Mason reveals WSB motor concerns

Gary Mason is on the hunt for sponsorship money before the next British Superbike round at Oulton Park after damaging his World Superbike specification motor at Brands Hatch. Cup competitor Mason put in one of the performances of the weekend around the Kent circuit with a run to sixth and ninth in the races, while he was a persistent threat at the front of the field throughout practice too.

However, his race results were done without the World Superbike specification motor he had acquired for his Quay Garage Honda after it expired during practice.

Having an effect on his qualifying performance, although Mason fought valiantly to decimate his Cup competitors and secure an overall top six finish, he is desperate to get the money together to repair the motor and potentially go even quicker.

"Practice went really well from day one and we knew we had the pace but then we had a real disaster when the World Superbike spec motor blew up,” he told the official BSB website. “That really gave me a sleepless night on Friday as we had to go back to last year's motor and that has 15 - 20 less bhp.

"I didn't qualify as well as I wanted to and I was a bit frustrated as I knew it could have been better but the three-stage knockout didn't work well for us this time, but practice makes perfect.

"A sixth and a ninth I was really happy with and to be battling with the front runners was really good for the whole team and I expect the same at Oulton Park. We just need some extra cash to get the WSB motor fixed so we can run that next time out.

"Between now and Oulton Park my crew chief Brad is busy working away on the bike and I am doing anything I can to earn some more money so I can go racing! We are hoping a few people might get behind us with sponsorship so we can get that WSB motor going again.”

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Gary Mason - Quay Garage Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Gary Mason - Quay Garage Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Hedgeholer - Unregistered

April 16, 2009 1:49 PM

Now if he and Crash net were smart they could set up a 'Sponsor Mason fund' 'cos........ There's a lot of people hereabouts that have indicated: (i) They feel he's a deserving rider not been given the recognition and support he deserves and (ii) Are very impressed with what the bloke achieved at Brands despite the limitations of his kit So, quick straw poll: If Crash Net (or Mr Mason esq himself) set up facility who'd chuck a quid or maybe even (gasp)two in? Click agree if you would, disagree if you wouldn't. Please do NOT click both to signify 50p :rolleyes:

flyinhi - Unregistered

April 22, 2009 4:40 PM

fair point made though my understanding of at least one of the rides mentioned was that Mason played second fiddle to "number 1 riders" in those teams. His bike on many occasions was the development machine and so kit and set up details were changing pretty much at every round. if someone can finish 6th overall on a 2007 machine then they definitely get my support. the difference where he is now is that he is the one and only rider. I will text my £1.50 to if only to have a shot at winning the bike and backing a seriously underated racer. good on ya Quay Garage Racing....

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