Luke Mossey to Ride in the Daytona 200
NEWS February 26, 2013
Photo by Ted Oddy/Luke Mossey
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 25, 2013) – As if the Daytona 200 needed any more hype leading up to the historic race, it has recently been discovered that European superstar, Luke Mossey, will be taking his talents to the United States this month to compete in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike’s most alluring event.
Mossey began his career racing in the Spanish 125 Series when he was just 12-years-old where he competed until he was 16. Using the skills and experience obtained at such a young age, Mossey then graduated to the British Superbike Championship in 2007 where he excelled against some of the toughest motorcycle racing talent Europe has to offer. Mossey will be following in the footsteps of his father, John Mossey, a former prominent road racer who competed in the Daytona 200 many years ago.
“I think it’s more of a father-son thing for me than anything,” said Luke Mossey. “My father has taught me so much over the years about racing. It’s great to follow in his footsteps by riding in this prestigious race. Dad got me into racing when I was just four-years-old, now I’m 20 and it’s amazing how far we’ve come. I’m glad I get to pay him back a little by riding in this race, he’s done so much for me.”
Mossey will be mounted on a Yamaha YZF-R6 in Daytona, and will ride for one of his personal sponsors, GB Racing. The European superstar will only compete in the Daytona 200 and will then depart back to the British Championship ranks to finish out the season. When asked what his long term plans were for racing in the United States, Mossey went on to say; “Hopefully we can make it back more than just this one time. If we do well, which I expect us to, I hope to come back more than just once a year. I’m aware of the resilient competition this championship has to offer and I couldn’t be more excited to race in America.”
Mossey suffered a broken foot last September and is currently in the process of recovering from surgery. According to Mossey, the rehabilitation process has been a smooth one and he is confident that he will be racing at full-force when the lights go green. The 20-year-old Mossey has had proven success on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, but this will be the first time he’s ever raced on United States concrete, it will be interesting, to say that least, to see how this European superstar will fair against the elite American competition that GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing brings to the table.
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