Home star Luke Mossey to replace Cavalieri at Donington Park

Wednesday, 23 June 2021 12:41 GMT

The Italian rider and OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini Racing have announced their split after just three rounds

OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini Racing and Samuele Cavalieri have announced the end of their working relationship from the Prosecco DOC UK Round onwards, after three rounds of the 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season.

The all-Italian pairing will no longer be present on the grid at Donington Park, with home rider and former WorldSBK point-scorer Luke Mossey set to take Cavalieri’s place for the three races at the four-kilometre track.

The 28-year-old has in fact previously raced with Lucio Pedercini’s outfit, having taken the place of Yonny Hernández in the 2018 UK Round. Summoned on short notice, Mossey managed to finish 17th and 14th, scoring points and putting on an admirable performance. The Cambridge-born rider – who will be racing in the British STK1000 series this year – also scored a point in the 2012 WorldSSP Donington round, as well as a wildcard win at Silverstone in the 2010 STK600 race.

Cavalieri and Team Pedercini part ways after just nine races together, with a best position of 17th, achieved in the Tissot Superpole Race of the Pirelli Made in Italy Emilia-Romagna Round.

Lucio Pedercini, Team Manager, said about the announcement: “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. 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”.

Mossey added: “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”.

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