STRONG points finishes to the SEASON for both Team WD-40 and STAUFF Quick Connect academy
The 2018 British Superbike season came to a close at a very wet and cold Brands Hatch with both Mason Law, Team WD-40 Superbike and Claudio Corti, STAUFF Quick Connect Academy in strong points finishes, setting the stage quite nicely for the start of 2019.
Things did not go to plan for either in qualify with Mason crashing out of Q1 and Claudio getting caught with a red flag in the dying minutes of his qualifying session, leaving both riders well down the grid in 20th place for their respective races.
Mason had 3 races aboard his Kawasaki ZX10RR at the Kent track the first being in the Saturday Afternoon Sun. Mason made a tremendous start fighting his way up to 12th place before encountering front tyre problems which sadly forced him back out of the points as Leon Haslam took his first British Superbike Championship Title.
On Sunday as the huge crowds gathered track side to see the final races of the season the weather had taken a turn for the worse with strong winds and rain effecting everyone but not quite managing to dampen the atmosphere.
These conditions strangely do create opportunities for both the brave and cautious as its easy to get caught out but confidence creates results too.
Mason took these advantages in both races to fight back from his lowly grid position to fight in to the points for 12th and 13th in the two races. His Season had some fantastic highs in the two top tens of Thruxton but the lows of the Cadwell crash ruined the later half of his season so these points were important.
Mason Law:- ” Brands Hatch was a cold damp end to the year but it was still nice to get out around my local circuit. We worked on some areas that I needed to improve from the previous races there and did so.
Sunday’s cold and wet races were a case of staying on and not closing the year out in the hospital, the races seemed long in the conditions but I kept my concentration and It’s good to get these final points for myself and the team.
I would like to thank my crew for their hard work during this season I greatly appreciate it!
Claudio who is a known fast starter had serious work to do from 20th on the grid but made the most of the other rider’s cautious start and first few laps to fight into the top ten getting as high as 5th place.
All his hard work was thwarted by the weather conditions when in the dying couple of laps his vison was impaired as helmet visor steamed up. Not being able to see forced Claudio to back off and settle for points in 11th place.
Claudio Corti :- “I like Brands but its been a very long time since I was here with WSB. As always, the pace is fast in BSB and I made some problems in qualifying running of the track in the last moments. Thanks to the Superbike Team my guys gave me a good setting for this wet track and I was going good. I am sorry my Helmet caused a problem as I think something fantastic was possible today for Brent’s Birthday.
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