DB Racing guns for 2021 BSB and BritishSSP glory with Luke Mossey, Jack Kennedy

DB Racing upgrades to the new Kawasaki ZX-10RR for the 2021 British Superbike Championship and signs Luke Mossey from OMG Racing

Luke Mossey, DB Racing, Kawasaki ZX-10RR

DB Racing will expand its efforts in the British Superbike Championship next season after securing the services of Luke Mossey in the premier class, while Jack Kennedy will attempt a third British Supersport in four years on Kawasaki machinery.

The outfit, formerly known under the Bike Devil nameplate, stepped up to BSB in 2019 with a single MV Agusta entry before making plans to tackle the full 2020 BSB season as a customer Ducati outfit. However, when that fell through over concerns surrounding parts supplies amid the coronavirus, it reverted to a single Kawasaki entry.

For 2021, however, DB Racing - a former Superstock 1000 title-winning team - will be stepping up its efforts by taking delivery of the new Kawasaki ZX-10RR and adding race winner Mossey, who switches from OMG Racing.

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The deal marks a return to Kawasaki machinery for Mossey, who spent four seasons with the Quattro Plant/JG Speedfit Kawasaki team between 2015 and 2018, notching up two wins in that time, plus a run to the Title Showdown in 2016.

“I am really looking forward to a fresh start in 2021 and working with the team, who have so many years’ experience across the championships and with Kawasaki in the past. I feel like I am going back to my roots by getting back on a Kawasaki again; that is where it all began for me in BSB, and who I have had success with before.

“The new Kawasaki has had some really positive feedback already from the recent tests in the World Championship and it should be phenomenal to ride, I can’t wait to get testing. The upgrades on it for next year look great and I am looking forward to working with my new crew chief PJ (Pete Jennings) as he really has a lot of experience. I am really excited about next season now and I want to thank all my sponsors who continue to support me.”

Kennedy - BritishSSP champion in 2018 and 2019 on Yamaha machinery - meanwhile returns to the middleweight class for 2021 after brief sojourn to Superbikes with TAG Yamaha and the RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki squad.

“I'm back to fight for title number three in British Supersport but this time with a different team and manufacturer so I'm looking forward to the new era ahead.  I’ve had success with nearly every other manufacturer in British Supersport so the challenge now is to do the same and put an unproven Supersport project with the Kawasaki 636 on top.

“Right now I'm excited by the new project ahead having secured my place on the grid with DB Race Services for 2021. Thanks to Dave Tyson for the opportunity and big thanks also to my loyal sponsors for sticking by me in these tough and uncertain times. 

“My aim is to fight for the BSS title next season with the plan to return to SBK the following year.  It is going to be an interesting championship with a lot of competition and close racing so I'm sure the fans will be in for a treat.  I hope that we can have them all back next year as I've missed the atmosphere and the packed grandstands.”