Fans’ favourite Mads Korneliussen is on his way back to the Adrian Flux Arena in 2016 after agreeing a welcome return to the King’s Lynn Stars side.
Korneliussen, 32, is the fifth rider to join the Stars for next season and will link up with Troy Batchelor, Rory Schlein, Robert Lambert and Lewis Rose at Saddlebow Road.
The Dane is of course no stranger to the club, having spent three seasons as a Star and captaining the side in his final year.
The decision to sign Korneliussen was an easy one for team manager Rob Lyon, who is excited to bring him back to Norfolk.
Lyon said: “Having Mads back in the team was an easy decision and it didn’t take long to conclude a deal.
“He loves being at King’s Lynn and spending a couple of seasons away will have done him good. There is no doubt he is a quality rider and I am delighted to have him back in the team.”
Korneliussen admits that the opportunity to return to Norfolk was one he couldn’t turn down, saying: “Rob called and asked if I wanted to come back.
“I told him, King’s Lynn is the only place that I want to ride. Buster (Chapman, club owner) phoned me a couple of days later and the deal was done, it was pretty easy really.
“After being at Leicester I didn’t miss the UK, but the opportunity to move back to King’s Lynn is a good choice for me and my career.
“I know what the set-up is, the people, the track and it is a place that is easy to get to. It makes it so much easier for me on a race day.”
Since Korneliussen’s involvement in the team two years ago, much has changed, but he is looking forward to working with a new team.
The Dane continued: “It’s sad to see Niels go, but Rob and Buster are putting together a good side. We have Rory, Robert, Troy and Lewis so far which is good.
“Robert wasn’t in the team when I was there last, but I have followed his progress and he has been doing really well. I rode with Troy at Swindon and we had a good partnership so I’m looking forward to riding with him again.”