King’s Lynn Stars skipper Iversen in good form for Latvian GP

King's Lynn Stars v Poole Pirates speedway. ANL-150207-060636009

King's Lynn Stars v Poole Pirates speedway. ANL-150207-060636009

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King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars number one Niels-Kristian Iversen heads into the Rietumu Bank Latvian FIM Speedway Grand Prix this weekend in good form.

Lynn captain Iversen is fresh from a maximum on Wednesday against Wolves.

Stars team manager Rob Lyon said: “Niels was magnificent; he was so quick.

“He wasn’t always out of the tapes early.

“He was getting his points from the back, so it was a great performance from him; another 15-point maximum, superb.”

The Dane is chasing Great Britain’s Tai Woffinden who hopes to build on his FIM Speedway World Championship lead as he prepares for Daugavpils tomorrow.

The Scunthorpe-born star is 12 points clear of triple world champion Nicki Pedersen at the top of the standings.

But with eight rounds of the championship still to race, Iversen – 20 points behind Woffy – has plenty of time to catch up and has hit good form by winning the Adrian Flux British SGP in Cardiff.

World Championship standings: 1 Tai Woffinden 55, 2 Nicki Pedersen 43, 3 Greg Hancock 39, 4 Niels-Kristian Iversen 35, 5 Matej Zagar 34, 6 Chris Holder 31, 7 Jaroslaw Hampel 31, 8 Jason Doyle 29, 9 Michael Jepsen Jensen 27, 10 Andreas Jonsson 26, 11 Maciej Janowski 26, 12 Chris Harris 23, 13 Krzysztof Kasprzak 21, 14 Troy Batchelor 17, 15 Tomas H Jonasson 16, 16 Peter Kildemand 12, 17 Craig Cook 7, 18 Tomasz Gollob 4, 19 Bartosz Zmarzlik 3, 20 Timo Lahti 3, 21 Vaclav Milik 2, 22 Piotr Pawlicki 1, 23 Robert Lambert 1.

Stars teenager Robert Lambert has been named in the eight-man British Youth squad for the FIM World Under 21 Team Cup semi-final in Gustrow, Germany on August 22.

Boss Neil Vatcher has confirmed Lambert and captain Kyle Howarth will be definitely in the top four, with Lynn’s Ashley Morris among the candidates for the remaining two places. Britain face Germany, Denmark and Finland.

On Sunday the Lynn 
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Jake Knight has returned to the club and will ride in place of the injured James Cockle.