Mossey at the double

Chris
By Chris Newble
ChrisNewble Obsessed with two smokes, riding gear and racing. Strong believer in the fact you can never have too many motorcycles
Kawasaki 2017 Brands Hatch

Luke Mossey stormed to his second ever superbike victory with an impressive display in race two at Brands Hatch.

Despite Tyco BMW’s, Christan Iddon, keeping Mossey honest throughout the race, no one could stop the Essex based youngster repeating his win from earlier in the day.

The drama started before the race even got underway at the Kent based circuit, with pole man James Ellison not making the start. A suspected bent chassis from his race one crash ended a dismal weekend for the Lancaster man.

With six laps remaining Shayne ‘Shakey’ Bryne crashed out of third, leaving Haslam to clinch his fourth podium in four races.

Former champion Josh Brookes clawed his way through to fourth with Honda teammates Jason O’Halloran (fifth) and Dan Linfoot (sixth).

Smiths Racing, Peter Hickman rode to seventh closely followed by BSB new boy Brad Ray in eighth. John Hopkins and Sylvain Guintoli rounded out the top ten.

A buoyant Mossey after the race said: “I was over the moon with the first one and would have been happy with a top five in race two, so to take another victory is superb. We done our homework this weekend with the race runs in practice and it showed in the race."

"I’ve never had a start to the season this strong before and I’m just looking forward to heading to Oulton Park now. The Kawasaki goes well there and love riding the circuit."

Race 2 Results:

12 Luke MOSSEY GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki
2 24 Christian IDDON GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad
3 91 Leon HASLAM GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki
4 25 Josh BROOKES AUS Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing
5 22 Jason O'HALLORAN GBR Honda - Honda Racing
6 4 Dan LINFOOT GBR Honda - Honda Racing
7 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing
8 28 Bradley RAY GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki
9 21 John HOPKINS USA Ducati - Moto Rapido
10 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA Suzuki - Bennetts Suzuki
11 7 Michael LAVERTY GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha
12 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Kawasaki - Team WD-40
13 27 Jake DIXON GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki
14 6 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR Suzuki - Bennetts Suzuki
15 96 Jakub SMRZ CZE BMW - Lloyd & Jones PR Racing BMW
16 14 Lee JACKSON GBR BMW - Smiths Racing
17 3 Billy McCONNELL AUS Kawasaki - Quattro Plant FS-3 Racing Kawasaki
18 8 Shaun WINFIELD GBR Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing
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DNF 67 Shane BYRNE GBR 17:37.537 7 Laps Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team
DNF 2 Glenn IRWIN GBR 16:06.771 2 Laps Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team
DNF 64 Aaron ZANOTTI GBR 11:48.998 6 Laps Yamaha - Platform Hire Yamaha
DNF 5 James WESTMORELAND GBR 9:19.198 3 Laps Kawasaki - Gearlink Kawasaki
DNF 77 James ELLISON GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha

Championship Standings:

Leon HASLAM (Kawasaki) 86
Luke MOSSEY (Kawasaki) 81
Christian IDDON (BMW) 65
Josh BROOKES (Yamaha) 48
Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 37
Glenn IRWIN (Ducati) 36
Jason O'HALLORAN (Honda) 32
Dan LINFOOT (Honda) 30
James ELLISON (Yamaha) 21
Michael LAVERTY (Yamaha) 21
Tommy BRIDEWELL (Kawasaki) 18
Sylvain GUINTOLI (Suzuki) 15
Bradley RAY (Suzuki) 14
Shane BYRNE (Ducati) 13
John HOPKINS (Ducati) 13
Davide GIUGLIANO (BMW) 10
Jake DIXON (Kawasaki) 10
Jakub SMRZ (BMW) 6
Taylor MACKENZIE (Suzuki) 3
Shaun WINFIELD (Yamaha) 1