Gary Mason

BEST YET FOR CADWELL MASTER MASON


Kawasaki mounted privateer Gary Mason notched up his best result of the season to date with a battling fourth place in the ninth round of the British Supersport Championship at Cadwell Park on Monday.

Mason, riding a Kawasaki ZX-6R for Nick Morgan Racing, mastered the tricky wet conditions on the twisty and undulating Lincolnshire circuit and was in line for a podium finish until he encountered a mystery misfire mid-race. After qualifying in fifth place, Mason, from Fradley in Staffordshire, made a storming start and slotted in behind eventual winner Kirk McCarthy and series leader Jim Moodie.

On the second lap he passed Moodie to move up to second spot but the Scot fought back and when the misfire struck he found himself unable to fight off a third place challenge from Howard Whitby.

“I am pleased to have finished fourth but just gutted that I didn’t win,” said 20-year-old Mason. “But for the slight problem I would definitely have been on the podium for the first time” and I feel I could have challenged for the front.” I had to ride out of my skin to stay in touch but it was worth it to score my best result of the series so far,” …

“I got a great start from the second row and made the right tyre choice in the drying conditions. It was all going to plan when the engine started to miss. We found out later that a fairing bracket had broken and the Ram Air duct had pulled out, causing the misfire. That apart, I now know that I can run with the leaders and I’m looking forward to the next round at Mallory Park on September 17.”

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