Gary Mason (motorcycle racer)

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Gary Mason
Gary Mason - BSB Snetterton 2009.jpg
Gary Mason riding the Quay Garage Honda during the 2009 British Superbikes championship at Snetterton
Nationality English
Born (1979-05-04) 4 May 1979 (age 35)
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Current team Tsingtao WK Kawasaki
Bike number 101

Gary Mason is a British motorcycle road racer, born 4 May 1979 in Tamworth, Staffordshire. He is a former British Superbike Championship priveteers cup champion, Mason has previously raced in the British Supersport Championship and the AMA supersport and superstock classes. He currently races a Kawasaki ZX-10R in the British Superbike Championship for Tsingtao WK Kawasaki.

Career[edit]

Starting out[edit]

Mason began racing in the 250 Aprilia challenge before moving up to the British Supersport class in 2000.[1]

British Supersport Championship 2000-01[edit]

Mason competed in the Supersport class 2000 and 2001, earning his first podium finish (2nd) at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in the penultimate round of the 2000 season, overall Mason finished 8th in the Championship, 2001 saw Mason continue in the Supersport class, he finished the season in 7th after a consistent season.

British Superbike Championship 2002-06[edit]

Between 2002 and 2006 Mason competed in the British Superbike Championship, Mason struggled in his first season in the championship, retiring 12 times finishing 14th in the Championship. In 2003, Mason's form improved on the previous season finishing 8th in the championship having his career high 4th place finish on 3 separate occasions. Mason then finish 11th, 8th and 17th in the next three years of the championship.

AMA 2007-08[edit]

Mason then moved to the AMA series for 2 years, but did not really make much of an impact in the Supersport or Superstock classes.

Return to the British Superbike Championship 2008-[edit]

Mason returned to the British Superbike championship in 2008 racing for the Quay Garage Honda, competing in the priveteers cup finishing 3rd in that championship, Mason was retained at the Quay Garage team for the 2009 the season in which he won the priveteers cup.[2] For 2010 Mason moved to the MSS Colchester Kawasaki team,[3] Mason has had mixed results in the 2010 season with a best finish of 7th place in the first race at Oulton Park. For 2011 Mason stayed with the MSS Kawasaki squad, gaining his first ever full BSB podium in race one at Croft, a race which was full of incident with mixed weather conditions.

Career statistics[edit]

Stats correct as of 9 July 2012

All Time[edit]

Series Years Active Races Poles Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Fast Laps Titles
British Superbike (BSB) 2002-Pres 224 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
British Superbike Cup (C) 2008-2009 44 0 34 27 6 1 0 1
Total 2241 0 35 27 6 3 0 1
1.^ – Total includes all British Superbike Championship rides, riding in the Superbike Cup class doesn't count as a separate ride.

By championship[edit]

British Superbike Championship & Priveteers' Cup[edit]

Year Class Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2
2002 BSB Honda SIL
15
SIL
Ret
BHI
10
BHI
10
DON
Ret
DON
Ret
OUL
12
OUL
13
SNE
Ret
SNE
Ret
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
Ret
ROC
15
ROC
Ret
KNO
Ret
KNO
DNS
THR
13
THR
Ret
CAD
9
CAD
Ret
OUL
Ret
OUL
10
MAL
13
MAL
11
DON
10
DON
9
14th 45 [1]
2003 Yamaha SIL
5
SIL
8
SNE
8
SNE
4
THR
7
THR
6
OUL
7
OUL
9
KNO
7
KNO
6
BHI
4
BHI
6
ROC
Ret
ROC
7
MON
7
MON
4
OUL
Ret
OUL
Ret
CAD
4
CAD
5
BHGP
6
BHGP
7
DON
8
DON
7
8th 208 [4]
2004 Yamaha SIL
Ret
SIL
8
BHI
5
BHI
9
SNE
Ret
SNE
11
OUL
7
OUL
7
MON
Ret
MON
Ret
THR
7
THR
Ret
BHGP
10
BHGP
10
KNO
6
KNO
Ret
MAL
14
MAL
7
CRO
Ret
CRO
6
CAD
11
CAD
Ret
OUL
11
OUL
Ret
DON
9
DON
12
11th 116 [5]
2005 Honda BHI
Ret
BHI
10
THR
12
THR
13
MAL
8
MAL
7
OUL
7
OUL
Ret
MON
8
MON
9
CRO
9
CRO
5
KNO
9
KNO
13
SNE
8
SNE
8
SIL
7
SIL
7
CAD
11
CAD
10
OUL
9
OUL
9
DON
10
DON
7
BHGP
7
BHGP
7
8th 174 [6]
2006 Honda BHI
11
BHI
14
DON
13
DON
4
THR
17
THR
12
OUL
Ret
OUL
14
MON
C
MON
C
MAL
11
MAL
13
SNE
Ret
SNE
13
KNO
14
KNO
17
OUL
12
OUL
9
CRO
18
CRO
Ret
CAD
12
CAD
Ret
SIL
DNS
SIL
DNS
BHGP
BHGP
17th 55
2008 BSB Honda THR THR OUL OUL BHGP BHGP DON
18
DON
10
SNE
14
SNE
12
MAL
13
MAL
23
OUL
Ret
OUL
14
KNO
10
KNO
17
CAD
10
CAD
Ret
CRO
11
CRO
11
SIL
DSQ
SIL
DSQ
BHI
11
BHI
9
16th 51 [7]
C DON
18
DON
10
SNE
14
SNE
12
MAL
13
MAL
23
OUL
14
KNO
10
KNO
17
CAD
10
CRO
11
CRO
11
BHI
11
BHI
9
3rd 307
2009 BSB Honda BHI
6
BHI
9
OUL
9
OUL
7
DON
12
DON
7
THR
9
THR
12
SNE
Ret
SNE
14
KNO
Ret
KNO
10
MAL
6
MAL
18
BHGP
13
BHGP
14
BHGP
15
CAD
10
CAD
9
CRO
8
CRO
8
SIL
14
SIL
Ret
OUL
13
OUL
12
OUL
10
13th 125 [8]
C BHI
6
BHI
9
OUL
9
OUL
7
DON
12
DON
7
THR
9
THR
12
SNE
14
KNO
10
MAL
6
MAL
18
BHGP
13
BHGP
14
BHGP
15
CAD
10
CAD
9
CRO
8
CRO
8
SIL
14
OUL
13
OUL
12
OUL
10
1st 535.5
2010 BSB Kawasaki BHI
13
BHI
Ret
THR
8
THR
10
OUL
7
OUL
Ret
CAD
DNS
CAD
DNS
MAL
12
MAL
14
KNO
8
KNO
C
SNE
9
SNE
11
SNE
9
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
10
BHGP
Ret
CAD
Ret
CAD
10
CRO
10
CRO
11
SIL
14
SIL
7
OUL
8
OUL
14
OUL
Ret
12th 104 [9]
2011 BSB BHI
18
BHI
10
OUL
9
OUL
10
CRO
3
CRO
7
THR
Ret
THR
14
KNO
4
KNO
6
SNE
11
SNE
11
OUL
5
OUL
C
BHGP
3
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
7
CAD
6
CAD
10
CAD
12
DON
17
DON
17
SIL
14
SIL
14
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
DNS
BHGP
DNS
10th 139 [10]
2012 BSB BHI
5
BHI
C
THR
13
THR
Ret
OUL
DNS
OUL
18
OUL
Ret
SNE
Ret
SNE
Ret
KNO KNO OUL
Ret
OUL
Ret
OUL
18
BHGP BHGP CAD CAD DON DON ASS ASS SIL SIL BHGP BHGP BHGP 22nd* 14* [11]
  • * Season in progress

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