Mossey and Quattro Plant Kawasaki maintain Showdown hopes

2016 British Superbike Championship, BSB R08, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 27th August 2016. Andy Reid, Jordanstown, Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki

Luke Mossey and the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team kept their Showdown hopes very much alive at round eight of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park on Monday with the Cambridge rider now just seven points off a top six position.
The 23-year old was strong at the Lincolnshire venue right from the outset and placed second, third and fourth in the three free practice sessions prior to Sunday afternoon’s qualifying session. However, a time of 1m26.382s placed him sixth overall after qualifying which put him on the second row for the first 18-lap race.
A slightly sluggish start put him back in tenth place at the end of the opening lap but by half race distance he was up into seventh and very much in contention for a top six finish at least. However, with less than three laps to go, he dropped down the order down to twelfth after a near crash and with no time left to recover and regain any places, he had to settle for just four Championship points.
Lining up in tenth place and at the head of the fourth row for the second 18-lap encounter, the race was only a few hundred yards old when team-mate Filip Backlund and Howie Mainwaring Smart crashed at the first corner bringing out the safety car for a period of three laps. On lap four, Luke was shuffled back to twelfth place and it took him until half race distance to gain a place but he kept pushing until the end ultimately being rewarded with ninth place and what could prove to be seven valuable Championship points.
It moves him on to a total of 133 and places him joint seventh in the Championship table, just seven points adrift of James Ellison who currently holds the sixth and final Showdown place. Three races take place at the next round at Oulton and this will ultimately decide which six riders dispute the Championship.
Backlund was making his return to racing after suffering a crash at Brands Hatch at the previous round and although he qualified back in 24th place, a strong opening race saw him lap over half a second quicker than what he had done in qualifying to claim a solid 18th place. However, all hopes were dashed in the second race crash although the Swede was thankfully relatively unharmed.
There was also disappointment for Dickies British Supersport Championship contender Andrew Reid as he failed to score a point in either of the two races. Fifth in qualifying, a crash on the first lap in Sunday’s ‘Sprint’ race put him on the back foot and on the fourth row for Monday’s feature race and with plenty of work to do. The race started well as he soon moved into the top four but he ran wide at the first corner and had to retire from the race on the tenth lap. It now means he lies 45 points adrift of Championship leader James Westmoreland.

Accossato au salon Eicma 2016

EICMA 2016 Accossato
EICMA 2016 Accossato

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Accossato estará a la feria del Eicma 2016

EICMA 2016 Accossato
EICMA 2016 Accossato

Este año también Accossato participará a la feria más importante en el mundo de las dos ruedas, cada vez más rica de nuevas, jamás vistas.

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Accossato sarà presente ad EICMA 2016

EICMA 2016 Accossato

Anche quest’anno Accossato sarà presente alla più importante fiera del settore moto che sarà ricca di novità come non avete mai visto!

La posizione di Accossato sarà il padiglione 18 stand H62

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Mossey takes third BSB podium of 2016 for Quattro Plant Kawasaki

Bournemouth-based Quattro Plant Kawasaki were in action at Brands Hatch at the weekend for round seven of the British Superbike and Supersport Championships and whilst riders Luke Mossey, Filip Backlund and Andrew Reid experienced mixed fortunes, Mossey took his third Superbike podium of the season to edge ever closer to the top six Showdown positions.
The Cambridge resident ran in the top four for the majority of the free practice sessions and when it came to qualifying on Saturday afternoon he put in a superb performance. Overcoming a broken throttle cable in Q2, he successfully made it through to Superpole and with a lap of 1m25.383s, he claimed a stunning pole position for Sunday’s opening 20-lap race.
The 23-year old made the perfect start to grab the lead and by the end of lap three, he’d extended his advantage over Leon Haslam and Tommy Bridewell to just over a second. The gap remained constant for the next few laps as Luke controlled the race from the front but gradually the leading pack bunched up and by half race distance just 0.5s separated the leading trio.
A safety car period subsequently followed after team-mate Filip Backlund crashed at Clearways and it became a straight 10-lap race until the end. Luke slipped back to second on lap ten and two laps later this had become fourth with Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam both finding their way past. Try as he might Luke was unable to retake any of the riders in front of him but with Bridewell crashing out on the final lap, he was promoted back up the order to third and thus claim the final podium position.
Lining up in pole position once more the second race, Luke moved into third place on the first lap and this soon became second as he overhauled Haslam. As the race wore on, the close racing saw Luke shuffled back to fifth and another safety car period again worked against him. He ended up taking the chequered flag in seventh place but he’s now moved up to joint seventh overall in the title race, just three points adrift of the top six.
Prior to his first race crash, Backlund had already endured a challenging weekend and his fastest time during practice and qualifying came in the very first session on Friday morning. With a time of 1m27.533s in Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session, he lined up in 27th place for Sunday’s first race and although he’d moved to 22nd by lap seven, the crash ended his race early. It also meant his day ended early as he was forced to miss the second race due to the effects of the spill..
With three races on the schedule, it was a busy weekend for Dickies British Supersport Championship rider Andrew Reid and having arrived on the back of a double victory at the previous round at Thruxton, hopes were high of a repeat performance. However, Saturday’s two races proved to be extremely challenging as the Northern Irishman took seventh and eighth places.
Championship leader Tarran Mackenzie won both races which put greater emphasis on Sunday’s ‘Feature’ race and a much better start saw Andy slot into fifth place in the early stages. There was little to choose between the leading pack of nine riders and when the safety car came out on the seventh lap, everything closed up even more. However, when the race got back underway, Andy had to contend himself with sixth place at the chequered flag although with Mackenzie crashing out he’s still only 24 points adrift.
2016 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Brands Hatch, Kent. 5th August 2016. Luke Mossey, Cambridge, Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki
2016 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Brands Hatch, Kent. 5th August 2016.
Luke Mossey, Cambridge, Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki

Quattro Plant Kawasaki aiming high at Brands

Following a highly successful meeting at Thruxton two weeks ago, which saw Luke Mossey take third and fourth in the MCE British Superbike Championship races and Andrew Reid a brace of victories in the Dickies British Supersport Championship, Bournemouth-based Quattro Plant Kawasaki head to the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit this weekend, confident of adding to their haul of silverware.
Mossey’s haul of 29 points may have only moved him up one place in the Championship table to ninth but, crucially, it brought him an awful lot closer to sixth placed James Ellison. Indeed, with the gap now just 12 points, he’ll be looking to maintain his run of excellent form and catapult himself into one of the coveted top six Showdown positions.
Team-mate Filip Backlund again made progress last time out which resulted in him scoring his second Championship point of the season with 15th place in the opening race. However, the Swedish rider knows he’s capable of more and is determined to haul himself into contention for top ten finishes in each of the two 20-lap races.
Meanwhile, the third of the solo team members, Andrew Reid, reignited his challenge for the British Supersport Championship at Thruxton and having encountered a couple of tough rounds at Knockhill and Snetterton, he bounced back in the best possible style with two race wins at the Hampshire venue.
Sitting in joint second overall in the table, he’s now eager to continue his winning run but it’s mightily close with Tarran Mackenzie currently leading the way on 154pts closely followed by the Northern Irishman and James Westmoreland tied on 153. The weekend is especially crucial as there are three races on the schedule and 75 points up for grabs.
There are no races this weekend for the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship but last weekend saw Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood regain the lead in the title race after taking two wins at the Mallory Park ‘Festival of Bikes’ meeting. They now lead Ben Holland/Lee Watson with 238pts to 195.
2016 British Superbike Championship, BSB R06, Thruxton, Hampshire. 22nd July 2016. Luke Mossey, Cambridge, Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki
2016 British Superbike Championship, BSB R06, Thruxton, Hampshire. 22nd July 2016.
Luke Mossey, Cambridge, Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki

Inarrestabile Michele Pirro nel CIV ed altra vittoria per Accossato Racing

Un inarrestabile Michele Pirro si conferma ancora una volta dominatore assoluto nel Campionato Italiano Velocità, chiudendo un weekend perfetto al Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli con un’altra strepitosa vittoria.

Primo nelle libere del venerdì, pole position e record della pista in qualifica, doppietta di vittorie con i successi ottenuti sia in Gara 1 che in Gara 2: questo lo straordinario bottino raccolto dal pilota di San Giovanni Rotondo sulla pista romagnola.

Per la sesta volta consecutiva Pirro ottiene punteggio pieno, portando a 75 lunghezze il suo vantaggio sul secondo in classifica di campionato Matteo Baiocco (Ducati), con il quale oggi in una Gara 2, sospesa dalla bandiera rossa a 4 giri dal termine, ha dato vita ad un’emozionate “botta e risposta” per la conquista del primo posto.

A completare il podio insieme a Pirro e Baiocco (Ducati) il pilota Yamaha Riccardo Russo.

Prova fotocopia invece per il compagno di squadra Ivan Goi che, scattato dalla 16esima casella dello schieramento di partenza, porta nuovamente la Ducati Panigale R gommata Michelin del Barni Racing Team in nona posizione.

Il campionato tricolore si ferma ora per un mese, dando appuntamento agli appassionati ad Imola il 3 e 4 settembre per il settimo e ottavo round di stagione.

Michele Pirro inarrestabile nel CIV
Michele Pirro inarrestabile nel CIV