Click for more information
Click here to swap to the Fullnoise Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to join the Fullnoise Twitter PageClick here to join the Fullnoise Facebook Page
Click the Fullnoise Logo to return to the home page
Click here for more info

Andy Lawson Interview

By: Mat Cox

Posted: Monday, 10th October, 2011 - - 108,598 Reads

At the penultimate round of the British Superbikes Championship I caught up with eighteen year old Andy Lawson from Brisbane, Australia who has just made the move over to the UK.

Andy is a great young kid with plenty of potential on a bike and has one hundred percent support from his father who is right there with him.

The Seton Tuning team, based in Colchester, England, took Andy under their wing and are helping Andy pave the way to a full time career in the UK.

Brisbane's Andy Lawson has spent the season riding for the Seton Tuning team in the BSB Championship
Fullnoise: How did your deal with Seton come about Andy?

Andy: Basically my Dad is pretty good friends with my team mate Ben's Dad and we have always wanted to come over and race the British Championship, we started talking to the Burke's about it, then the opportunity came about and Phil from Seton Tuning gave me an offer which I took up so I ended up over here. So thanks to Ben and his parents for sorting out the deal for us to get us over here.

Fullnoise: What were you racing this year in Australia?

Andy: I was racing the Australian Supersport Championship and it was my second year on the Australian circuit riding a Yamaha R6. I am currently seventh in the championship. I left to come here but I will actually be back to finish off the Championship.

Fullnoise: What are your first impressions of racing in the UK?

Andy: There's a lot of talent, riders and teams. There are lots of rounds and I get lots of testing so I am learning heaps. I am just trying to learn the tracks and just keep learning and learning!

Fullnoise: Did you get much time on the bike before you started racing here?

Andy: I did half a test day at Mallory park then jumped straight into my first race so not much at all really. Oulton Park I struggled a bit where I qualified thirty sixth but every round from then I have progressed and got better results every time.

Fullnoise: You got a top fifteen today here at Silverstone!

Andy: Yeah, I have had to fourteenth places in the racing so far this year which is good.

Fullnoise: What are your expectations for the rest of the year?

Andy: I have one more round left here in the British Superbikes so I am going to give it all I have got, It's a track I have been to before so it should be good to see where I end up. Last race there I got eighteenth so I want to better that and it would be great if I could get into the top ten.

Fullnoise: What time do you ride for back in Aus?

Andy: I will be back on the Avweld Yamaha racing team. I have one more round back in Australia and I am on the same bike. I think I have learnt a lot here so I hope to have some good lap times around Phillip Island and it would be awesome to get a top five.

Fullnoise: What are you planning for next year?

Andy: I have already signed a one year deal with Seton Tuning for next year, so I will be back here in England racing the superstock 600 class again

Fullnoise: How does living in England compare to Australia?

Andy: It's different, I think I am going to struggle with the weather at the beginning of February as I am from Brisbane and we don't get much cold conditions. (laughs) but it's good here, I am liking the place I am living in at Colchester and everyone has helped me settle in so it's been pretty good.

Fullnoise: Who are you living with?

Andy: I am living on my own in some lodging with a few other people. I don't know who they are (laughs) but it's pretty good.

Fullnoise: What are you doing through the week over here?

Andy:I have been working for a panel beater just next door just doing car repairs and stuff like that. Then I train with my team mate Ben most days of the week which has been good for me.

Fullnoise: What else do you do for fun?

Andy: In Australia I do motocross and I had been getting into some flat track before I came over here and just hanging out with my mates and enjoying life.

Fullnoise: Congratulations on the move over here and good luck with the rest of your season.

Andy: Thanks!

Main Photo: Andy Lawson with compatriot Ben Bourke
Credit: Mat Cox

Click to go back Click here for a print friendly format Click here to email this news item to a friend

Click here for more info

Click here for more info on Samco Sport

Australian's Efforts Recognised At 2015 FIM General Assembly
27th Nov, 2015
Moto GP
Eugene Laverty suffers broken wrist at Jerez test
27th Nov, 2015
Halsall Racing Continues Suzuki BSB Partnership
25th Nov, 2015
Moto GP
Positive Outcome For Suzuki Ecstar At Sepang Test
24th Nov, 2015
Troy Bayliss launches Ducati Superbike Team
23rd Nov, 2015
Troy Bayliss To Lead The Way For New ASBK Championship
20th Nov, 2015
New motorcycle releases and major announcements set for Sydney Motorcycle S..
19th Nov, 2015
Suzuki Unveils Concept GSX-R1000 At EICMA
18th Nov, 2015
Husqvarna Confirms Strong Commitment To Street Segment
18th Nov, 2015
Suzuki Announce 2016 Racing Activity At EICMA
18th Nov, 2015
Bike Review
Winter Testing begins for Nicky Hayden and Michael van der Mark
17th Nov, 2015
Motorcycling Victoria and Motorcycling Australia On The Move
17th Nov, 2015
Suzuki Australia Ready To Show Off 2016 Range At Sydney Motorcycle Show
16th Nov, 2015
Nicky Hayden's World Superbike challenge
13th Nov, 2015
Moto GP
Yamaha Completes Valencia Test with Solid Progress
13th Nov, 2015
Visitors to Witness Unveiling Of A Range Of Bikes At Sydney Motorcycle Show..
12th Nov, 2015
Round 5 Of 2015 ASBK To Air On Fox Sports 5 This Week
12th Nov, 2015
Alex Cudlin Dominates Round 3 of Qatar Superbike Championship.
11th Nov, 2015
Honda Confirm They Will Not Be Attending Sydney Motorcycle Show
11th Nov, 2015
MotoAmerica Releases 2016 Technical Regulations
11th Nov, 2015
Moto GP
2016 Season Preparation Kicks Off for Monster Yamaha Tech3
11th Nov, 2015
Moto GP
Positive First 2016 MotoGP Test With Michelin For Suzuki Pairing
11th Nov, 2015
Moto GP
Jack Miller Thanks LCR Honda 2015 Season After Valencia Finale
10th Nov, 2015
Irish Team Confirmed For 2016 International Island Classic
9th Nov, 2015
Career Opportunities At State Of The Art Yamaha Dealership In Canberra
9th Nov, 2015
Danny Kent Claims Moto3 World Championship With Calculated 9th Place Finish..
9th Nov, 2015
Outgoing Moto2 World Champion Rabat Victorious At Valencia
9th Nov, 2015
Moto GP
Jorge Lorenzo Clinches MotoGP World Championship Title with a Faultless Win..
9th Nov, 2015
European Junior Cup Fires Up For Another Season
6th Nov, 2015
Moto GP
Maverick Vinales To Receive Rookie Of The Year Title At Valencia
5th Nov, 2015
Honda Australia Announces 2015 HCT Excellence Award Winners
4th Nov, 2015
MOTUL Chain Care
3rd Nov, 2015
MotoAmerica Releases 2016 Sporting Regulations
2nd Nov, 2015
Team Suzuki Racing Magazine Now Online
2nd Nov, 2015
Road Racing
Kevin Schwantz Grand Marshal At Superprestigio Of Americas
2nd Nov, 2015
Stars of Mad Max to Feature at Sydney Motorcycle Show
30th Oct, 2015
SA Kawasaki BCperformance Winton Race Report
28th Oct, 2015
Final Round Of 2015 ASBK Broadcast Announced
27th Oct, 2015
Callum Spriggs Moves In On SuperSport Lead With Second At Winton
27th Oct, 2015
Herfoss Looking Forward To ASC Showdown After Finishing Third At Winton
26th Oct, 2015

  More News Articles....


E V E N T S   N E X T   W E E K E N D:

  Go to Details

T E L E V I S I O N:

  Go to TV Guide

Click here for more info

  2012 Moto GP World Championship - Rd 2 - Le-...
  2012 World Superbike Championship - Round 5 ...
  2012 MotoGP World Championship - Round 2 - J...
  2012 World Superbike Championship - Rd 3
  2012 QBE Australian Superbike Championship -...
  2012 MCE British Superbike Championship - Rd...
  2012 MotoGP World Championship - Round 1 - Q...
  2012 World Superbike Championship
  2011 Superbike World Championship - Round 12...
  2011 MotoGP World Championship - Round 14 - ...

Click for more Information

Click here to visit

RST Pro Series – CPX-C Vented Jacket
Introducing the latest offering from the UK’s No1 Brand, RST. .   View

2016 Honda CBR300R
Honda have announced the arrival of the slick 2016 CBR300R and CBR300RA (ABS). .   View

New Hot Yamaha Supersports Models
New colours revealed at MotoGP event .   View

IXON’s World Class Racing Leathers
French motorcycle accessories label IXON has become the fastest growing brand in the Moto GP paddock. .   View

Click here for the Fullnoise Road Bike Home Page

Fullnoise Road Website
Fullnoise Off Road Website

News Archive
Results > National - Local - International
Photo Galleries
New Products
Product Reviews
Film / Video
TV Guide
Calendars > This Weekend - Australia - International
Club Information


Privacy Statement
About Fullnoise
Add to Favourites

100% Moto
C&R Imports
Ficeda Accessories
Honda Australia
Husqvarna Motorcycles
John Titman Racing
KTM Australia
Lee Hogan Racing
Link International
Moto National Accessories
MX1 Australia
Monza Imports
Steve Cramer Products
Suzuki Australia
Yamaha Australia
Yamaha Parts & Accessories

All content © Fullnoise Media Pty Ltd 2002-2015 - News Server

Click here for more information