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 - - 102,772 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







WSBK
Glenn Scott Satisfied After Donington Result
28th May, 2015
Moto GP
Aleix Espargaro Cleared To Race Mugello
28th May, 2015
Endurance
Honda Endurance Racing to contest the 24 hours of Catalunya
28th May, 2015
ASBK
Spirit Of Tasmania Offering Special Rates For ASBK Travellers
27th May, 2015
AMA Pro
MotoAmerica Heads To Road America
27th May, 2015
ASBK
Wanneroo Mayor Hails ASBK Visit A Huge Success
27th May, 2015
International
Alex Cudlin Creates History In Qatar
26th May, 2015
International
Suzuki Launches New GIXXER Cup In India
26th May, 2015
General
Pirelli and Ducati Scrambler Come Together For Special Edition
26th May, 2015
ASBK
Rob Wasley and Ray Tschorn Record Home Wins In Club Challenge
25th May, 2015
WSS
Four Wins In A Row As Kenan Sofuoglu Dominates Donington
25th May, 2015
WSBK
Double Win For Tom Sykes As KRT Continue To Dominated 2015 WSBK Championshi..
25th May, 2015
ASBK
Brian Houghton and Tim Boujos Claim Class Wins In WA
24th May, 2015
ASBK
Flawless Rounds Give Brayden Elliot Supersport Championship Buffer
24th May, 2015
ASBK
Mike Jones Proves Unbeatable At Barbagallo
24th May, 2015
WSBK
Tom Sykes Leads KRT Superpole 1-2 On Way To Beating Bayliss Record
23rd May, 2015
ASBK
Mike Jones and Brayden Eliott Claim Pirelli Superpole Awards
23rd May, 2015
ASBK
Jones and Elliott Impress As Practice Gets Underway At Barbagallo
22nd May, 2015
AMA Pro
MotoAmerica To Showcase Its Stars At The Indy 500
22nd May, 2015
WSBK
World Superbike Teams Ready For Donington Challenge
21st May, 2015
WSBK
Pirelli Ready For Cold Donington WSBK Conditions
21st May, 2015
ASC
Highs and Lows For KTM's Angus Reekie At Mallala
20th May, 2015
International
Suzuki On Top At Zolder IDM Supersport Championship
20th May, 2015
Moto GP
Successful Compartment Syndrome Surgery For Pol Espargaró
20th May, 2015
Moto GP
Successful Surgery For Aleix Espargaro
20th May, 2015
Moto2
Anthony West Fights Through Flu To Finish 11th In France
20th May, 2015
Moto GP
Jack Miller Slides Out Of Contention At Le Mans
20th May, 2015
General
Leading sports psychologist Jacqui Louder joins Elite Performance Academy
19th May, 2015
ASC
Sunny Mallala Success for SA Kawasaki BCperformance
19th May, 2015
ASBK
Strong Numbers Entered For WA ASBK Round
19th May, 2015
Moto GP
Aleix Espargaro To Undergo Surgery In Barcelona
19th May, 2015
AMA Pro
Hayes Perfect In MotoAmerica VIR Superbike Races
18th May, 2015
ASC
Wayne Maxwell Hands New Yamaha R1 Maiden Victory At Mallala
18th May, 2015
Moto2
Thomas Luthi Breaks Through For First Win Of 2015
18th May, 2015
Moto3
Ramano Fenati Claims Maiden Moto3 Victory At Le Mans
18th May, 2015
Moto GP
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi Delivery For Yamaha At French GP
18th May, 2015
AMA Pro
Josh Hayes On Pole For Sunday's Two MotoAmerica Superbike Races
17th May, 2015
AFXC
Honda on the Front Row for Swann Insurance Superbike Races
17th May, 2015
Moto GP
Bradley Smith Tops Friday's Free Practice At Le Mans
16th May, 2015
ASC
Jamie Stauffer Battle Ready As Honda Lead The Way Into South Australia
14th May, 2015

  More News Articles....



Google



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 Click28.com


Bark Busters Blizzard Handguard
The Blizzard is designed for Street, Cruiser, Naked, Touring, ATV and Adventure Bikes as well as Scooters..   View

Yamaha Bolt heads down the café
Coffee shop cool for C-Spec Bolt.   View

Oxford HotGrips
Ride Through Winter With Hot And Happy Hands .   View

SXP Locks
Link International have introduced a new and highly anticipated range of motorcycle security locks. .   View



Click here for the Fullnoise Road Bike Home Page


FULLNOISE WEBSITES:
Fullnoise Road Website
Fullnoise Off Road Website

FULLNOISE ROAD CONTENT:
Home
News Archive
Results > National - Local - International
Photo Galleries
Features
New Products
Product Reviews
Film / Video
Classifieds
Links
TV Guide
Calendars > This Weekend - Australia - International
Club Information

FULLNOISE BUSINESS:

Privacy Statement
Contacts
About Fullnoise
Logos
Add to Favourites



PREMIUM ADVERTISERS:
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
Penrite
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