BJERRE: NO RACE RUST
Wednesday 25th April 2012, 17:41
Danish star Kenneth Bjerre is confident a quiet April will not leave him rusty ahead of the FIM Fogo European SGP in Leszno on Saturday.
The Peterborough top gun has raced just three meetings for the Panthers since returning from the FIM Buckley Systems New Zealand SGP in Auckland on March 31, when he notched four points.
He scored four paid five at home to King’s Lynn on Good Friday, before bagging five that evening in the return fixture. But Bjerre bounced back with a fantastic 15 at Eastbourne last Saturday.
The Esbjerg-born man’s racing opportunities have been limited as he has not been competing for Polish club Wroclaw, who have selected his SGP rival Freddie Lindgren for their opening meetings.
The Danish Super League kicks-off on Friday and the Swedish Elitserien teams race their first fixtures on Tuesday. These competitions will give Bjerre some action to supplement his British bookings.
But the Huntingdon-based man doesn’t think his recent run of downtime will leave him struggling for speed in Leszno.
"I like Leszno and in the league meetings there Iâ€™ve scored well, so Iâ€™m going there to win it."
- Kenneth Bjerre
He said: “It has been quite quiet. But I feel good. I had a good meeting at Eastbourne on Saturday and got my engines and bikes back working. I’ve done some practicing and testing and I’m all ready.
“I had some engine problems in New Zealand and we know what happened now. It has all been changed and put back to how it should be, so it all should work out.”
Ekstraliga teams can track just one SGP regular per meeting under this season’s rules.
Asked whether he was concerned about his lack of meetings for Wroclaw who have kept faith with Lindgren, Bjerre said: “Hopefully they’ll pick the best team. I know I’m good enough to be in the team, but they’ve picked different. That’s their choice and we’ll see what happens.
“The Danish and Swedish leagues are coming up in the next week. I’m looking forward to going to Kumla (Indianerna), my new team in Sweden. It seems good there and I look forward to racing for them.”
Bjerre has reached the semi-finals and scored 10 points two years running at Leszno. But he is keen to go all the way to the top of the rostrum this season following his Western Springs nightmare.
He said: “I like Leszno and in the league meetings there I’ve scored well, so I’m going there to win it.
“I just have to win the races, make a good gate choice for the semis and do the job I know I can do.”
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