Richard Lawson (speedway rider)

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Richard Lawson
Born (1986-02-14) 14 February 1986 (age 32)
Whitehaven, Cumbria
Current club information
British leagueGlasgow Tigers
Career history
2008Redcar Cubs
2009–2013Workington Comets
2010Wolverhampton Wolves
2012Peterborough Panthers
2013–2016Lakeside Hammers
2015–2017Glasgow Tigers
2018-Lakeside Hammers
Team honours
2009Premier League Fours
2010Young Shield
2016Premier League Knock-Out Cup

Richard Lawson (born 14 February 1986) is a British speedway rider.


Born in Whitehaven, Cumbria.[1] After a successful junior career in motocross, which included winning the British 125cc championship in 2003, he rode professionally for Kawasaki before taking up speedway in June 2008.[1][2] He made his competitive debut in the Conference League for Redcar Cubs before signing to ride for Workington Comets in the Premier League in 2009.[1][3] He stayed with the Comets in 2010 and also signed for Elite League Wolverhampton Wolves as their number 8.[1][4] He remained with the Comets until the end of the 2013 season, and gained further Elite League experience in 2012 with Peterborough Panthers and in 2013 with Lakeside Hammers.[1][5] He signed to ride again for the Hammers in 2014 and opted not to re-sign for the Comets.

In 2015, Lawson moved to Glasgow Tigers in the Premier League, staying with Lakeside in the Elite League.[6]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Rider Index", Retrieved 23 November 2013
  2. ^ "From motocross to speedway in four months: Lawson set for Coventry", Daily Mail, 1 February 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2013
  3. ^ Waterhouse, Ian (2008) "New Workington Speedeay Rider Richard Lawson Aiming to Make Big Impact", News and Star, 20 November 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2013
  4. ^ "Speedway: Richard Lawson agrees move to Wolverhampton", Daily Mirror, 23 January 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2013
  5. ^ "Speedway Ace Richard Lawson Buoyed by Elite League Rides", The Cumberland News, 23 May 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2013
  6. ^ Lanning, Phil (2015) "Speedway star Richard Lawson: I couldn't wait to join Glasgow Tigers' million dollar men", Daily Record, 14 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2017

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