Image Credit: Jack Cupido

William looking upwards

NEWS Wednesday 4th December 2019, 10:08am

by Graham Muncie

The 7th and final rider to make up the 2020 Monarchs is definitely a 'well kent face' in Perth born William Lawson, with the soon to be 32 year old as geared up as ever to make what will be the second full season of his return to the sport a success from the get go.

Lawson stated "I'm delighted to be back next year, I know I need to make a right good go of it and I'll be better equipped definitely. I am going to spend a lot more money this winter my plan is to have one entirely new bike and I have gotten a sponsor for another new engine as well.

"I'm working on getting my house done up just now and have another new baby due before Christmas as well, Once Christmas is done it I will start getting ready for next year more, my head will definitely be in the right place for the start of the season and as soon as weather allows I will be out practicing."

Lawson has seen it all in his years in the sport from being a league winning number 1 to reaching World Under 21 and British finals and he sees a promising year ahead for the Monarchs "The team looks strong so far especially at the top with Sam, Richie and Josh but you need to get points all the way through and that's what I'm hoping to bring to the team.

"I think I was averaging around 5 points a match towards the end of last season and that's where I want to pick up from. I get on with all of the guys and the pits were a fun place to be last year so I'm hoping for more of the same it's always good when you have guys like Sam around helping out and getting everyone going"

When asked where Lawson thinks he can make strides next season the answer the answer was pretty straight forward "My scoring was ok at Armadale but I need to improve away especially at places like Berwick, I was never the world's best gater before but I felt like I had went backwords on that back to square one really.

"I will probably start the season at reserve and I know I can score points there but it won't be easy; the league looks stronger this year and I am looking forward to having more meetings. I am definitely looking to build on last year and I know I can do that."