Sedgmen all set and raring to go…

Recently returning back to the slightly colder climes of the UK after spending the winter in his native Australia, new Hammers reserve Justin Sedgmen is all set and raring to go for the new season.

The twenty year old who hails from Mildura in Victoria, spent the winter back home rebuilding both his confidence and his appetite, commented

”Aussie was really cool!  I had to go home and get things back together.  I did a huge amount of practicing and a lot of competitive racing in both the Australian senior and the Under-21 Championships where I finished runner-up, so it all went really well.  I needed it!

I also spent a lot of time working on my fitness over the winter, doing a lot of training as well as racing.  My best mate back home is Josh Waters, who is a former Australian Superbike Champion, and he showed me a few more varied training techniques that they use in Superbikes, which really helped me to improve my training.”

The former Swindon rider, who will share the Hammers reserve spot with Richie Worrall, whilst also doubling up with the Redcar Bears in the Premier League, added

“I’m really looking forward to this year, starting with meeting the Hammers fans at the Open night.  It’s going to be a lot of fun riding at the Raceway, and I’m going to be working really hard to get better and better.   Although it was quite a bit warmer in Aussie, it’s been a long winter, so I’m fit and raring to go and can’t wait to get on track for The Hammers.

Obviously it will be cool to have Davey (Watt) in the pits as a fellow Aussie, but I know all of the boys and think we’ll have a great team spirit this year.  I just want to get out there and do really well both for the Hammers and for Redcar”.

Picture Credit: Heat 2: Justin Sedgmen (white) ahead of Robert Mear (red) and Josh Grajczonek (yellow) – Lakeside Hammers vs Swindon Robins –  CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO