Luke Mossey lands Donington WorldSBK international outing with TPR Kawasaki

Luke Mossey puts collapse of 2021 BSB deal behind him to secure a Donington Park WorldSBK outing with Pedercini Kawasaki next month

Luke Mossey - Pedercini Kawasaki 2018

Luke Mossey will swell the already sizeable British contingent competing on home soil in the UK round of the 2021 WorldSBK Championship at Donington Park after being called up by Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki.

The Briton - a race winner in the British Superbike Championship - joins the veteran Italian team for a one-off showing at Donington Park as a replacement for Samuele Cavalieri, who has parted ways with the Pedercini squad after three events.

This will be Mossey’s second WorldSBK appearance with Pedercini Kawasaki having been enlisted for a stand-in outing at Donington Park in 2018. On that occasion Mossey picked up a best finish of 14th position.

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“We are delighted to welcome Luke back into the TPR family and are excited to see him on one of bikes once again at the circuit where WorldSBK began," eponymous owner Lucio Pedercini said.

"He has no pressure for the weekend, but we are confident he will do a great job. We are also happy to give the small number of fans able to attend in person another local rider to cheer for.”

Though only a single event agreement for now, Mossey could be in a position to complete more events with Pedercini after his original plans for 2021 - competing in BSB with the debuting DB Racing Kawasaki squad - fell through.

“Lucio messaged me last week and I jumped at the chance. I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a little bit like déjà-vu having ridden for the team in 2018 at Donington Park and with me back with Kawasaki in the UK I wasn't going to say no. It’s a great opportunity and I think we can do a really good job”.

One of the longest-serving teams on the WorldSBK grid despite its entirely privateer status, it has nonetheless been a particular tough year for Pedercini Kawasaki thus far with neither Cavalieri or Cresson able to land any points in the opening three events of the season. 

Mossey will be one of seven British riders competing on home soil, together with full-time WorldSBK entrants Jonathan Rea, Alex Lowes, Scott Redding, Chaz Davies, Leon Haslam and Tom Sykes.