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King's Lynn boss delighted about team duo signing at Adrian Flux Arena

King’s Lynn team boss Alex Brady gave his reaction to key Stars riding duo Richard Lawson and Thomas Jorgensen being confirmed as signed for the 2022 season.

He was also astonished that the “excellent” former Ipswich rider and last year’s British Final runner-up Lawson found himself without a team at the May commencement of the shortened six-team campaign.

Brady said: “Richard has been excellent – he’s improved his average by two points or so; Thomas has been Mr Reliable, Mr Dependable and has been a great person to have around the pits as well. He’s been here for many, many years.

New Stars boss, Alex Brady. (49487475)
New Stars boss, Alex Brady. (49487475)

“They’re the first two on the team sheet along with Lewis (Kerr) who has got a two-year deal from 2019.

“We’re comfortable where we’re at. We realise we need to freshen things up slightly as well but equally we know we’ve got a good pool of riders here that, as you’ve seen over the last month or so, have really shown what they’re capable of.”

Brady was amazed that Lawson couldn’t nail down a team spot at the beginning of the campaign.

“Yes. I think that shows 2021 speedway, or 2021 life in general perhaps, that a chap like Richard Lawson couldn’t get a team spot at the start of the year, who’s on one of those perceived tricky averages, perhaps (is crazy).

“But he’s been so good for so many years, so consistent for so many years, that when he was available - I mean, I obviously wasn’t involved in this side of things at the time - it was a no-brainer that he came into the squad.

“He’s been brilliant and hopefully next season he will be just the same.”

King’s Lynn skipper Lewis Kerr, who suffered bike breakages last week at Belle Vue, with a puncture and a broken clutch basket, said: “It’s just a shame the home meetings are ended now - from the away meetings we’ve got left we’ll try and hopefully pick up something.

Now he has switched to Redcar at Championship level since the demise of Eastbourne, Dersingham racer Kerr feels his Stars riding has been given a boost and doesn’t want the season to end: “I’m taking the confidence into the King’s Lynn meetings. I feel good. The collarbone did hinder me for a few weeks.”

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