Gearlink Kawasaki News

22 July 2016

Points gained at Snetterton

It was a challenging weekend at round five of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at the Snetterton 300 circuit. Mason Law gained a 10th place in race one and a great fourth place in race two. Luke Hedger was unlucky to crash out in rqce one and was 11th in race two.

Mason made several changes to the bike over the weekend but was caught out in difficult weather conditions during qualifying and had to start from 21st place in race one. After the safety car only five laps were completed and he rode really well to cross the line in 10th place at the end of the nine lap race.

For the second race he had moved himself up the grid to start from 12th place and began to show the form he showed at the start of the season to finish in a fantastic fourth place.

It was a difficult weekend for Luke only being able to qualify in 13th place. On the first lap in race one he was involved in a fairly big crash forcing the safety car to be deployed. Initially it was thought that he may have sustained a serious injury but fortunately he was soon able to walk into the medical centre. Feeling very sore he started race two in 19th place managing to cross the finishing line in 11th place. 

In the MCE British Superbike Championship Vittorio Iannuzzo had a solid finish in 21st place for race one but was forced to retire in race two with a mechanical problem.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "It was a tough weekend for us with Mason and Luke getting caught out with a torrential downpour during qualifying with both having to start from low positions in race one.

Luke was taken out on lap one as it is always a bit messy lower down the grid during the opening few laps. Mason chipped away and managed to score some points and improve his position on the grid for race two.

Luke was placed in another low position on the grid for race two and managed to get some Championship points.

Mason rode an exceptional and mature race in race two and it was good to see him get his confidence back and show the form he showed at Silverstone before his nasty crash. We have made a lot of progress with him here and i hope this is a new start to his season.

It was a frustrating weekend with the Superbike in trying to find a suitable set-up on the bike that Vittorio is happy with. We will keep plugging away and look forward to making progress in futuer rounds"

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posted by The Team at 20:56 by E2E Solutions