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RIDER REVIEW: PETER KILDEMAND

SGP Rider Review looks back at the FIM Speedway Grand Prix stars of 2016. Today we feature Danish racer Peter Kildemand.

19 / 11 / 2016, 10:00

SGP Rider Review looks back at the FIM Speedway Grand Prix stars of 2016. Today we feature Danish racer Peter Kildemand.

The Odense-born man made a fantastic first impression in the World Championship, reaching two finals as a wild card in 2014 and three as series first reserve last year.

Having won the 2015 Kjærgaard Danish SGP in Horsens and stormed within three points of automatic qualification for this season, despite missing the opening three rounds, it was no surprise he was handed a permanent wild card.

It was also no shock when he opened this season with victory at the Slovenian SGP in Krsko to top the World Championship for the first time in his career.

But he was unable to follow up his heroics there and reached just one more semi-final all season in Malilla.

Kildemand’s campaign was dogged by injuries. He crashed out of Denmark’s SGP qualifying meeting in Esbjerg with damage to his ribs, which left him with breathing difficulties in April.

He was left heavily shaken by another crash in Sweden and was also troubled by a cruciate knee ligament injury suffered in 2015, undergoing surgery on it at the end of this season.

PK finished 12th in the final SGP standings on 68 points, leaving him 23 short of qualification for next term.

But he has been handed the consolation prize of the first reserve berth for the 2017 World Championship, meaning he’s likely to be back in SGP action at some stage next year.

 

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