Lichfield Superbikes star up for road race challenge

Gary Mason

Gary Mason

Lichfield Superbikes star Gary Mason faces a steep learning curve as he heads out on the road.

The MSS Colchester Kawasaki rider joins team-mates Ryan Farquhar and Stephen Thompson at the North West 200 road race course.

The event will be his first road event and the Lichfield man is under no illusions. He said:

“I’ve got out here early and am really keen to soak up the atmosphere and as much knowledge as possible, this really is a legendary place. The bike is real similar to my normal British Superbike machine and I know we’ll have the speed out here for sure. Being a newcomer brings its own pressures but I want to just get in that slipstream and hang on!”

Mason will be able to try out the course at a practice session today.

Around 120,000 spectators are expected to take in the event in Northern Ireland on May 15.  For more information visit www.northwest200.org.

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