Gary Mason is refusing to give up on a place in the championship showdown with just three races to go before the top six places are decided. This weekend's triple header is the last chance for Mason to reclaim the 20 point deficit to Ryuichi Kiyonari but the Lichfield man doesn't appear to be feeling the pressure.
“I've had a mega few weeks since Brands. I took a trip up to sunny Scotland to visit Stuart, who is doing really well, and while up in Hawick we went to visit our old team mate Steve Hislop's memorial museum. I had never been there before and it was great to pay my respects to an old friend!! Other than that it has been business as usual, doing my training at UTC every day, getting my fitness and mind ready for Cadwell. It’s a big round for me as we’ve still got a chance to get in the top six. I love the track and can’t wait for the Bank Holiday weekend to begin”
Teammate Alex Lowes had a miserable time at the previous round at Brands Hatch, failing to score a point, but the 20 year old is buoyed by a strong test performance at Mallory Park.
“I've been on holiday which gave me some time to reflect on the season so far then I came straight back to a test at Mallory, which was mega positive. I feel really good again and want to take that form to Cadwell, which is effectively my home race. It has got to be time for a change on luck and form.”
MSS Colchester Kawasaki team owner Nick Morgan knows that this weekend is crucial, and with injured rider Stuart Easton joining them for the meeting, Morgan hopes the team can put on a good show.
“We've been working hard on the dyno, in the workshop and on track to make the most of these last few races. We have a new motor spec that gives a much lower, fatter spread of power for getting bottom end punch which should help at Cadwell. Gary still has a chance for that top six Showdown and he knows there is 75points to aim for. Stuart is coming to visit us this weekend, which will be his first race since his crash and we want to put a good show on for him!”