Gary Mason, Nick Morgan and Simon Andrews
Gary Mason, Nick Morgan and Simon Andrews

Lichfield motorcycle racer Gary Mason’s hopes for the World Superbike Championship have been boosted after his new team showed off a new electronics package.

MSS Colchester Kawasaki have confirmed the addition of the latest Magneti Marelli electronics package.

Team owner Nick Morgan visited the Kawasaki World Superbike outfit of Paul Bird Motorsport to collect the valuable electronics systems, which the squad believes will help them bridge the gap to the best funded, factory-backed

The system has been extensively developed by PBM’s engineers Phil Borley and Stuart Bland, which gives the MSS Colchester a development short-cut with the new equipment.

The Magneti Marelli ‘Marvel’ system handles all on-board electronics to tackle both data collection and system
management, with a myriad of datalogging and fine tuning options available.

Electronics have become a big factor in modern racebike development and it has become apparent that big horsepower is not always enough if it cannot be controlled adequately, especially on tight, technical circuits such as some of those seen in the British Superbike Championship.

The MSS Colchester squad now intend to utilise their new tools as well as special swingarms and chassis upgrades with extensive dyno and track development over the winter.

The official Kawasaki UK British Superbike entry recently announced their 2010 rider line-up of Simon Andrews and Lichfield’s Mason.

MSS Colchester Kawasaki teamowner, Nick Morgan said:

“From a technical point of view we’re so excited to be using the latest spec World Superbike electronics and as motivation we know we now have the best kit available, so there’s no excuses! I can’t thank Birdy and his team enough for giving us such amazing hardware, especially as they have put in huge development time over the course of the year.

“The kit is straight off Broc Parkes machine which he used so effectively at Brands Hatch, so we know it works well there
and that’s where we race!”


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