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OMG Racing retains Luke Mossey for 2020 BSB season

Luke Mossey re-signs with OMG Racing for the 2020 British Superbike Championship after a consistent performance on the 'difficult' Suzuki GSX-R1000 in 2019

OMG Racing has announced it has re-signed Luke Mossey for the 2020 British Superbike Championship season.

It is the latest outfit to prefer continuity for the 2020 BSB season after Oxford Racing confirmed a deal extension for Tommy Bridewell and McAMS Yamaha announced the same for Tarran Mackenzie and Jason O’Halloran. 

Two-time race winner Mossey joined the team alongside Josh Elliott at the start of the 2019 BSB season aboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and has enjoyed solid results, scoring in all but two races he has started this year.

For 2020, he stays with the ambitious OMG Racing outfit, which this season recorded its first-ever win and podium in the hands of Elliott, though there is no confirmation of whether the team will continue with Suzuki or switch manufacturers. 

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“I’m really happy to announce that I will be staying with OMG Racing for the 2020 season. I believe we’ve had a good year on the Suzuki GSX-R1000R, which has been a difficult bike this year at times. 

“I’ve got fantastic people around me in the team and I’ve built a great relationship up this year with the guys so I’m really looking forward to seeing what next season brings.

“Obviously, we started the season out so well at Silverstone and showed that we have the ability to push on for bigger and better things. Next season we can hopefully have results like those more often and really repay the team for all the hard work they put in. 

“OMG have such a unique team atmosphere and the close link with the fans is something I’ve really enjoyed.”

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It’s been a year of mixed emotions for OMG Racing after kicking off 2019 with a bang by claiming a surprise win at the Silverstone curtain raiser. However, Elliott has struggled for form since then, with Mossey’s consistent results – which includes nine top ten finishes – establishing him as the highest-placed Suzuki representative, ahead of the factory supported Buildbase entries. 

With Mossey himself calling the Suzuki ‘a difficult bike this year at times’, OMG team principal Paul Curran suggests there is a chance of a machinery change.

“It’s been a tough season for Luke so far as the pace has been there to run in the top 6 but there has been a few component failures that cost the team some points and a couple of on-track incidents that we could have done without, but as they say, that’s racing. 2020 is a new year and we’ve made good progress as a team, so I have no doubt that we can continue that into next season. 

“We have a bike development plan in place for over the off-season and will look to start the championship as strong showdown contenders in 2020.”

Mossey was recently forced to sit out the Cadwell Park BSB round after suffering this spectacular accident during testing 

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