Mason called up for Pr1mo BKR seat

Gary Mason will ride with Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki at Oulton Park this weekend, in place of the injured James Hillier.
Gary Mason will make a return to MCE British Superbike Championship racing at Oulton Park this weekend after being called up by Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki to deputise for the injured James Hillier.

Following his split with Quattro Plant Kawasaki four rounds into the season, Mason will re-join the series for the sixth round after Hillier suffered a broken heel and a fractured hand in an accident last time out at Knockhill.

Identifying it as an opportunity to prove himself to prospective employers, Mason is determined to show good form on the race-winning Kawasaki ZX-10R during the triple-header.

"I am peeking that I have the opportunity to be back on the BSB grid this weekend and on-board a Kawasaki,” he said. “It is a brilliant opportunity for me to get out a bike again and hopefully reward the team with some good results as Chris has shown what they are capable of.

“I will do my best in the three races and see what we can do, I just want to thank the team for giving me the chance and also hope James makes a speedy recovery."

Keen to receive some additional feedback from an experienced rider, Pr1mo Bournemouth team owner Pete Extance is delighted to be welcoming Mason on board.

"Gary is welcomed to Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki this weekend and joins the team with good Kawasaki pedigree. We are sure he will be eager to get his BSB campaign back on track and as a team we are also keen to get his feedback on the Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki.

“Both Chris Walker and Gary Mason are very capable of top place finishes and who knows what will happen at Oulton Park especially with it being a triple header."

Unusually, Chris Walker suffered similar injuries to Hillier in a separate accident at Knockhill, but has been passed fit to compete at Oulton Park this weekend, scene of his tremendous victory earlier in the year.

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