Benfleet biker Mason Law targets improvement after fifth at Oulton Park

Mason Law - Eric O'Brien

Mason Law - Eric O'Brien

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MASON Law missed out on the podium he was looking for at Oulton Park but was still satisfied with fifth place.

The Benfleet rider had already ruled out the Superstock 600cc championship heading to Cheshire but was targeting a top-three finish.

He qualified ninth but made a good start and moved up four places to finish fifth and move up two places to sixth in the championship standings.

“I started from ninth but knew I could do something from there,” said Trik Moto Kawasaki rider Law.

“I got a good jump from the line to go by the rider on the row in front of me.

“It ended up quite a peaceful race and I just kept my head down and kept knuckling away.”

Law missed out on Friday’s free practice as he was hit by electrical problems again but he overcame them to record a combined qualification time 1.504 seconds behind polesitter Andy Reid.

The race was brought forward from Sunday to Saturday due to weather concerns as Hurricane Bertha blew in from the Atlantic.

That meant the racers enjoyed dry, sunny conditions for the 12-lap race.

Law finished 12.582 seconds behind race-winner and championship leader Kyle Ryde, with Reid retiring on lap seven after setting the fastest lap of the race.

“It’s good to prove that you can miss free practice and still get a fifth but it also teaches you every minute on the track is valuable,” added Law, who scored 11 points at Oulton.

“In parc ferme after the race we realised we had the gearing too short for Oulton and we would have discovered that earlier had we got out for free practice.”

Championship standings: 1 Kyle Reid 145pts, 2 Andy Reid 119pts, 6 Mason Law 58pts.

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