STILL IN GOOD NICK
Tuesday 14th August 2012, 14:03
Danish No.1 Nicki Pedersen refused to wave the white flag in the World Championship race, despite Greg Hancock extending his advantage at the top in Terenzano on Saturday.
The Odense-born rider exited the FIM Fogo Italian SGP at the semi-final stages with 10 points, while Hancock stormed to third place and 14.
This leaves the Californian 10 clear at the summit on 111, while Pedersen has 101, Jason Crump is third on 97 and fourth-placed Chris Holder has 94.
All three of Herbie’s rivals saw their night end with 10 points in the semis, while the defending champion tightened his grip on first place by getting into the medal race. But Pedersen refuses to panic with four rounds to go.
"Iâ€™m still second and Iâ€™m glad there are four racing tracks left in the Grand Prix. Iâ€™m confident for every single one."
- Nicki Pedersen
He is determined to maintain his assault on a fourth World Championship, starting in the FIM Fogo British SGP at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on August 25.
He said: “I’m still second and I’m glad there are four racing tracks left in the Grand Prix. I’m confident for every single one.
“I’ve scored double figures in Gorican and at Terenzano, so I’m definitely up for the hunt. It’s still a long season and there are still a lot of rounds to go.
“Greg squeezed in again and got four points on me. He’s 10 clear, but I’ll keep fighting.
“He has been lucky, but luck doesn’t just come by itself. If you’re lucky, you fight for it. There were a couple of races where he wasn’t quite with the guys, but then he was second or first. Fair play to him, the luck will turn my way sooner or later.”
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