Living as one but it will be no party for Morten
MORTEN Risager has described the Witches team of 2012 as ‘awesome’.
MORTEN Risager has described the Witches team of 2012 as ‘awesome’. The 24-year-old Dane will link up with his Ipswich team-mates at press and practice day next month, but is already itching to get started, buoyed by the exciting team he feels has been put together at Foxhall. And with many of the team living in Ipswich this season, Risager can look forward to sharing a house with Rohan Tungate and Dakota North – something he is looking forward to. “Yes, I’ll be living with Rohan and Dakota, but it won’t be a party house,” Risager said. “Of course we will have some laughs, but we are at Ipswich to do a job and give 100% for the team and that’s what we will do. “I think we have got an awesome team – a team where almost every rider is capable of upping their average. The room for improvement is massive.” Risager has always wanted to return to Ipswich this year – he is an Ipswich asset anyhow – and he admits to being excited for the season ahead. “I don’t think I’ve looked forward to a season as much as I’m looking forward to this one,” he added. “I bugged Chris Louis from about August last year, to get my contract sorted for this season. “I’m not going to set myself targets and things like that, I’m just going to ride, hopefully improve and then see where it takes me. “Last year I said I wanted to challenge Kevin Doolan for the No.1 race jacket. Of course I want to again, but I’m not going to worry about that, just keep doing my thing. Ipswich is a great club and a lovely place to be. Everything is done right and I know the Ipswich fans are going to love the exciting racing we are going to put on for them.” Risager finished last season in good form, after suffering a painful finger injury at Rye House early in the season. It was a bad blow and took him a long time to recover and then get back into the groove of racing. Risager is still only 24, but has a wealth of experience, having ridden for nine clubs already. He likes the way the Witches operate, all he wants now is a season free from injury. “People say I have reached my level, but that’s just not the case,” he added. “I have suffered injuries, or been dropped from teams every season since 2004, which has dented my confidence at times. “But I’m really looking forward to this season, with a team all proud to wear a Witches race jacket. Ipswich is my first priority and the first priority of all the riders. I can’t wait to get going.” The Witches start their season on Thursday, March 15, with a League Cup meeting against Rye House.