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Lakeside Hammers Kyle Newman keen to thrive with new challenge

PUBLISHED: 08:00 30 March 2018

Kyle Newman in action at the Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)

Kyle Newman in action at the Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)

SHANE CHITTOCK

Lakeside Hammers Kyle Newman is looking to thrive with a new challenge this season and he will look for a big start to life at the Arena Essex Raceway against his former club Ipswich Witches.

The Hammers will face a doubler header against the Witches with them racing at the Foxhall Stadium (2.15pm) before returning to Purfleet (8pm) for the second meeting of the day.

The 26-year-old, who spent last season with the Witches, is keen to get back to his best with the Hammers after a disappointing last campaign.

“I’ve had some pretty good results here in the past and when they came up there was a lot of positivity at the club and with the things not working out at Ipswich it was kind of like where next,” Newman said.

“Lakeside was the only team that jumped out at me and looked appealing so I gave Jon a call and it was as easy as that.

“The deal was done almost there and then on the phone as soon as I said I was keen.”

The former Poole Pirates racer is keen to bolster his knowledge on small tracks and is planning to stay at the club for a few seasons at least.

“I’ve had mixed results on little tracks so it will be good to come in and ride on a little track for a year or two.

“It would be nice to get a little run here and stay here.”

Newman has set some personal targets but admits their only for him to know but also set the bar high for the Hammers this season.

“I’ve got some targets, I’ll keep them to myself, but I know what I want to achieve.

“If I ride how I know I can then I’ll hit them.”

Before adding: “Win, it’s as simple as that,”

“We’ve got the team to do it, so we’ve got to go and do it now.”

The Dorset-based rider also revealed he has travelled the world to learn to ride and get better along the years.

“Anywhere and everywhere you can really, I’ve travelled across the world and I’ve been as far as Australia riding and I’ve just tried to get on tracks as much as I can.

“It’s been a bit hard this winter with all the snow, but it is what it is.”

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