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Richard & Rene go for Pairs Glory!
Photo by Dave Payne
Fri 31 May 2013 by Comets Press Office
Comets go in search of win number 7.

It is a 'weekend off' for some of our riders, however it is not a ‘weekend off' for all team members as the Comets top pairing of Richard Lawson and Rene Bach will be representing the club at Somerset's Oak Tree Arena tonight when the Comets aim to defend their Premier League Pairs title, which was won by the pairing of Adam Roynon and Rene Bach last season.

The Comets have a fine recent record in the competition, which was originally devised by former Comets promoter Ian Thomas back in 1975.

Current Comets co-promoter and team manager Tony Jackson said: “Down the years our record is probably the best of any club, with six wins in the fourteen stagings of the competition since the sport returned to Workington in 1999; and none of them have been with the same pairing twice, although the first four victories featured Comets legend Carl Stonehewer.

“Ironically, this year's pairing of Richard Lawson and Rene Bach would actually have been last year's pairing but for a last minute back injury for Richard that saw Adam Roynon get an eleventh hour call-up on the day of the meeting with such spectacular results.

“Since the event was moved to Somerset on Grand Prix eve, our record there has been good; in the five events where we have appeared we have made the semi-final every time, going on to win twice; in 2008, with Kauko Nieminen and Daniel Nermark, and then again last year. Obviously that is a record cannot go on forever, but we will be going all out to maintain it if we can – although with every race being like a heat 15 it will be tough, as always. The aim is to avoid last places in your races and then finish in the top two positions in your group of five teams, which then takes you through to the sudden death semi-final and final.”
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