DANISH champion Nicki Pedersen has already established himself as one of the SGP series' all-time greats.
Thursday June 7 2012
DANISH champion Nicki Pedersen has already established himself as one of the SGP series' all-time greats. He has also teamed up with quite a few of speedway's legends. So Speedwaygp.com editor Paul Burbidge asked the Odense-born man to select the best seven riders he has the pleasure of calling team mates ahead of the FIM Dansk Metal Danish SGP on Saturday ...
HANS NIELSEN (Brovst)
"He taught me some good things when we rode together in Denmark. He told me a lot of things. He shared equipment with me and a lot of experience."
GREG HANCOCK (Czestochowa)
"I rode with him in Poland and he was a great guy to talk with when it came to setups. I think it worked both ways - we helped each other."
JASON CRUMP (King's Lynn)
"At the time we rode together, he had been doing the Grand Prix before I got into it. I took some of the experience he had on board.
"We both respect each other and I'm a little bit younger than him. I was listening to the things he said at the time, but even then, I think there was respect on both sides."
LEIGH ADAMS (Lejonen)
"Leigh was absolutely one of the best guys, especially league-wise. With the setups and experience he had all over the world, he was always a great guy to talk business with. We had fun too."
TOMASZ GOLLOB (Gorzow)
"Tomasz is a top guy and the best name in Poland. He's a different character and sometimes I like to see different guys doing different things. You can learn from them."
BILLY HAMILL (Smederna)
"He was always a racer and the equipment and stuff he had was always a little bit different. I always try to prepare my stuff differently to the other guys. I liked the way Billy did his bikes and the way he built his team."
TODD WILTSHIRE (Vastervik)
"He was probably one of the best guys in the world at setting up the bikes. With all the experience he had, he was a clever guy. He definitely won a lot of races because of the experience he had and the fact he was so clever on a speedway bike."