Spirit Moto Corsa and Mason Law have successfully completed the opening day of running at Donington Park GP for round five of the British GP2 Cup.
Conditions were challenging throughout the day, in keeping with what is expected across the weekend. The morning session was dry, but windy and cold, while the rain came for Free Practice 2 which heavily reduced running.
Mason was fourth in GP2 and 15th overall in the opening session. His best time of a 1:35.221 was set on his 14th and penultimate lap of the session.
Light rain starting falling a few minutes before the start of FP2. This meant conditions were not conducive to going out on track in the early minutes, with the track neither wet nor dry.
Once the rain had properly dampened the track, Mason decided to go out on wets for the final third of the 25min session.
Despite only getting four flying laps in (fewer than the vast majority), Mason finished the session a very respectable third in class and 13th overall. His fastest time of 1:52.053 was set on a drying, but still rather wet track.
The championship is currently finely poised with four races left to run, making this weekend’s two races critical. Mason trials Jack Scott by just a single point at the top of the standings, while Tome Oliver, Charlie Nesbitt and Alastair Seeley all lie within striking distance.
Mason was top of the standings after the opening round of the season here on the national circuit. He will be hoping to repeat that this weekend.
Tomorrow’s Qualifying session is scheduled for 11:40am, with the Sprint Race at 4:45pm. However, this remains flexible due to the weather forecast.