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BSB: Best ever results for Law at Thruxton

Published: 06 August 2018

Mason Law enjoyed his best ever Bennetts British Superbike finishes with top top ten results at Thruxton this weekend.

The rookie enjoyed a strong seventh round with the Team WD-40 Kawasaki squad as he got the better of a number of high-profile names to secure an impressive eighth place finish in the opening race at the Hampshire circuit.

He’d go on to show it was no fluke, backing his ride up with another solid top ten in the second outing as he continues to find his way in the Superbike class.  

“That was a very good round for myself and the team, and all in all I’m happy with the progress we made throughout the weekend,” he said. “Thruxton is a really abrasive circuit tyres, so that’s what we worked to conquer from the off and I had a good feeling from the opening free practice session.

“Qualifying is something we really need to work on, but I didn’t let it get my head down, and I got a good start in race one. I gained positions off the line and kept making progress and finished eighth.”

“We made a change from race one for race two and having started the second outing in tenth place, I got a very good launch off the line. I had a really hard fight in a group that included some established riders like Laverty and Bridewell and I really enjoyed it. To also to have the lead group visible in front of us was a great feeling.

“It was again all about nursing the tyre to the finish and in the closing stages I had a big moment and tucked the front through turn three: the handlebars completely locked out. I thought, ‘here we go, we are going to exit stage left!’ but thankfully it gripped and I was careful enough afterwards, to know that I’d used the best of the front tyre. I had nothing left grip wise on the rear also at that stage, to really push in the closing stages. But to finish tenth, I was really, really happy with that.

“The team did a great job all weekend and we worked through a process that allowed us to grind away and post these strong results, so full credit to Team WD-40. It was great to have our partners 1st Waste Management along this weekend, to enjoy the results with and we can really look forward to Cadwell Park now.” 

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