MIKKEL IN DEMAND
Friday 20th July 2012, 17:29
Danish starlet Mikkel B Jensen is confident his FIM Monster Energy SWC heroics will put him in the shop window for club sides in Poland, Sweden and Britain.
The 17-year-old became the youngest man ever to race in a World Cup Final in Malilla on Saturday, when he starred on eight points to help Denmark regain the Ove Fundin Trophy.
His victory over 2010 world champion Tomasz Gollob at Event 1 in his home town Bydgoszcz was one of the rides of the tournament.
And the fact Mikkel B overcame being dropped for the Race Off to accommodate Nicki Pedersen’s return underlined his mental steel, as he replaced Leon Madsen in style for the Final.
The Naestved-born racer left school last month and has only limited experience outside of the Danish Super League.
But he could not have made a better start to life as a full-time speedway rider and is excited about the offers which will come his way on the back of his Malilla magic.
"All the team managers out there can see that I know how to ride my bike and I can do it against the best, so thatâ€™s pretty good for next year."
- Mikkel B Jensen
He said: “I’m just happy and dancing around like crazy. This is the perfect way to start my career.
“All the team managers out there can see that I know how to ride my bike and I can do it against the best, so that’s pretty good for next year.
“My goal was seven points and no zeros – I scored eight and I am really happy with that.”
Triple world champion Nicki Pedersen has made no secret of the fact racing with young guns Jepsen Jensen and Mikkel B transformed the spirit in the Danish camp this summer.
The team’s youngest member agrees and says the sense of fun in the side made all the difference.
He added: “I’m pretty sure we won on our team spirit on Saturday.
"That was cool – it was really, really sick. Everyone supported each other and it really helped us.
“We’re a young team and like Michael and Puk said, we’re young and we have more fun. That’s what’s needed in the sport because sometimes it gets too serious.
“Then you stop focusing and maybe miss out in some heats, but we had some fun between each other.”
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