Workington Comets skipper relishing riders championship challenge
Last updated at 11:45, Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Workington Comets captain Richard Lawson says it is a privilege to be lining up in the Premier League Riders Championship on Sunday.
Lawson who has started to find some of the best form of his career in recent weeks, both for Workington and Elite League side Peterborough, is looking to make the final of the competition which takes place at Sheffield’s Owlerton stadium.
He said: “I am really looking forward to it as it is a meeting with all the top guys in the Premier League so it is a privilege to be one of them.
“It is going to be a strong field and a tough meeting but I will be disappointed if I don’t get to the final and if I do anything can happen.
“I have got my bikes sorted now, I like the Sheffield track and I feel like I really am on top of my game so I don’t see why I can’t make the final.”
Lawson said it was one his aims at the start of the season to get the number one race jacket and once he took over the position from Rene Bach he did not want to lose it.
He said the friendly rivalry with Bach has helped push each other along. He added: “Myself and Rene always have friendly banter which is good for team spirit.
“He always says I am catching up and vice versa and there was at one time he thought he was going to get it but I managed to hang on to it.”
With Workington ravaged by injuries Lawson admitted much of the pressure has fallen on his and Bach’s shoulders to perform. He said: “If me or Rene drop points it costs the team.
“We can’t afford to do that because at the moment a lot depends on the guests and how they perform and it always hard when it is like that.
“However, we are in the play offs and we want to keep the unbeaten home record intact and recording victories.”
First published at 11:29, Tuesday, 18 September 2012
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