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Mixed Fortunes For NMT No Limits Kawasaki at Snetterton

Mixed Fortunes For NMT No Limits Kawasaki at Snetterton

Round five of the Pirelli National STK600 and STK1000 championships provided NMT No Limits Kawasaki with a weekend of mixed fortunes as their riders took to the Norfolk circuit in search of positive results for both Nick Anderson and Jordan Weaving and the continuation of an impressive winning run for Mason Law.

Friday's opening Free Practice session for the STK600 riders saw championship leader Mason Law continue where he left off last time out by heading the time sheets as team-mate Weaving posted a season-best sixth fastest time. Devon's Nick Anderson was in determined mood as he looked to build on his strong finish at Donington Park, securing a creditable seventh place in STK1000 Free Practice.

It was a tough Q1 for Anderson as he crashed, thankfully uninjured, at the fast turn one whilst holding a strong eighth place and showing real promise at what was only his second weekend on the Kawasaki ZX-10R. For the STK600s it was slightly different story to the morning session as Law had to settle for the second fastest time, whilst behind him Weaving continued his positive start to the weekend remaining seventh.

Saturday's sole STK600 session was set alight by Mason Law as the Benfleet youngster posted the fastest ever lap of Snetterton by a Superstock 600 machine with a stunning time of 1m 52.429s, a full 0.5s faster than his closest rival. Reigning Motostar Moto3 champion Jordan Weaving rode his way to his maiden top ten start in the class as he snatched eighth place on the grid, good enough for a third row start. After having his bike rebuilt, it was a tough session for Anderson in STK1000 as he was unable to match his pace of Friday, slipping to a twelfth place start for Sunday's race.

Race day again brought mixed fortunes for the NMT No Limits team. After a great fight back in STK1000, Nick brought home a hard-fought thirteenth place finish but crucially showing the pace to fight well in to the top ten, to the delight of the team. For Mason Law it was an uncharacteristic mistake that saw him slip out of the STK600 race at turn three on the third lap, leaving class rookie Weaving to fly the NMT No Limits flag as he secured a season-best fifth place finish.An impressive race weekend for Jordan Weaving, with season best finish of 5th position

Team Manager Barry Boughton said, "If racing was easy, everyone would be doing it. We've had our fair share of ups and downs this weekend but we've seen our riders show their worth so far. Nick was unlucky in qualifying after posting a good, competitive time at only his second race weekend on the ZX-10R. Unfortunately, the bike had to be rebuilt after the off but really I'm proud of the team in the way they all pulled together to get the Kawasaki back into race condition.

He continued, "Mason showed the rest of the field exactly what he could do during qualifying on the 600 and the new lap record was well deserved both for him and the team, sadly the race result wasn't what we all hoped for but there's no doubt he'll bounce back at Knockhill and with Jordan it was good to see him make the progress we all knew he was capable of, he's now really feeling at home on his ZX-6R. Bring on Knockhill"

Nick Anderson "It's been good to score some points, but it could have been better. My lap times in the race were good enough for sixth so it's a little demoralising to finish thirteenth but after the big crash I had on Friday, I was lucky to be out there at all. I'm massively grateful to the team for pulling together and building a new bike to get me back out there."

Mason Law "It was a strong weekend overall, we set a new lap record that was 1.2 seconds faster than the previous record but when it came to the race it wasn't our day. It was quite windy and I was also a little unsettled for the first couple of laps despite getting the holeshot. I tried to slow the pace a bit in the first sector but ran a little bit deep in to turn three, I tried to pull it back lost the front and slid out. I made a mistake, it won't happen again. I apologise to the boys and I'll make it up to them at Knockhill next time out."

Jordan Weaving "In this class you definitely have to qualify well, and this weekend we did just that to give ourselves the best chance of a top ten finish. I made a really good start and managed to get away with the front runners and as the race progressed I got in to a good battle with Andrew Irwin. I kept lining him up for a pass but he was quite strong everywhere. I tried to out-drag him to the line but it wasn't to be. I'm really happy with fifth place, my Kawasaki ZX-6R was faultless as always and thanks to the team for putting such a strong bike underneath me."