Mason Law’s return to racing at Brands Hatch with the Quattro ABM GP2 Racing team was an instant success last weekend, where he took a GP2 class victory in Saturday’s Sprint Race for Tony Scott’s outfit.
The affable Benfleet ace was delighted with his opening weekend with the team, and is now looking forward to stage two of the development process with them at Knockhill, in just under a fortnight’s time.
“It was a good solid weekend and nice to get back into race mode, especially in such a positive and friendly team environment,” said the former Superstock 600 champion.
“There are plenty of people who are very committed to this project and do their job to a high standard. That made my life a little bit easier at Brands Hatch for sure.”
With only one short test under his belt and having been out of racing action for nigh on eight months, to qualifying the Triumph-powered GP2 machine on the fourth row was a solid enough start. But what was to come in Saturday’s British Supersport & GP2 Sprint race was a dream come true for all involved.
The 23-year-old said: “Saturday’s Sprint race was a great way to reward the boys with a win. All the stars aligned for us in that race, especially with it being my first race back; the team’s first race with me and of course the team’s first win with this new project.”
Recounting the action, the former British Supersport and Stock 100 winner said: “The drizzle came in and it worked to our advantage, as we struggled a lot with power at Brands. The top end of the bike is quite quick, which is a positive for a stock engine, but I really, really struggled getting out of the corners and something I discussed with the team from the word go.”
Dedication is a key ingredient with the T3 guys, who run the project, led by team guru Tony Scott, so the bike was immediately dispensed to the team workshop on Saturday night to see if they could identify the problem.
“They had a long night trying to find out where the problem lay, and we believe that the map in the bike was corrupted. However, Sunday was a slight improvement, although we have some bits and pieces to work on going forward,” said the experienced 23-year-old, who last season rode in the British Superbike class.
He added: “It was a shame to have retired from Sunday’s feature race with a technical problem, especially after the win on Saturday, but we will keep working away.
“My first experience of the Quattro ABM Racing team is nothing but positive. I have the utmost confidence in the boys as they are a very efficient unit. Everything I have mentioned so far has been addressed or is being looked at, so you can’t ask for more than that.”
The class victory is inspiration enough for Mason and the team to now look ahead with optimism, as they make the journey North to Scotland in a week’s time, where Mason will be looking for more brand exposure for the team, and the problem of hopefully having to force another podium cork out of a cheap bottle of bubbly.
Smiling he said: “Yeah it was great to get my face back out there and nothing beats spraying a bit of bubbly. Now I’ve had time to reflect, I give full credit to the team. We got through tons of work, trying out numerous settings, and with the chassis set-up we found a really good sweet spot. It gave me good balance, which we didn’t have initially when I first rode the bike.
“We made a lot of changes and kept the suspension technician and the data guy very busy, looking at all of the different set-up options that we could run with the Quattro Team ABM GP2 machine. So yeah, I am looking forward to Knockhill, which is the home race of T3 team partner David Willis, so that’s a little bit more motivation.”