Testing weekend for Gearlink Kawasaki at Snetterton Supersport

It was another testing weekend for the Gearlink Kawasaki team at round five of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at the Snetterton 300 circuit. Mason Law gained a 10th and great fourth place respectively in the two races and his team-mate Luke Hedger was unlucky to crash out in race one and was 11th in race two.Luke Hedger started the opening practice sessions quite well and was looking set for a progressive weekend. However Luke was caught out in qualifying when the rain came down and he was only able to qualify in 13th place on the grid for the scheduled nine lap race. Luke was involved in a fairly big crash in the opening lap which caused the safety car to be deployed. Despite initial thought, luckily Luke was soon up on his feet and walked into the medical centre.Feeling very sore and second hand on Sunday Luke started from 19th place for the main race. He got a great start and was already in a points scoring position from the first lap. He dug deep and worked through the pain to cross the line in 11th position and is sitting in eighth place in the Championship standings.Mason made several changes on the bike over the weekend and he was also caught out with the shocking weather during qualifying. He suffered badly and had to start from 21st place for the opening Sprint race. After the safety car only five laps were completed under race conditions and Mason rode incredibly well to work his way through the pack to 10th place at the end of the nine laps.He moved himself up the grid to 12th for race two and got a great start. He was dicing with several riders on the opening laps and dropped back to 10th at one point. In the later stages of the race he really showed the form that he showed at the start of the season and was picking off the riders as he made several passes and finally made a strong manoeuvre on Luke Jones to move up to a brilliant fourth place.Mason Law - "I'm really happy that we managed to have a trouble free weekend here at Snetterton and we made some really positive progress in race two especially. I'm feeling better on the bike and can ride it how I want to now.Thank you to the Gearlink Kawasaki team for their extra support this weekend and I think the podium is just around the corner again. Thank you to all my sponsors and everyone that gave me that extra helping hand or advice this weekend it is much appreciated."Luke Hedger - "It was a really tough and frustrating weekend. I got caught out with the weather in qualifying and ended up in a poor grid position for race one. That in turn caused me to be involved in the mess at the start; unfortunately I got taken out on the opening lap which then forced another bad grid position for race two. I pushed hard in the second race but could only manage 11th. Thank you to my sponsors and the team and hopefully things can only get better."MCE British SuperbikeIn the MCE British Superbike series, the Gearlink Kawasaki rider, Italian Vittorio Iannuzzo, had a solid finish in race one in 21st position and was forced to retire with a mechanical problem in race two. The team made progress throughout the weekend and the likable Italian rider had to start from 31st place on the grid for the opening race.Vittorio Iannuzzo - "It is hard to say much today, just another very hard weekend. We have been unable to find the best setting for me on the bike. I am very sorry because of all the hard work put in by myself and the team and we struggle to make good progress. We made some in roads in race one but not enough to be competitive. We need to sit down again and see what we can do to move forwards."Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "It was another tough weekend for us at Snetterton. The Supersport practice sessions were going ok but both Luke and Mason got caught out with the torrential downpour in qualifying so both had to start in low positions for the opening race.Luke was taken out on lap one as it is always a bit messy lower down the grid on the opening few laps. Mason just chipped away from 21st and managed to bring our bike home in the points and improved his grid position for the race today.Mason rode an exceptional and very mature race today in the main race and it was good to see him get his confidence back and show the form that he showed at Silverstone before his nasty crash. We have made a lot of progress with him here and I hope this is a new start to his season.Luke was placed in another low position on the grid and he fought his way through and managed to get some Championship points.It was another frustrating weekend with the Superbike, we are just really struggling to find a set-up on the bike that Vittorio is happy with and what works well for him. We will keep plugging away and hope we can make some progress at the future rounds."2016 GEARLINK TEAM SPONSORSAKRAPOVIC - B & C EXPRESS - DAYTONA - DBR - E2E - FERIDAX - FORCEFIELD - GALFER - GB RACING - GEARLINK LTD - GOODRIDGE - HJC HELMETS - JOHNY WILLS PHOTOGRAPHY - K-TECH - MAXXIS - MOTOREX - MWR AIR FILTERS - NGK SPARK PLUGS - OXFORD PRODUCTS - PERFORMANCE PARTS - PERFORMANCE FRICTION BRAKES - PRO-BOLT - R & G RACING - RENTHAL -RICETTI - SAMCO SPORT - SCOTT LEATHERS - SHOEI HELMETS - SIGMA PERFORMANCE - SINNIS - SKIDMARX - SOLO SIGNS - SPORT & MEDIA - TSUBAKI - XPRESS COFFEE