MXP: Hey Newf! First, are you able to inform us slightly about among the belongings you did over the vacations?
RL: Glad New 12 months!! The vacations have been fairly mellow for probably the most half. We spent Christmas at dwelling with mates and whatnot. On boxing day, we loaded up the automobile and headed to Calgary as Randi has household there. We took the youngsters to the trampoline park and Meston to B-Line bike park in the future, in order that was enjoyable. A lot of meals and drinks, and right here we’re again at it full steam forward for 2023.
MXP: No matter what sort of yr you had, everybody loves turning the calendar over to January and beginning recent with a brand new one year. Waiting for 2023, do you’ve got any particular objectives or plans you wish to see by way of?
RL: As all the time, I stay up for a recent begin to the yr. Our plan as a household can be to journey throughout Canada once more and hit up the ECAN and TransCan. It’s not simple with the price of issues nowadays, however we all the time appear to discover a strategy to make it work. Meston and I are in a troublesome spot so far as racing goes this yr. He can be in his first yr of 7-8, and I’m in my final yr of Vet Grasp, so I feel it is going to be secure to say that we each is perhaps consuming plenty of roost in 2023 (laughs). Nonetheless, we’ll nonetheless have enjoyable doing it. I can be again with the GDR Honda as soon as once more for 2023, and I’m actually wanting ahead to having an ideal season with these guys.
MXP: Okay, the golden query now. Who wins tomorrow in Anaheim? Do Tomac and Lawrence decide up the place they each left off in 2022, or will we see new riders step up?
RL: I’ve a extremely good feeling about Jason Anderson. Take a look at how he ended the SX collection final season, successful the final 4 in a row. From what we noticed, he had a wholesome low season. I feel there can be some rising pains with Eli Tomac and the brand new Yamaha, because it seems they’ve a late begin on the brand new bike. Additionally, you possibly can’t rule out Ken Roczen and Chase Sexton; they each can be going for it tomorrow evening. To reply your query, I’ll take JA21 for A1. So far as the Jett goes, Nobody will beat him moreover himself. If he stays out of hassle, I might see him going undefeated in West Coast SX in 23.