MOTORSPORT: Tom Cossar in British Masters

Rider takes on older brother

Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, 5:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, 6:10 pm
Tom Cossar in action

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.