On 2 minutes with James Laker

Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with James Laker – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league. 

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What is your favourite track (and why?)

My favourite track would have to be Somerset or the Isle of wight because they are both very fast tracks to ride on.

Who is your favourite rider (and why?)

My favourite rider is Jason Doyle because he is a very good rider, down to earth and he went through a lot to become World Champion.

What is the best thing about being a speedway rider?

The best thing about being a speedway rider is the enjoyment of being able to race my bike against 3 other people.

What’s the worst thing about being a speedway rider?

The worst thing about being a speedway rider is cleaning my bikes after I’ve had a bad meeting.

Inside on the white line or hugging the fence?

I normal ride inside, but sometimes I like a blast in the dirt around the outside.

Best piece of advice you’ve been given?

The best bit of advice I have been given, is the quicker you go the easier the bike is to ride.

Pre-meeting ritual?

I don’t have one

Biggest achievement of your career so far?

The biggest achievement of my career has either got to be winning the SDL with Kent or topping the MSDL averages beating many NL riders.

What are your aims and aspirations for the next few seasons?

My aims & aspirations for the next few seasons is to progress on into a NL team.

Any sponsors to shout out too?

I would like to thank all of my sponsors:

Trevor Laker Engineering,

Rob Racing,

Will & Jan,

Peter & Barbara,

Collard Pluming Services,

Clean My Ride,

Teng Tools,

John Carpenter

Sittingbourne Speedway