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Mossey relishes chance to 'keep turning heads'

Luke Mossey says he won't be feeling any extra pressure going into 2016 as he aims to continue to impress for Quattro Plant Kawasaki.
Luke Mossey says he won't be feeling any extra pressure going into 2016 as he aims to continue impressing while stepping up as lead rider for Quattro Plant Kawasaki while getting to grips with the new ZX-10R.

Last year, the 23-year-old graduated into the MCE British Superbike championship in impressive style by going on to claim the BSB Riders' Cup as well as the top rookie honour.

In 2016 Mossey will be joined by Filip Backlund at Quattro Plant Kawasaki and will play a pivotal role in helping his squad develop the new Kawasaki machine which is something he is already relishing.

“We have the new model already and it is in our workshop,” Mossey told Crash.Net. “We should be getting on it in January but I am not sure what date yet for a shakedown test somewhere in England and then hopefully another shakedown test in Spain before the official tests at the start of March.”

Having kept a keen eye on reports coming out from BSB rival team GBmoto Kawasaki's initial tests with the ZX-10R in Spain, Mossey has been filled with confidence and that the new model can enable him to continue to make progress up the rank in BSB.

“I've read what Ellison has said about it and I know that he was largely on a stock bike and he said great things,” he beamed. “I know that it is going to be a good package and it will be a big challenger next year so I am already looking forward to getting my leg over it and start testing. I think we are going to be turning some heads.”

The Cambridge-based rider also says the demands placed on him by his team are equal to his own so he isn't feeling any extra pressure after enjoying a successful breakthrough campaign.

“It is a nice feeling but I know what job I have to do for myself,” he explained. “Obviously I have the team's goals for what they want to achieve but I also have my personal goals for what I want to achieve. It is a team effort and they expect a lot from me but I also expect a lot from myself.”



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Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
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James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: MSV Media]
JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki livery, 2017, BSB
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Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
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Ryuichi Kiyonari, Smiths BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
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JedPB67

January 06, 2016 9:24 AM

Braap: For me Luke did really well last season but 2016 will show if he is a front runner who will go on to greater things or one of the middle pack BSB also-rans. He's shown intention but Alex Lowes, Cal C and Jonny Rea et al set the template for how to get on in BSB so as far as I'm concerned the pressure this year is higher than last. I think he can do it but lets see how the cards fall.
Statistically speaking Mossey's debut season was more impressive than all of the riders you mentioned. Hopefully he can keep the momentum going through this season.

Braap

January 06, 2016 7:55 AM

For me Luke did really well last season but 2016 will show if he is a front runner who will go on to greater things or one of the middle pack BSB also-rans. He's shown intention but Alex Lowes, Cal C and Jonny Rea et al set the template for how to get on in BSB so as far as I'm concerned the pressure this year is higher than last. I think he can do it but lets see how the cards fall.



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