Benfleet lad Mason Law posted a strong third place during the Pirelli National Superstock 600 race at Snetterton in Norfolk on Sunday.

The result moves him into fifth pace in the championship standings after four rounds.

The Trik Moto Kawasaki rider held station in third spot throughout the 12-lap encounter, getting his championship challenge back on track after tough rounds at Oulton Park and Donington Park in May.

The 18-year-old said afterwards: “It was nice to be quick straight out of the box during practice and qualifying. I knew that we would have good race pace. Saturday didn’t quite go to plan, but we knew why, so the next morning in warm up I got my head down and sorted myself out.

“It proved beneficial in the race. Andrew Pitt also sat me down and came up with a plan of what I needed to do, which was to get clear of the main pack. I got a really good start and just tried to put in as hard an opening couple of laps as I could.

“After that I tried to be consistent. I lost the tow of the front two, but we needed the podium and it’s nice to get the campaign back on after two not so great rounds. I’m now looking forward to Knockhill as I really enjoy that track.”

Team Manager Pitt paid his young protégé a large slice of praise following the 18-year-old’s second podium of the season.

The former double World Supersport champion said: “That’s the sort of result Mason needed to get his season back on course. He looked very comfortable throughout the race and I believe, had he kept hold of the leading duo, he could have run their pace. In saying that he had no dramas and kept to the game plan, of breaking away from the trouble behind early on and setting his own pace and perfecting his own lines. It’s a confidence booster for him prior to Knockhill in a couple of weeks.”

The next round of the championship takes place at Knockhill in Scotland on June 27/28/29.