Menu
Card image cap

IVERSEN'S WILD AMBITION

Niels-Kristian Iversen hopes his status as Danish No.1 gives him the edge in the battle for an FIM Speedway Grand Prix wild card.

23 / 10 / 2017, 10:03

Former world No.3 Niels-Kristian Iversen hopes his status as Danish No.1 gives him the edge in the battle for an FIM Speedway Grand Prix wild card.

Iversen has withdrawn from the season-closing QBE Insurance Australian SGP in Melbourne on Saturday as he recovers from a broken shoulder which has sidelined him since August.

It’s no secret I didn’t have the best of times in the Grand Prix in the first half of the season. But if you look at my league results, I am still in the top 10 against the best riders in the world.

Niels-Kristian Iversen

He’s mathematically out of the race for a top-eight finish and must rely on receiving a wild card from SGP Commission to keep his place in the World Championship for 2018.

But Iversen faces stiff competition from the likes of Nicki Pedersen, whose season has also been heavily disrupted by injury, and Peter Kildemand – the sole Dane to reach an SGP final this year.

Having won his sixth straight national title and finished ninth in the Polish Ekstraliga averages, Iversen hopes his form will stand him in good stead when the picks are made.

He said: “To look at the wild cards, you need to look at the bigger picture – who has been the best all season? Who has been the most consistent league-wise and in the World Championship? I hope they look at that.

“It’s no secret I didn’t have the best of times in the Grand Prix in the first half of the season. But if you look at my league results, I am still in the top 10 against the best riders in the world.

“I managed to do pretty well for Gorzow and I did alright in the Swedish league for Piraterna too. I still won the Danish Championship and did alright in the Danish league. I would say the majority of my racing has been good.”

 

Card image cap

ELITSERIEN | PEDERSEN SET FOR SWEDISH COMEBACK

Triple world champion Nicki Pedersen makes his Swedish Elitserien comeback tonight when he lines up for Vastervik as they face Smederna.

Card image cap

WD-40 PARTNERS WITH SGP FOR HORSENS & CARDIFF SGP ROUNDS

WD-40 named as Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix title sponsor and Adrian Flux British SGP technical partner.

Card image cap

LAMBERT SET FOR GP CHALLENGE

Cardiff wild card Robert Lambert could crown a sensational season by qualifying for SGP 2019 after receiving a GP Challenge wild card.

Card image cap

EKSTRALIGA | PEDERSEN PILES UP POLISH POINTS

Triple world champion Nicki Pedersen is warming up nicely for the Danish SGP in Horsens after racing to 16 paid 17 points for Tarnow.

Card image cap

IN-FORM MJJ TARGETS SGP RETURN

Danish star Michael Jepsen Jensen is determined to push his case for a full-time SGP comeback after being named as Danish SGP wild card.

Card image cap

WORLD U21 | LAMBERT WINS RAWICZ QUALIFIER

British champion Robert Lambert’s magical week continues after he stormed into the FIM Speedway Under-21 Final with victory in Rawicz.

Card image cap

WORLD U21 | DRABIK LAUNCHES TITLE DEFENCE

Polish racer Maksym Drabik launches his FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship defence in today’s qualifier at Liberec.

Card image cap

AJ’S SGP HOMECOMING

Rospiggarna and Sweden icon Andreas Jonsson named as Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix wild card for Hallstavik on July 7.