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Four From Four For Law And NMT No Limits Kawasaki At Donington Park

Four From Four For Law And NMT No Limits Kawasaki At Donington Park

Mason Law set the world alight this weekend at the Donington Park World Superbike round, topping every time sheet, taking the race victory and forging a new lap record. Team mate Jordan Weaving took a 12th place finish on Sunday after progressing in every session, with Nick Anderson finally taking to the track after a lengthy lay off.
 
The weekend got off to the best of starts for the NMT No Limits Kawasaki team, with the news that Nick Anderson had been declared fit to take part in the weekend. Making this his first race since breaking his back during winter testing.
 
And that joy followed through to the free practice session for all three riders, with Nick working hard to find his pace during the 25-minute session. STK600 Championship leader Mason Law flew out of the blocks in free practice topping the timesheets by almost one second over the second placeman, Joe Francis. Teammate Jordan Weaving equally started off well, ending the session in eighth position, with Tom Oliver in 10th.
 
Come qualifying on Saturday all three riders improved in time and improved further with the feeling on their bikes. Nick Anderson chipped away at his times and improved by almost two seconds in the second qualifying session, to line him up in 17th on the grid for Sunday’s race, only four tenths of a second off tenth position.
 
In the Superstock 600 qualifying Mason Law once again stuck his NMT No Limits Kawasaki on pole position, by half a second, also knocking his time down by a full second from the free practice session. Jordan Weaving would start from 18th on the grid after posting a 1:34.6, improving his time by nine tenths of a second. Tom Oliver would start from 15th on the grid after posting a 1:34.4.

As the lights went out on race day for the Superstock 1000 race Nick made a great start, and was running in the top 15, but then he nearly high sided coming out of druids corner, meaning he dropped back to 22nd. But he then set on picking off the riders ahead and as he took the flag he ended the race in 13th, a fantastic effort in his first race back.
 
After a long break between the National STK1000 race and the STK600 race, the lights finally went out and Mason Law got the holeshot, and then led the race from the front. He then started to pull away from second placeman, Ben Currie, in the process smashing the lap record. On lap seven a crash involving many riders caused a red flag, and stopped the race, giving Mason his fourth win from four starts.
 
South African teenager Weaving got a great start from 18th on the grid, and by turn one he was in tenth position. But he got held up after Joe Francis missed a gear and Jordan had to take evasive action, pushing him back to 21st after the first lap. But he then started to pick his way through the pack, and as the red flag came out he finished the race in 12th position.
 
The teams satellite rider, Tom Oliver, also got a great start also and ran within in the top ten all race long, until the seven lap where he crashed with another rider at the Foggy Esses, forcing the race to be stopped. 
 
A delighted Team Manager Barry Boughton commented after the weekend: “That has been a perfect weekend for us. We knew Mason would go well here, and his form has shown that this weekend. He’s been on top in every session, he didn’t have it all his own way in the race, but the class was there and we can ask no more from him.
 
“It was fabulous to get Jordan in the points, he’s been working so hard to change his style on the bike and his technique and the results are slowly coming, which can only bode well for the rest of the season.
 
“And the icing on the cake for us is having Nick back riding with us this weekend, to get him back on the bike was fantastic after his pre season accident, and we put no pressure on him at all. For him to make it into the points was fantastic. So know he’s set the bar high for the rest of the season.”
 
After the weekend a sore Nick Anderson said: “This weekend has gone ok, 13th position isn’t where anybody wants to finish but given the circumstances its good to score some points. It’s a starting point and its something I can build on to be stronger for the next round at Snetterton.
 
“This weekend was a risk because the NHS told me not to ride, because they said it wouldn’t be fully healed. But in myself I just feel a little bit stiff and sore but hopefully in a couple of weeks I’ll be back to full fitness.”
 
A jubilant Mason Law stated: “I’m happy with that, its not the way I wanted to win but we’ve had really good pace all weekend long. The race was good, I didn’t have a lap timer so I didn’t know how to gage myself on the pace.
 
“I got the hurry up from my crew and then I started to pull away and get a good gap after lap six, but then unfortunately I came round the next lap and saw the red flag. I hope the riders involved are all ok. We’ll take the 25 points and move onto the next round at Snetterton and I like that circuit so I can’t wait.”
 
Jordan Weaving concluded: “I got a good start and in the first corner I was about tenth until Joe Francis made a mistake, so I dodged him and went to the right which was the wrong thing to do.
 
“After the first lap I was down in 21st, I fought from there and I made it up into 14th until two riders went down causing a red flag, which pushed me into 12th, so I’m happy with the points but I felt I could of done better. It’s all up from here and we’ll move onto Snetterton happy.”
 
The next round of the British Superbike Championship will be held at the Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk on the weekend of the 19th/20th/21st of June.