MOUNTAIN PODIUM FOR THE OUTLAW AND GR MOTOSPORT
Benfleet’s Mason Law secured his third podium finish of the season today at Cadwell Park, leaving the 21-year-old class rookie, fifth in the National 1000cc Superstock Championship table after nine rounds aboard the Stauff Connect Academy ZX-10RR.
Unfortunately, the GR Motosport rider didn’t get to enjoy the podium celebrations, securing his third place later in proceedings, after one of the initial top three riders was disqualified, when their machine failed a technical inspection.
Speaking afterwards, Law said: “The start of the weekend was tough not having had any track time at Cadwell Park on 1000cc machinery before. It was certainly a different beast to ride than a 600 and took a while to get up to speed with settings, and feeling comfortable round the circuit, but I was enjoying it.
We worked through a plan on day one and used that experience for qualifying. My team manager Geoff Crust made a good call for qualifying and got me out early on new tyres and we put the Stauff Connect Academy ZX-10RR in P3 and on the front row.
We made good progress with the bike and got the holeshot in the race, then dropped back to second early on. I had set my sights on a race plan, which wasn’t to lead the race but get in among the mix for strong points.”
Concluding he added: “I dropped back to fourth and then the safety car came out. After that we started to catch the lead group momentarily, but I suffered a bit of fatigue if I’m honest this weekend, and maybe wasn’t quite in the zone and subsequently really struggled in the last half of the race. It’s the first time that has happened this season and I was maybe a little under-hydrated.
We crossed the line fourth, but since then a technical inspection has been carried out and basically, someone got disqualified for an illegal bike. It’s good to be back up there on the podium, even if we didn’t get to stand on it, and now we can look forward to Silverstone as a team. Thanks to everyone as always for their support, both in and out of the garage.”