EMOTIONAL WIN FOR SERIES ROOKIE LAW IN SUPERSTOCK 1000 CLASS AT OULTON PARK
Class rookie Mason Law grabbed a memorable debut win in the National 1000cc Superstock class, during round three of the British championship at May Day Monday’s Bank Holiday meeting at Oulton Park.
The Stauff Connect Academy rider made the correct tyre choice in the re-started 9 lap race in damp conditions, aboard his ZX-10RR GR Motorsport prepared Kawasaki, showing great character and a cool head to take his first win in the class by almost six seconds.
“That race was all about using my head. My first start was good; I kept my place on track and started to push forward, which was the original plan. Then came the drizzle, which to be fair did start to settle on the track making it slick before the red flag.
We stuck the wet tyres in and I got a good leap off the line in the re-start and gained a few positions into turn one, then started to pick a few people off. The boys with the dry tyre choice started to come through. At that point I honestly thought, ‘fair enough good shout boys’ but I knew we were still on for a third place.
All I could do was pray for rain and it came. The problem was, the wets were really worn by that time and there wasn’t much grip out there, which a few guys found out. I passed the guys on dry tyres and found myself up to second.
I kept my pace, worked out where I had grip and where there wasn’t so much and started to catch the leader. When in front I had a 2.5-second gap showing on the pit board with three laps to go and honestly, I wanted to see that chequered flag pronto!
I crossed the line for the last lap and misread my board, thinking it was just half a second and not five seconds, so I pushed on; thankfully not too much to take one of the most emotional wins of my career. We, and I mean ‘we’ as a team at Stauff Connect Academy have worked extremely hard. So it’s pleasing to give my boys the gift of a win, and the sponsors, both personal and team related.”
Mason’s victory moves him up to seventh place in the championship standings