MOTORSPORT: Tom Cossar in British Masters

Tom Cossar in action
Tom Cossar in action

Rider takes on older brother

Sidecar racing

1,000cc Grasstrack

Rugby’s Tom Cossar has made it through to his first ever British Masters as a rider, taking his place in grasstrack’s prestige event on Sunday, August 14 in Wiltshire.

Back in 2009, Tom was there as a 17-year-old passenger to his elder brother Mark, becoming (and still) the youngest ever winner in the Masters’ 65-year history.

With his 1,000cc Suzuki GSXR (K4 model) currently being stripped down to its chassis and built up again due to a crash, Tom knows he’s up against it, and to make matters even worse, he has lost the services through injury of his regular passenger Wayne Rickards.

“With a brand new passenger (Michael Chittenden) I know it’s going to be tough against all the top boys in the Masters,” said Tom.

“I’ve not ridden at the track before, and on a patched up bike, pretty much everything is against me, but I’m very happy to be there in my own right for the first time as a rider.”

Those ‘top boys’ in a star-studded Masters line-up also include one Mark Cossar, four-time winner of the sport’s most sought-after title.