Lawson’s confidence growing after turn round in Workington Comets form
Last updated at 13:53, Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Workington Comets Richard Lawson hopes that his first heat 15 appearance on Saturday will lead on to better things for him in the coming weeks.
Lawson has not been scoring as heavily as he hoped recently but a paid 11 points against Scunthorpe on Saturday meant team manger Ian Thomas gave him his chance in the final heat.
He said: “Saturday was an improvement from previous weeks after I did a few things with my bike it all seemed to come together for me. It was nice to get my first ride in heat 15 and I was happy to get second but I didn’t feel any added pressure and just treated it like any other race.
“Even though I raced well I wasn’t thinking about it too much because I was concentrating on my race in heat 14 beforehand and then came back into the pits and Ian told me I was racing in the next heat so I just went and got my bike ready.”
Lawson is still enjoying riding at number six but feels that it does not make much difference where he is in the team apart from an easier heat two.
He said: “I don’t think it matters too much which number you have and to me it is just another place in the team and I am happy at the moment.”
“You are all going to get the same number of races and there is always the chance of an extra ride or two in terms of things like rider replacement.”
Despite Sunday’s disappointing defeat to Scunthorpe, where Lawson admitted that the team were struggling with the set-up of their bikes, he feels the opportunity is there to move into the semi-finals of the Premier League knockout cup against Berwick at the weekend.
He said: “Naturally the whole team wants to get through to the next round of the cup and if I think if we do we can put some of our critics to bed.
“If everybody is firing on all cylinders at the same time we are one of the strongest teams around and a match for anybody in the league as we showed against King’s Lynn a couple of weeks ago.”
First published at 11:21, Tuesday, 22 June 2010
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