Gary has been training at the Ultimate Training Centre in Erdington, Birmingham where he has been put through endurance training and martial arts sparring to get him in the best physical shape.
Garyís trainer Vaughan Lee is a renowned cage fighter, mixed martial arts combatant and instructor who will be fighting on the Saturday of BSB Round 1 at Brands Hatch and will hopefully be in the paddock unscathed to support Gary on race day!
ďIíve really been put through the mill over the winter with a sustained programme of endurance from some of the toughest people Iíve ever met down at the UTC. Iíve also learned some important techniques from these guys like using full focus at times of crisis and also how to recover and bounce back quickly. They have to come back from injuries all the time whilst fast recovery from accidents is so important in our sport. Itís pointless moaning about the weather, if anything itís made me more determined in the gym and I just canít wait for the season to begin!Ē
Vaughan Lee, UTC trainer, added
ďItís been interesting working with Gary as weíve concentrated on keeping him light for the bike and built up his grip strength, core and endurance, so he should be one of the fittest guys on the grid. Heís a good ambassador for the gym and his racing background means he listens and puts things to immediate use. Weíre all behind him and will try and get to as many races as possible.Ē
The 2010 MCE British Superbike Championship will require focus, determination and endurance as a line-up of top stars battle over 12 rounds and a total of 26 races.
The MSS Colchester Kawasaki squad is now heading to Guadix, Spain where Superbike riders Gary Mason and Simon Andrews will be putting the new Magneti Marelli electronics equipped Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R through its paces, whilst Superstock rider Howie Mainwaring will get a chance to test his production based machine.