The sun baked hillside circuit of Knockhill in Scotland saw the continued points building performances by all Team WD-40 / STAUFF Quick Connect Academy riders.
Team WD-40 BSB rookie Mason Law really enjoyed his Superbike weekend. Riding his Kawasaki ZX10RR Law continues to make improvements throughout the weekend with strong showing in all the practice sessions and again pushing through to personal best in Qualifying 2.
Starting 17th on the grid and making great progress in both races he put it to good use strong lap times toward the end of each race to secure more valuable BSB points for 15thand 14thplaces in front of a packed and appreciative Scottish audience including the enthusiastic delegation from STAUFF Aberdeen.
Speaking of his weekend, Mason said: “It was another good weekend on my WD-40 Superbike at Knockhill. We once again made it through to Q2 and gained two points’ scoring finishes.”
Discussing the team and personal development he has made on the ZX-10RR Kawasaki throughout the opening five rounds of the 2018 series, he added: “Every time I throw my leg over the bike I’m learning something new, whether that’s about myself, or about the bike and set-up.
“I’m happy with the foundations we have built now, and I know it won’t be long until we can gain the fruits of all the hard work that’s being bundled in to this project.”
Praising the GR Motosport squad, he was keen to say: “Thanks again to my team, and my crew who were faultless all weekend. A big mention to my personal partners and of course all of the great motorcycling fans that flocked to the circuit to support us all. I’m extremely grateful.”
Looking ahead to the next round he concluded: “It’s Brands Hatch next, and the GP circuit too. That I’m really looking forward to.”
Liam Delves had potentially one of his strongest weekend to date aboard the STAUFF Quick Connect Academy DR Moto with 2 top ten finishes.
Liam’s weekend was looking really good throughout practice and in qualifying where he sadly slipped of the little DR Moto in turn 2 while lying 3rd which dropped him back to 8th on the grid in this highly competitive category.
Liam was to take more strong HEL Performance Motostar points in both races for his 9th and 7th places, but the second race was and exciting event seeing a break away group of 3 leaving Liam leading the 2nd group in a battle for 4th. Liam had done all he could to be out foxed in the last turn to crass the line in 7th just losing out by fractions of a second.
“I had a good weekend spoiled by the little off in qualifying” said Delves, He continued: – “ I had an enjoyable second race and thought I had done enough for 4th but misread my pit board and got pushed out on the last corner. &th is ok but I really wanted that 4th place ‘Next Time!!
Alastair Seeley STAUFF Quick Connect Academy Superstock 1000 made hard work of his 2 races.
Qualifying 11th and running off track in the first race at turn one really put him down the field, He managed to fight back to 11th at the flag. In the second race again making hard work for himself starting 13th on the grid things started to come together for Alastair pushing through to 6th and chasing the leading group only to have the 24 lap race stopped on lap 16 due to an incident and the result declared. The result moved us up one place to 5th in the championship.
Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport: – “A very strong weekend for all 3 riders in the heat of Knockhill. Even though we are looking good in all 3 categories with continued hard work from everyone there are still some more improvements from both Men and Machine to come. We are moving forward in results and championship standings in all three classes so let’s keep pushing race to race.
Its back to Brands Hatch for the fans favorite GP track which has been both good and cruel to us in the past lets see what it produces for us this time