Sarjeant to shine for the Bears?
James Sarjeant took to the Media Prima Arena track for the second time since becoming a Bears rider at the annual Redcar Bears press and practice day on Saturday. Sarjeant looked smooth and full of confidence which is surely great news for all concerned with Redcar ahead of the 2021 season.
Sarjeant spoke candidly about the prospect of making Redcar his home, “It would be nice to stay at a club like Redcar for a few years, I’ve bounced around the clubs a little but having good seasons in the past has pushed me out of clubs which was a shame. I’ve practised well today and I felt fast.”
Sarjeant will be looking to put the pressure on the likes of Anders Rowe and Jordan Stewart for a place in the main body of the Redcar side and was feeling confident when asked about his chances of making into events such as the Championship fours later in the season: “I don’t just want to be a reserve, I want to be up there and challenging for a heat leader spot!”
Sarjeant, like a multitude of riders, has had time away from the sport due to the effects of the global pandemic but the former Edinburgh man has put this time to good use as he explained. “I’ve been back to college this past year, I’ve trained as an electrician and it has kept me really busy and it is something I am going to do alongside riding for the Bears this season.”
The man from Sheffield was also in bullish mood when he discussed the Bears chances ahead of the season, “We are here to win everything, we are only coming here to win!” The former New Zealand champion also reflected on the past decade during the interview, “If you’d asked me 5 years ago whether I would be a heat leader now I definitely thought I would have been but speedway is a numbers game and things haven’t gone my way at times. I feel good this season though, this is the best I’ve felt for a while”