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Lakeside Hammers Nick Morris keen to race as much as possible

PUBLISHED: 15:30 29 March 2018

Nick Morris in action at the Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)

Nick Morris in action at the Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)

SHANE CHITTOCK

Lakeside Hammers marquee signing Nick Morris is keen to get as much racing under his belt as possible this season.

The Australian World Cup star joined the club this winter and is excited to get started at the Purfleet-based club.

The 23-year-old will also be riding for Premiership outfit Swindon Robins and racing across the world in countries like Poland and Sweden.

“I’m just looking forward to racing as much as I can now and the club have put a pretty good team together, so we’ll have to wait and see until we’ve got a few meetings done and see where we’re at.

“I needed to be racing as much as I can and it’s probably one of the most local tracks for being close to the airports and getting to Poland the next day which is good.

“I’m happy to be here and hopefully I can do a good job for the club.”

Morris is keen to learn the Arena Essex Raceway and take advantage of it against their Championship opponents.

“It’s not too bad, it’s a pretty tricky track, it’s one that is probably not the most fun to come to as an away rider but it’s a good thing to be a home rider as once you get dialled in round here it’s a pretty good advantage to have.

“I’m here to win races so that’s the plan.

“I’ll win as many races as I can and score points for the team and see how far we can go.”

The former Somerset Rebels racer has been based in Swindon during the Speedway season for the last seven years and is pleased to have the same set-up each year.

“I’ve been in Swindon for seven years now so I’ve got a good set-up down there with my work shop and everything.”

The youngster has set himself plenty of targets as he looks to break into the Polish and Swedish leagues.

“To score as many points as I can and the main goal is to crack Poland and get into Sweden consistently.”

He is also hoping to use his World Cup and under-21 championship experience to attempt to qualify for the Speedway Grand Prix.

“That’s always been the goal and it still is now,” Morris said.

“We’re not there yet, but we’re working hard and trying to get there.”

Morris was crowned champion of the Lakeside Hammers RICO Spring Classic event last Friday and he is aiming to make the play-offs with the Hammers.

“Our goal is to make the play-offs and once we get there it all starts again so we’ve just got to get our home track dialled in and win all home matches.”

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