GR Motorsport’s Mason Law had to turn tree surgeon at the Brands Hatch MCE British Superbike round after launching his Kawasaki ZX-10R into the woods behind Hawthorn Bend at 140mph on Saturday.
The youngster had gone into the race from row two and it was all looking promising but he lost the front into the quickest corner at the Kent circuit, it skipped across the gravel, went over the head of photographer Barry Clay and lodged itself in a tree.
“I went into race one with a second row start and I felt confident as coming from a motocross background I’m quite a strong starter. Unfortunately at turn 5 at the end of the back straight I lost the front and had a 140mph crash. I found myself rolling through the gravel and and I was okay, but the bike took a hefty tumble into the trees,” said Law.
We retrieved the back late at night but thanks to the Brands Hatch staff who had to sort a hydraulic lifting machine to get the bike cut out. I’m extremely grateful to the team who in between times had started building me a completely new bike. We win together and we lose together and they are a very committed bunch as they proved.”
Law managed to get out for race two yesterday but brake problems meant he had no choice but to retire.
“The lever was coming back to my knuckles and it was getting hard to stop. I was starting to run in hot in a lot of places. I had about five moments that scared me, so I had to make the decision to retire. It was game over, but we can be proud of where we are at and I’m already looking forward to Thruxton, which is a circuit I very much like. It’s one that suits me, so I can’t wait to get out there on the Staff Connect Academy ZX-10RR. Thanks as always to my crew: Danny, Mark, Ash and of course Geoff and Brent and my dad for their continued support.”