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Maiden Championship Joy for Mason Law and NMT No Limits Kawasaki

Maiden Championship Joy for Mason Law and NMT No Limits Kawasaki

There were scenes of jubilation and congratulations at Silverstone today as NMT No Limits Kawasaki rider Mason secured his and the teams maiden Pirelli National STK600 Championship. Second place in the hotly-contested race was enough for the Benfleet rider to seal the title with a round to spare after a season of domination.

For both Law and team mate Weaving it was a continuation of the strong showing of the previous two rounds as the more experienced Law headed each timed session across Friday and Saturday, securing Pole Position with a scintillating 2m 11.735s lap. Continuing his upwards swing of form Weaving secured the fourth fastest time also through each of the sessions on Friday and Saturday to return his best qualifying result of the season.

As the lights went out Law got the holeshot but ran wide through turn one allowing Currie, Weaving, Irwin and Ryan through. Weaving took up the chase to Currie and was reeling the Australian in before losing the front of his Kawasaki ZX-6R on the entry to Copse corner on lap eight. Law then took up the battle with Currie however with one eye on the title, second place and a ninth podium from eleven races was all that was required to see Mason Law become the 2015 Pirelli National STK600 Championship.

In some contrast it was a difficult weekend for STK1000 rider Nick Anderson as the Devon rider once again suffered cruel luck in his quest for a return to the top ten. After a strong opening Free Practice session, a heavy crash in qualifying 1 left the Devon rider with a swollen knee and a damaged Kawasaki ZX-10R. After working hard to rebuild the machine through the evening and again in the morning, the NMT No Limits Kawasaki crew got bike and rider away for Qualifying 2, however the bike developed a problem, curtailing any further progress up the leaderboard. Anderson took the start of the race only for the issue to reappear, causing the former STK600 podium man to retire from the action.

After the race a clearly delighted Barry Boughton said, "It's a great feeling! The whole team, everybody, has put so much effort in this year to get us off the ground. We've had some great results this year and to wrap up the championship we couldn't want for more.

We knew what we had to do this weekend and we wanted all three riders to have a fair run. Qualifying for the 600's went almost perfect, Mason was on top form and Jordan almost got his first front row start but for a small technical problem so we really couldn't ask for any more. We've struggled with the 1000 all year long and this weekend was no different. Nick had an off in qualifying one and that resulted in a complete rebuild. Further issues complicated matters after the rebuild and we were on the back foot from there, unfortunately. We got him out in time for the race and after a great start the misfire returned and he had to call it a day early, it's a shame for Nick and sums up his season as far a luck goes.

Mason rode his normal measured race, he didn't get involved in the scrap at the start of the race and rode his pace. He's only had one DNF all season and he did what he had to do, and testament to his outlook, he's a racer and he wants to win. Jordan made a great start despite having a issue with front-end patter that presented itself on the sighting lap, he still put a great race together before the off and the team have since apologised to him. Next year will be Jordan's year and we're hoping to get things sorted out for him as that's where we're looking. Let's roll on to Brands Hatch, we are STK600 champions and we can all be proud of that and hopefully we'll have some exciting news with regards to 2016 to announce there, too."

2015 Pirelli National STK600 Champion, Mason Law said, "It's been a fun season, it's been great for myself and the Russo Racing NMT No Limits Kawasaki team. I've felt no pressure all season, we started strong and continued that throughout the year. The race was no different to ones gone before, the main priority is always to bring her home and that's what we did again today. We had good pace throughout the weekend, which was a surprise as I wasn't here last year, and I wasn't sure how we'd go. I love the track, Silverstone is a brilliant circuit and in any other situation where a championship wasn't up for grabs we certainly had the pace to win that.

I got a great jump off the line but going in to turn one I shifted an extra gear, so as I went back two gears I was already a gear higher than I wanted and came out of the turn in fourth gear but with all the bikes around me I couldn't hear the engine, so it wasn't until I looked down at my dash that I saw the issue and by that time I'd lost drive. After that we knew we had the pace so it was a case of wait until the fuel load came down a little and I began to claw back time on the boys in front and picked my places to pass, no wanting to risk anything.

Fair play to my team mate Jordan, he rode a really, really strong race with great pace and it was unfortunate that he went down. It was a fun race, I definitely had a conflict in my head whether or not I should go for the win. The opportunity didn't arise to make the pass where I wanted but was happy to take a podium finish to show the world what we've achieved.

Thank you so much to everyone that has helped put me in this position today."