Luke Mossey has been ruled out of the Cadwell Park round in the MCE British Superbike championship due to his fractured vertebrae sustained at Thruxton last time out.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider missed the two races at the Hampshire circuit two weeks ago after a nasty fall in the final free practice session in which he sustained a fractured L2 vertebrae plus a bruised ankle.

After undergoing fitness tests, Mossey has been declared unfit to compete at the Cadwell Park round which could place his top six Showdown spot in jeopardy if results go against him with his rivals looking to claw back points in the top six hunt.

Despite missing both races at Thruxton, Mossey still sits fourth in the BSB riders’ championship with a 25-point advantage over nearest challenger outside the top six Jake Dixon.

In a statement from JG Speedfit Kawasaki, team boss Pete Extance says despite the disappointment he understands the decision due to the severity of the injury and the physical demands of the track.

"Following his crash during free practice at the last round of the MCE Insurance BSB Championship at Thruxton, in which he sustained a fractured vertebra, Luke has been undergoing intensive treatment in the hope of being fit to race at Cadwell Park this weekend," Extance said. "While his recovery is progressing well, Luke’s specialist medical team has advised him not to race this weekend to allow for further rest, especially given the physical demands of the Lincolnshire circuit.

"The health and safety of the whole team, not least the riders, is paramount and we respect Luke’s decision not to race. His doctor has confirmed, however, that he will be fit to race at round nine at Silverstone in four weeks’ time. While Luke is very upset that he will not be able to compete this weekend, he is optimistic that he can still gain a top six Showdown place, especially with the meeting at Silverstone, a circuit he loves, being a triple-header."