Double podium weekend for the Gearlink Kawasaki

Dickies British SupersportIt was a double podium weekend for the Gearlink Kawasaki team at round eight of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at Cadwell Park. Mason Law had a fantastic weekend taking two stunning second places. Andrew Irwin also looked very strong and was fourth in race one but was sadly unable to avoid an incident in race two and crashed out.Mason came to Cadwell Park with an extra bit of confidence after his recent form in the Supersport class. A former motocross rider Mason is very much at home on such a technical and physical circuit and was top of the time sheets in the opening practice session. A good qualifying session saw him set a time to put him in second place on the grid for the Sprint race on Sunday.He had a strong start and his lap times were incredibly consistent throughout the 12-lap race but he was just unable to catch Bradley Ray. He rode a fantastic race and took a brilliant second place, five seconds ahead of third placed man Luke Jones. For race two he started from second again.He got an amazing start in race two and took the lead for the opening laps ahead of Bradley Ray. Ray made his move on lap five for the lead and at one point it looked like Mason was reeling him back in but he was unable to match the pace of the on-form Ray this weekend. Mason took another incredible second place and is now lying in eighth in the Championship standings with eight races remaining.Andrew was also strong from the start of the weekend and he was consistently within the top six on the time sheets. He was looking strong on the Gearlink Kawasaki and managed to end up in sixth place on the grid for the first race. He was up to fourth at the end of lap one in the Sprint race and was soon locked in a battle with Luke Jones for the final podium position. He got up to third on lap eight but Jones got back past for third but Andrew took a very good fourth place.For race two he started from the front row alongside his team-mate, in third place. It has been several years since both the Gearlink Kawasaki machines started from the front row. He got a steady start in fourth and was settling into a good rhyme. On lap two Luke Jones got it all out of shape and crashed out, sadly the bike was on the track and Andrew could not do anything to avoid it, luckily avoiding any serious injury, both riders walked away.Mason Law - "It has been the best weekend of the year for me so far, we were competitive all weekend from the start. I think we managed to get the most out of the Gearlink Kawasaki. We had a couple of points on the track where we weren't as strong as Brad.Overall I am very happy with the weekend at Cadwell Park and we are now challenging at the front and the win is just around the corner. I'm looking forward to getting to Oulton. I want to thank all the team, the people who help me and all my personal sponsors."Andrew Irwin - "The weekend was really positive for us. I wasn't out of the top six all weekend apart from the second race when Luke (Jones) crashed in front of me and I had nowhere to go.I was happy with qualifying in sixth as I never seemed to be able to string the perfect lap time together. To get fourth in the race was great and a big confidence boost for me. I would have obviously loved to have got on the podium but we are certainly heading in the right direction.I had a good set-up going into race two and was feeling really happy, the Gearlink Kawasaki team made some change to the bike which made it feel much better and it was just a pity I couldn't avoid the crash.I would like to say a massive thank you to Mike, Norma and the rest of the team for all of their effort and hard work that they put in to make this possible."MCE British SuperbikeIn the MCE British Superbike series, the Gearlink Kawasaki rider, Italian Vittorio Iannuzzo, continued to make progress at Cadwell Park. The Italian had never ridden at the very demanding circuit before and he managed to improve his times in each session. He started race one from 27th and finished 26th. For race two he was placed in 29th place but was forced to pull in with an electrical problem.Vittorio Iannuzzo - "This is an extremely hard track to learn quickly and it is one of the most difficult tracks to understand. I managed to get my time to a 1.30 which for my first time here I am quite happy with. It was always going to be difficult for us coming here but I am looking forward to getting to Oulton Park, where I have been before."Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "It was a really positive weekend for the team. I was really pleased with the Supersport results; both Mason and Andrew were on the pace all weekend from the first practice session.They both had a strong qualifying session and it was great for Mason to continue to build on his form and carry on the podium run. I was very pleased for Andrew securing fourth place, he has turned a corner this weekend, showed his maturity and did what we asked. He rode a very solid race and we were very happy with fourth.Mason looked so strong this weekend and I know the win must be coming. He rode two fantastic races and got a big handful of points in the standings. Andrew was unfortunate in the second race to get caught up in the accident but he has made a big step forward and we hope he can continue like that for the rest of the season.It was always going to be very hard for Vittorio this weekend to come to Cadwell and try and learn the circuit. It is probably one of the most demanding circuits in the world and it is nearly impossible to learn everything in one weekend."