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Four Man MSS Colchester Squad Kawasaki Announced For Superbike And Superstock

By: | Published 17 January 2011, 20:35 | Views: 3,337 | tags: kawasaki, ninja zx-6r, ninja zx-10r, united kingdom, silverstone, motogp, bsb, stuart easton, gary mason, mss colchester kawasaki, wsb
MSS Colchester Kawasaki announces a four man squad to wave the flag for the awesome new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R with 2010 riders Gary Mason and Howie Mainwaring partnering Stuart Easton and Danny Buchan in the British Superbike and Superstock classes respectively.

Gary Mason
had a disappointing Superbike season with some bad luck and injuries plus never really feeling at home on the outgoing Ninja ZX-10R. For 2011 he joins established front runner Stuart Easton who has tested the new machine with the Paul Bird World Superbike squad and will be looking to bring back vital data as the MSS team starts it’s testing programme.

Gary stated,
“In my head it was always going to be a two year project but we didn’t know we were going to have such a poor year in terms of results, which may make people question the decision to carry on.

However when everything clicked I was running good laps, especially in practice but often lost so much time in final qualifying. What I lacked was consistency and that meant I never got on a roll. But it’s easy to make excuses, this is a massive year for me, I have a mega new bike, great squad and a top team mate so it’s down to me. I’m proud Nick is sticking by me and he knows I can do so much better. I can’t wait to get out on the new bike and start making it my own, bring it on!”

In the keenly contested Superstock 1000 class, last year’s MSS Colchester rider Howie Mainwaring returns to unfinished business in the series. Having made a stellar start with two second places in the first rounds, Howie also impressed many with a podium at the one-off Superstock round held at the Silverstone MotoGP. Having held second place through much of the series, Howie eventually finished fourth in this competitive and closely matched series.

“I’m so glad to have a second chance with the Colchester lads, they helped me have such a mega year and I should have finished higher up the final series board. So a great learning year but not with the new bike I’m looking to step it up and I also want that first win so much it hurts. I’ve been training and MX’ing loads so I’m well prepared and I just want to get out there.”

Howie will be backed up by the team’s 2010 Superstock 600 rider, 17-year-old Danny Buchan who will step up to the 1000cc category and also experience the awesome new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.

MSS Colchester Kawasaki Team Manager Nick Morgan
“To have four riders we’ve worked with before is so important to me and the technicians. Gary’s better than the results showed last year and he wants this second opportunity. Stuart needs no introduction and he’s already had miles under his belt on the new Ninja World Superbike which will be valuable to us. Howie really impressed us last year and with some more consistency I think he can be a challenger whilst it’s mega to be able to keep Danny in the Team Green family. He can only get better and there’s no pressure in his first year, we just want him to learn and develop. As everyone knows outright model power is so important in Superstock and that’s definitely something that the new Ninja has buckets of, so this could be our year!”

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newsgary mason aiming to fly high in 2011


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mush | 18 January 2011, 19:20
Poor Simon Andrews...

andrew&7 | 19 January 2011, 08:27
I bet he's off stateside to do drifting. My feelings are that he didn't have the fight this year that he had last, smashing his feet up at the WSB round prob had something to do with that!

Now watch him prove me wrong lol. And happy birthday for today Rich.

mush | 19 January 2011, 10:33
Ta Andrew! And yeah, I'd love him to prove you wrong, but I think he's become a bit disillusioned with the whole BSB circus and will enjoy some drifting/occasional AMA rounds.

We'll see if Mason can cope with being second-best to his team mate again this season, 'cause I think Easton will relish being back with Morgan and back on the Ninja... Really hope Howie and Danny can kick some ass too - hopefully Howie'll be a bit more consistent than last season.

timebandit | 19 July 2011, 17:34
danny buchan is an awesome rider. watched him fly round cartagena last september in pre season practice. and i mean FLY. bloody nice bloke as well. and his dad`s a top geezer too. good luck in the future guys i`ll be looking out for ya.
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