TAPES-UP: Grand Prix star backs Morris
GRAND Prix star Darcy Ward believes Robins rider Nick Morris is starting to show the sort of form he has always known his close friend is capable of.
The two are often compared to one another due to the fact they spend a lot of their time away from the track in each other’s company, with Robins team manager Alun Rossiter insisting the comparison is unfair on teenager Morris.
The two young riders have taken different paths to the top with Ward taking the GP series by Storm and Morris slowly working his way through the British pyramid, but the Robins teenager is currently in the form of his life which has pleased his close friend Ward.
“Nick has got some really good engines and has a couple off me now and he’s going great, and it’s good to see him going so well,” he said.
“He’s going good, enjoying himself and scoring some really good points, and if you have a few good meetings in a row it’s easy to enjoy yourself in speedway.
“Nick’s confident in doing his own thing and we are just good mates on and off the track, and I don’t think Nick looks at things like that and neither do I because we are two individuals.
“He’s only now showing what I know he can do, and the sky’s the limit for him.”
Pirates captain Ward was pleased with his side despite their 50-43 loss at Blunsdon on Thursday and knows nothing but two wins will do as they bid to reach the play-offs.
“We came to try and maybe grab a point and although we didn’t do that we did pretty good in a way,” he said.
“Josh (Grajczonek) was one of our better riders and Maciej Janowski did his best, and although we didn’t get the point we had a fun night.
“This might be it for us and the play-offs but it all depends what happens elsewhere, but if we make it we will regroup and push on.
“We have a home match against Lakeside and then an away match at Belle Vue, and you never know what can happen against Belle Vue so we have to give it our all.
“If Peterborough get in there they will be very strong and maybe unbeatable while Birmingham and Swindon look very good, but hopefully we can get in there and cause a few problems.”
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