Rider of the Year poll asks viewers to take into account factors such as machinery, performance relative to a team-mate, riding style, experience, injuries, progress and personality just as much as race results and scoring each of the top twenty from this year's BSB standings with a mark out of ten.