MASON Law grabbed a memorable debut win in the National 1000cc Superstock class during round three of the British championship at Oulton Park.
The Benfleet racer, 21, made the correct tyre choice in the re-started nine lap race in damp conditions.
The Stauff Connect Academy rider, aboard his ZX-10RR GR Motorsport prepared Kawasaki, showing great character and a cool head to take his first win in the class by almost six seconds.
And he said he was it was ‘one of the most emotional results’ of his career.
“That race was all about using my head,” he said. “My first start was good. I kept my place on track and started to push forward, which was the original plan.
“Then came the drizzle which, to be fair, did start to settle on the track making it slick before the red flag.
“We stuck the wet tyres in and I got a good leap off the line in the re-start and gained a few positions into turn one, then started to pick a few people off.
“The boys with the dry tyre choice started to come through. At that point I honestly thought, ‘fair enough, good shout boys’ but I knew we were still on for a third place.
“All I could do was pray for rain and it came.”
However, Law’s wet tyres had become worn by the time the rain arrived, with little grip left to use to his advantage.
But, after passing the guys on dry tyres, Law found himself up in second and he said he fancied his chances, although misjudged how much time he had over the chasers.
“I kept my pace, worked out where I had grip and where there wasn’t so much and started to catch the leader.
“When in front I had a 2.5-second gap showing on the pit board with three laps to go and honestly, I wanted to see that chequered flag.
“I crossed the line for the last lap and misread my board, thinking it was just half a second and not five seconds, so I pushed on but not too much to take one of the most emotional wins of my career.
“The team at Stauff Connect Academy have worked extremely hard. So it’s pleasing to give my boys the gift of a win, and the sponsors, both personal and team related.”
Law moves up to seventh in the championship, with the next round at Knockhill in Scotland on June 16,17 and 18.