LINDBACK IRATE WITH INDIANS
Swedish star Antonio Lindback admits he’s fuming to have been left out of pocket by Indianerna’s financial troubles and sighed “we will not get paid.”
The FIM Speedway Grand Prix rider, who has signed for hometown team Masarna this season, quit the Indians during last year’s play-offs as the Kumla outfit descended into crisis.
They have recently been given permission to restructure their debts in the Swedish courts and plan to race on this season.
"They messed up the club that badly and I am not happy with what they did. They lied to us the whole time. The riders tried to help them and they just screwed us. It’s not good."
- Antonio Lindback
But Lindback admits their troubles have taken their toll on him as he prepares for 2017 and is surprised they have been given the green light to compete in this year’s Elitserien.
“We will not get paid,” he said. “They messed up the club that badly and I am not happy with what they did. They lied to us the whole time. The riders tried to help them and they just screwed us. It’s not good.
“It has happened and I am not thinking about it so much. But I don’t think I will get any money and my winter has been rubbish just because of them.
“It’s a shame. It’s an important club for Swedish speedway, so it’s not good for the sport. If they run a company and lie like they did, I don’t think they should be in the league.”
On a positive note for Lindback, he’s delighted to be representing boyhood team Masarna this season, where he joins forces with double world champion Tai Woffinden.
He said: “I’m back and it feels really good. It feels even better that my family is here – my partner and kids. I have had some good times at the club and I am really happy to be back there.
“Having Tai is a good boost for the club. We are good, good friends and we have a lot of fun together. To be racing with him will be so much fun.”
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