LINDGREN HAILS AMAZING WOLVES
Wolverhampton skipper Freddie Lindgren hailed an “amazing” title triumph for his side as they lifted the British Elite League championship for the first time since 2009.
The men from Monmore Green went down 50-42 at Belle Vue on Wednesday night, but it was enough to secure them a 96-86 aggregate success over the two legs.
Lindgren led the way on 14 points, while his SGP rival Tai Woffinden tallied 11, racing to the vital victory in heat 14 that sealed gold.
"It feels awesome. It has been a long time since we won it in 2009. I have been with this club all my British career and it’s just amazing to win the title with Wolverhampton again."
- Freddie Lindgren
Both were part of the club’s 2009 title-winning team, along with Sweden’s Peter Karlsson, who announced he had raced his last meeting for Wolves at the National Speedway Stadium.
Lindgren was elated to see off a dogged Aces challenge to lift the trophy. He told Sky Sports: “We were working hard all night. Belle Vue came out really strong and really fighting. They rattled us. But we had the most quality in our team, we were the best team and we won it.
“It feels awesome. It has been a long time since we won it in 2009. I have been with this club all my British career and it’s just amazing to win the title with Wolverhampton again.
“It has been a really good year for the whole club and team. Everyone has been through a long season, so it’s really nice to get the champagne.”
Wolves team boss Peter Adams said: "This is thoroughly merited and the team deserve this success. Belle Vue and Poole may have been the slightly better teams over the course of the season, but it's who's better over four meetings at the end which counts most.
"I've said for many years now, building confidence and getting results is just part of it from March to September.
"It's what you do in October that really matters and we've come up trumps once again.
"Every single rider has played their part along the way and we mustn't forget the points that Joonas Kylmakorpi and Mikkel Bech scored to get us to this point. This is another great night for the club and I'm delighted for everyone involved."
Belle Vue were led by Slovenian star Matej Zagar, who scored 10 paid 11 points from four rides, while Joe Jacobs bagged nine paid 12 at reserve, Max Fricke notched nine and Craig Cook added eight paid nine.
For full details of the scorers, click here: http://www.speedwaygp.com/league_results.
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