CHANGING THE LAW
World Number two heads to Hammers
Bradley Law has ended an eight year association with Ramsgate after they negotiated a shock £1million deal to sell the world number two to relegated Cradley Heath. Law has become the second most expensive rider in the history of the sport following the switch from the side he won the Club Pairs title with for a second time last year, promoter Phil Watmough deciding that his partner in that success—Shane Goodwin—was that one that would remain with the Rams, as he looked to accommodate Indro Alonen at heat leader plus a host of youngsters in the lower order. If up-and-coming Brits’ Jack Maynard and Simon Wallis were to stay one of Goodwin or Law must leave, the surprise however was that Watmough let Law—who’d been at the Channel Arena since he was 15—go on a full deal given the huge interest in taking him on loan. The influx of funds did ease the purchase of Alonen for £500,000 from West Fife, that though a strange deal in itself given Jake Edwards was sent the other way. Another factor in Law’s sale was the ability of Watmough to get his hands on 17 year old Joseph Wall, he comes into the Rams as part of the deal from Cradley, Wall averaged just shy of nine points in the junior league for the Hammers in SL18. Watmough’s pursuit of bringing together the most promising of the home nation youngsters didn’t stop there, he also adding 17 year old James Heath to the Rams roster, a rider who averaged 7.28 for the Sittingbourne juniors last season as well as finishing in the top six of the BU19 Final, beating many riders two years his senior in the process.