Frustrating Danish Grand Prix return for King’s Lynn Star Iversen

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King’s Lynn Stars speedway number one Niels-Kristian Iversen endured a frustrating evening on Saturday at his home FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Denmark.

Iversen finished in 10th spot which included a tangle with fellow Danish star Nicki Pedersen.

Iversen was deemed at fault in Heat 10 and was excluded.

Iversen Tweeted: “Frustrating GP tonight. tough battle for no reward. Thanks to the Danish fans for a great support. Disappointed I couldn’t make it count.”

Former Star Maciej Janowski stormed to glory in Horsens, but ‘Magic’ held off a ferocious challenge from Aussie star Chris Holder to top the rostrum, with world champion Tai Woffinden bagging third place to edge top of the FIM Speedway World Championship, level on 39 points with Holder.

Pedersen was excluded from the final after crashing with Woffinden in the first staging of the race.

He is set for medical checks on his hand.

Kjærgaard Danish SGP scorers: 1 Maciej Janowski 16, 2 Chris Holder 13, 3 Tai Woffinden 15, 4 Nicki Pedersen 10, 5 Greg Hancock 14, 6 Antonio Lindback 10, 7 Matej Zagar 8, 8 Andreas Jonsson 8, 9 Jason Doyle 7, 10 Niels-Kristian Iversen 7, 11 Peter Kildemand 7, 12 Bartosz Zmarzlik 7, 13 Piotr Pawlicki 5, 14 Anders Thomsen 5, 15 Chris Harris 4, 16 Fredrik Lindgren 2, 17 Mikkel Bech Jensen DNR, 18 Mikkel Michelsen DNR.

Standings, top 13: 1 Woffinden 39, 2 Holder 39, 3 Hancock 38, 4 Janowski 36, 5 Lindback 30, 6 Kildemand 28, 7 Zagar 26, 8 Doyle 25, 9 Zmarzlik 25, 10 Pedersen 24, 11 Jonsson 22, 12 Lindgren 21, 13 Iversen 19.

Result from Saturday’s British Youth Championship round at the Adrian Flux Arena - 500cc: 1 Kyle Bickley, 2 Jordan Jenkins, 3 Tom Brennan.

250cc: 1 Jason Edwards, 2 Drew Kemp, 3 Aaron Butcher.

150cc: 1 Nathan Ablitt, 2 Mason O’Rourke, 3 Kieran McCoy.

125cc: 1 Jordan Palin, 2 Joe Thompson, 3 Dan Thompson.

l Robert Lambert World U21 preview in Friday’s paper.