Sedgmen: 'The Best Is Yet To Come!'
Aces newcomer Justin Sedgmen strongly believes his move to Belle Vue could prove fundamental in his quest to unlock his full European potential and has tipped club boss Mark Lemon as the key.
After wrapping up his Aussie title chase with the silver medal, Sedgmen made plans to return to the UK where he hoped to secure his visa for the upcoming season, and a team place along with it.
He continued: “My visa was set to expire on January 25. If I didn’t have a club by then, I had 60 days to find one. At that point I honestly didn't think I was going to be racing in the UK this year.
“But I’ve been working quite a bit with Terry and Wayne Russell, who were very helpful in getting my visa sorted, and Mark Lemon in particular, who comes from the same town as me in Aussie.
“We’ve spent the last three or four months bouncing ideas off each other and I think with what he’d seen of me in the national championships, it was enough to encourage him to bring me on board.
“If anyone can get the best out of me this season it’s Mark Lemon. There’s a lot of history between our families. His parents used to sponsor my dad, Gavin, when he raced speedway in Australia.
“So there’s already a very strong connection there, and I’ve found that more than once in the past whenever I’ve been in regular contact with him I’ve always seemed to ride really well in Britain.
“It’s not just about what he can do for me though because I also want to see what I can do for him. He’s not just the team manager. He’s my friend and I don’t want to let one of my mates down.”
(Photo: Steve Hone)
Sunday 12th March 2017