BJERRE LEAVES LYON OUT
Friday 8th June 2012, 18:23
Danish racer Kenneth Bjerre has dropped King’s Lynn boss Rob Lyon from his SGP racing team as he bids to slim down his crew and climb the World Championship standings.
Speaking at Friday’s press conference prior to the FIM Dansk Metal Danish SGP, The Peterborough rider revealed that Lyon will not be joining him in Copenhagen on Saturday or at the FIM Gorzow SGP of Poland on June 23.
Bjerre plans to make his father Ivan Jensen a regular fixture in the Grand Prix pits again and confirmed his mental coach Erik Ostenkjaer will also remain by his side.
While Bjerre says he remains on good terms with Lyon, he admits bringing him on board had not had the desired effect in a frustrating season for the Grindsted rider.
"I could have got 20 points from four Grand Prix rounds on my own, even if Iâ€™d spannered and done everything. Iâ€™m not feeling that anyone in the team was giving me what I needed."
- Kenneth Bjerre
He said: “I spoke to him and, as I told all my team, none of the guys have given me anything – I could have got 20 points from four Grand Prix rounds on my own, even if I’d spannered and done everything. I’m not feeling that anyone in the team was giving me what I needed.
“I need my confidence and my racing back – I need all the basic stuff to work. Before that happens, he (Rob) can’t really give me what I need from him, so he won’t be there on Saturday or next time.
“I can’t say at the minute that he won’t be back. He’s a great guy and he knows what it’s all about. We just haven’t been able to work together and give each other what we needed.
“We still speak and he came to Peterborough last week when Poole were there. We had a chat. There’s nothing wrong.”
The Esbjerg-born man feels he has had too many voices in his ear during SGP rounds this term.
He said: “I just feel I want to go back to basics and have less people around me and the people who know how I work, like my mental guy Erik. I just want one to have one person like Erik to concentrate on and he can get me going.
“There have been too many opinions and it was hard for me to decide what was best for me. I want less people around me and there’s no-one who knows me better than my Dad and Erik.
“The way my team was built in past years and this year is with my Dad around. I could look into doing things differently. But I need to get back to knowing what I’m doing. I’ve been too confused and I just haven’t been believing.”
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