Gearlink Kawasaki News
15 May 2016
It was a mixed weekend in difficult conditions for the team at round two of the Dickies British Supersporrt Championship at Oulton Park. Luke Hedger secured a solid fifth place in race one and then followed it up with a fantastic second place in race two. Mason Law had a difficult weekend finishing in eighth place in race one but was forced to retire with a technical problem in race two.
Luke worked hard throughout the practice sessions to find a suitable base setting but all fell into place managing to achieve a creditable fourth place on the grid for race one. He did not get the best of starts dropping back to seventh place on lap one but soon started working his way through the pack to fifth place when the race was red flagged. Starting from fifth place in the re-start he soon worked his way up to second place when the race was red flagged again because of rain gaining a brilliant second place podium for the team.
Mason struggled all weekend to find a suitable set-up, qualifying in 13th place for race one but managed to bring the bike home in eighth place. In the morning warm up the following day he had a big crash at Shell Corner and was taken to the medical centre for assessment, he was declared ok and fit to ride. He started from 12th position on the grid for race two and moved up to ninth place before having to pull out with a technical problem.
In the MCE British Superbike Championship it was the first time that Vittorio Iannuzzo had raced at Oulton Park and with the mixed weather coditions was a challenging weekend for him. He sustained a crash in race one but managed a strong 18th position in race two.
Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - It was a tough weekend for the team and were really pleased that Luke was able to salvage something and secure us a podium in his second race. It was good for him to get two good results as he had a difficult time at Silverstone..
It was a hard weekend with the weather conditions and with Vittorio and Mason both suffering crashes, it is something we never want to see.
It was unfortunate for Mason with his crash and technical problem, we hope to have everything fixed and sorted out for Brands Hatch.
Vittorio once again worked really hard with the Superbike and made a lot of progress on a track that he has never raced at before. He never gives up and it is a real credit to him, we hope that we can improve and continue with him for the remainder of the season."