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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Winter in Australia will set up Workington Comets stars for new season

Workington Comets owner Laura Morgan believes the experience many of the team are getting in Australia this winter will stand them in good stead for the 2013 season.

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Laura Morgan

Four of next year’s team – Kyle Howarth, Mason Campton, Richard Lawson and Rusty Harrison – are riding Down Under this winter and Morgan believes fans will see the benefit when the 2013 season comes around.

Some of the team have already tasted success in Australia with Howarth retaining the Queensland under-21 title he won last year with fellow team mate Campton finishing fifth.

Morgan said: “It is fantastic news about Kyle. I was down at the training track with his dad the afternoon he won it so the news has filtered round.

“The boys being in Australia can only be a good thing. It is brilliant that they can ride during the winter and get the experience of plenty of different tracks, learn about different set-ups and ride against different riders.

“I do think it will tell and make a difference at the start of the season.”

With the Comets team already signed and sealed, attention has now turned towards next season.

Morgan added that the reaction of fans to the team signed for next season was also pleasing despite the doubts some people have over Rusty Harrison.

However, Morgan believes that the popular Aussie will come back stronger than ever.

She added: “I know some people are unsure about Rusty but I have 100 per cent faith in him that he will do us proud.

“It is a new start for him. When I was putting the team together he was one of the riders I wanted to speak to face to face.

“I looked into his eyes and the first thing I saw was the passion in them. He wants to come back and all he wants to do is win the league with Workington and you cannot ask much more than that.”

Morgan has been getting supporters involved asking whether they would like to see the press and practice day held on a weekday or weekend.

The new Comets website is now live with features being added all the time.

Morgan added that she has been encouraged by the feedback from the fans so far.

She said: “We have had a very positive response, especially regarding season tickets, and the most pleasing thing is that a lot of people who haven’t been coming have decided to return.

“We have had our regulars and a couple of new people buy them but now we have got people coming back which is very positive and encouraging.

“We have also had a lot of interest in the books of tickets we have been offering.”

There will also be a meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the Waverley Hotel in Workington for anybody wanting to volunteer on race days and race nights next season.

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