LIND-BACK FOR 2017
Swedish international Antonio Lindback admitted “I wanted to prove to myself I could be up in the top eight” after recovering from a dip in form to snatch seventh spot in the FIM Speedway World Championship.
The Rio Rocket finished fourth in the QBE Insurance Australian SGP last Saturday to seal his spot in the 2017 SGP series.
"I knew Melbourne was a very important one and I am very proud of me and my team. We’ve worked so hard and we’re up in the top eight."
- Antonio Lindback
It’s fair to say the previous five rounds didn’t go to plan for Lindback as he failed to make a single semi-final after winning the Adrian Flux British SGP in Cardiff on July 9.
But a solid start to the year with semi-final appearances in Krsko, Warsaw and Horsens, coupled with his Principality Stadium and Etihad Stadium stormers were enough to earn him the joint highest finish of his SGP career – matching his seventh place in 2012.
After a rocky run of form, Lindback was elated to earn his spot in the 2017 SGP series by right.
He said: “It was hard work. I started off the season really well, but in the end I was in deep trouble. I knew Melbourne was a very important one and I am very proud of me and my team. We’ve worked so hard and we’re up in the top eight.
“I’ve had problems finding setups and good harmony in the team this year. But we’re working hard now and it’s much, much better.
“I wanted to prove to myself I could be up in the top eight and qualify by myself and I did that. I’m very happy.”
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