Fastest Mossey 'buzzing' with confidence in Cartagena

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 07 Mar 2015

Luke Mossey topped the timesheets in Cartagena

Luke Mossey says he’s ‘buzzing’ after topping the timesheets on the second day of British Superbike testing in Cartagena. 

A rookie for 2015 with Quattro Plant Kawasaki, Mossey set a fastest lap of 1’33.7 on Thursday to place ahead of any other rider on the list of times revealed. The only rider close to the 22-year-old’s time was Danny Buchan on the Be Wiser Kawasaki who lapped two tenths slower. 

Thursday was the fourth consecutive day of testing for Mossey, who steps up from the British Supersport class this year. 

It’s not the first time he’s been fastest this week after topping the timesheet in Almeria ahead of title contender Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne on Tuesday.

“I’m over the moon. I wasn’t expecting this at all, even in Almeria; I was not expecting to be fastest on all three days and then one of the fastest here.” Mossey said speaking to Bike Social. “It’s a massive confidence boost for me and I hope we can carry it on to Donington.” 


He isn’t under any illusions it’ll be like this come round one at Donington Park however… 

“I know it’s not going to be as easy as it is here when we get to the first round as everyone will be gelled with their bikes by then and fired up. Testing is more of a mental game, everyone is looking at times and we were among the fastest yesterday so I’m buzzing.”

There’s a huge debate about whether lap times are important in a test, with some teams point blank refusing to reveal how fast their rider has lapped. Mossey says he has been pushing for a time but found it easier than he expected… 

“When you go out and look for times you are pushing on a bit but it’s easier than I thought it would be. I think the bike is better than me at the moment as I’ve not changed anything. We’ve left the bike how it is and obviously a happy rider is a fast rider.”