Mason Law and the Spirit Moto Corsa squad maintained their lead in GP2 British Championship Cup, following the second set of races for the 2020 season at Snetterton in Norfolk at the weekend. The pick of the results, a GP2 feature race win for the 24-year-old at the former WW2 airfield.
The Benfleet rider’s GP2 feature race victory on Sunday came after a torrid time for both he and the Spirit Moto Corsa team on Saturday in the Sprint race. Very much a work in progress with the all-new Spirit Motorcycles SP2 machine, both Law and the team worked through a number of mechanical gremlins, before during and after Saturday’s race [with the team working late into the night], to improve the package into a race winning combination for Sunday.
His team-mate Joey Thompson posted a weekend best fourth placed finish in Saturday’s Sprint race, before crashing out of the feature race encounter on Sunday aboard the Spirit Moto Corsa GP2 machine. He holds seventh in the championship standings after two rounds.
On Saturday the only thing that didn’t happen was a crash, but as I’ve said before, this is a brand new project with a prototype machine, so for the boys to work into the early hours on Sunday morning to turn the Spirit Moto Corsa GP2 into a race winning package, is testament to their desire and technical know-how. We’ve a bit to go in the development of the package granted, but Sunday’s result proved we’re now fine tuning and with the championship lead maintained – albeit with a bit of good fortune thrown into the mix – we can go to Silverstone in the knowledge that we’re not that far away. A big thanks personally to the whole team for a massive effort this weekend.”
Rod McDonagh – Team Principal:
“Snetterton was another tough venue with strong winds adding to the difficulty of getting good suspension settings for the two races. Problems with both bikes on Saturday left us struggling for speed. A huge team effort, with an overnight engine and further geometry changes, ensured we were in a stronger position for Sunday.
Both Mason and Joey performed brilliantly in the feature race and Spirit secured its first win with Mason. Unfortunately, on the last lap whilst diving with Seeley, Joey was unseated and did not finish. Joey will possibly miss Silverstone but we hope to have him back soon. A fantastic effort by the whole team that leaves us in a strong leading position for round three.”
Leader: Mason Law [Spirit Moto Corsa] 73 points; 2nd – Jack Scott [Harris] 66pts; 3rd – Jorel Boerboom [Honda] 53pts; 4th – Dan Jones [FTR] 46pts; 5th – Charlie Nesbitt [ABM] 45pts; 6th – Tom Oliver [Chassis Factory] 44pts; 7th – Joey Thompson [Spirit Moto Corsa] 34pts