Spirit Moto Corsa’s Mason Law made an encouraging start to his weekend at Silverstone, finishing the day second fastest in class after having gone quickest in a wet first practice.
Jamie Perrin demonstrated good pace in second practice but, unfortunately, high-sided at Brooklands right at the end of the session.
Free Practice One
There was a very dark sky overhead in the morning and the rain didn’t hold for long enough, with plenty falling in advance of FP1.
Conditions were sketchy and therefore many riders didn’t venture onto the circuit during the session. Luckily, however, it wasn’t impossible to ride.
Jamie completed five laps to check his wet weather setup before returning to the garage.
Meanwhile, Mason completed 21 laps and looked supremely confident out on track. He ended the session as the fastest man in GP2 and third overall.
Free Practice Two
The sun started to make an appearance right at the end of the first session and the track had dried out by the end of the morning.
However, a patch of light drizzle approximately 15 minutes before second practice was enough to damp the track slightly.
A few riders headed out onto track on wet tyres at the beginning of the session, but slicks were soon the tyre to be on and Mason went out slick-shod nine minutes into the session.
The track was quite quickly up to speed and Mason was able to put in a 56.442s. This lap was enough for him to sit at the top of the GP2 timesheet for much of the session, but he was ultimately demoted to second by Charlie Nesbitt late on.
Jamie was a little bit later going out onto track, but after just a few laps he was near the ultimate pace and third fastest courtesy of a 56.779s.
Unfortunately, just as the chequered flag was about to fall, Jamie high-sided off his bike at Brooklands and was flung high into the air.
It was a nasty crash and meant he required a trip to the medical centre. They found no broken bones or other injuries, but Jamie was very sore and this morning has gone to hospital for a CT scan.
The team wishes Jamie the best and is hoping for a positive outcome to the scan.
Today’s Qualifying takes place at 10:50, with the 18-lap Sprint Race at 17:00.