PODIUM AND LAP RECORD FOR THE OUTLAW AT SNETTERTON
A Norfolk podium, the fastest lap of the race and a new class lap record for Mason Law, further proved the credentials of the National 1000cc Superstock Championship rookie, as he extended his unbroken points’ scoring record to 11 races earlier today at Snetterton.
The Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki rider started from the third row of the grid, having qualified in seventh place, but a great jump off the line saw him fighting for third place as early as turn one on the opening lap.
From there the 21-year-old mapped out his race strategy and was well in contention throughout, battling with class veterans Richard Cooper, Michael Rutter and eventual winner Danny Buchan.
The youngster delivered an almost immaculate performance, and despite having to give best to friend and fellow Essex resident Buchan for top step honours, Mason was delighted with his second place aboard the GR Motosport prepared ZX-10RR Kawasaki.
Mason said afterwards: “Along with my Stauff Connect Academy and GR Motosport team we have been working really hard on the all-new Kawasaki ZX-10RR. We are finally where I want to be with the bike, although to be fair they’ve been doing a great job all year for me.
We got a great start in the race and picked a few of the leading guys off and it was nice to finally race with Danny [Buchan] who has been a friend of mine since we were kids. I enjoyed the battle with him, it was the best fun I’ve had this year on track and to do it in a dry race makes it even more satisfying.
The fuel light was flashing on the last two laps which was a little disconcerting, but fair play to Danny, he came strong in the end and there’s no disgrace following a rider with his CV home.
It’s given me another very valuable 20 points in the championship chase; we’ve set the fastest lap of the race which is also a new class lap record, so I’m pretty chuffed with that. Thanks to everyone for their support, not least my team and my dad.”
Race Result [16 laps of Snetterton Circuit – 2.9689-mile]
Winner – Danny Buchan [Kawasaki]; 2nd – Mason Law [Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki] +3.693sec; 3rd – Michael Rutter [BMW] +1.729sec; 4th – Richard Cooper [Suzuki] +1.921sec; 5th – Chrissy Rouse [BMW] +1.861sec; 6th – Adam Jenkinson [BMW] +9.331sec
Fastest Lap [New Lap Record] – Mason Law: 1min 50.028sec/97.13mph
Championship Points [after round 6]
Danny Buchan 186 points
Richard Cooper 141
Michael Rutter 111.5
Chrissy Rouse 104
Mason Law 101
Luke Hedger 73