Wright: Delighted to be back!
After spending the 2017 season at Redcar, Charles Wright admits he is delighted to be a Bear again in 2019. Wright, who spent a great 2018 at Sheffield, is excited to put on a Bears racejacket again:
I loved riding for Redcar in 2017, the promotion, management and fans have always been behind me 100% so who would ask for more than that. It gives you that buzz to always want to do your absolute best! I always have a job to do, and I will make sure I do it, both on and off the track. I am really looking forward to wearing a Bears race bib again in 2019 and can’t wait to get started!
Wright admits to enjoying his time at Sheffield last season, and indeed won the Championship Pairs last season. And whilst it was a disappointing season for the Tigers, Wright finished the season at number 1 with a 7.88 average. He is looking to keep that going in 2019, on a track he really enjoys riding:
Redcar’s always been a track I have loved riding. It is always well prepared, and credit has to go to Terry the Trackman! I wanted to come back to Redcar in 2018 but had to make the decision to ride somewhere that was best for me in terms of travelling, especially as I do most of the driving myself. I had a great year at Sheffield last year – riding there was invaluable and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and made strides in my career.
Wright is backing himself to challenge for the number 1 spot this season, and insists with the team the Bears have this year that there is no reason for team Silverware at the end of the season:
I don’t have any wild aspirations this year, as long as I am progressing year on year I am smashing my own goals. People will only remember you for your last race. I put in the work to my absolute best 12 months of the year; I am a born racer and will give absolutely everything, putting myself in places other people wouldn’t both for myself and the club. I started last year at number 3, and ended up at number 1, there’s no reason that won’t happen again – it’s all about the racing and to do well personally and for a club that backs you through everything means a lot. The team we have this year is a team of racers, of guys who want to go as far as they can and I don’t see why we can’t finish the season with that silverware.