Two key members of the 2015 King’s Lynn Stars side say they can’t wait for the season to start.
Niels-Kristian Iversen is “one hundred percent ready” after suffering serious injury late in the previous campaign, while Rory Schlein says he feels at home at the club.
Iversen sustained a bad knee injury last August riding in the Gorzow Grand Prix when clashing with eventual world champion Greg Hancock. This ended his season and finished his hopes of a GP podium spot, while Lynn’s title charge faltered during their number one’s absence.
Following an intensive recovery program, the Dane told speedwayeuro.com: “Of course it is not like that everything is okay at one moment but I’m getting well.
“I can already run and my training is more and more complex so I can’t complain.
“After the injury I had everything exactly planned how it would look like and now this is exactly this way so I can say that everything goes according to the plan.”
The Esbjerg-born ace commented on his preparations for the season: “Of course if it hadn’t been for the injury, everything would be in a different way but we can’t turn back the time.
“I’m training all the time and step by step I’m coming back to the best disposition.”
On next season, he added: “It is still some time so I will build my form with no problems to be ready at the beginning of the season.
“Surely I will be ready in one hundred percent during my first heat in season 2015 and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Australian Schlein, who is likely to continue as captain subject to a team meeting at the Norfolk Arena, said: “Everything feels like home here.”
The former Belle Vue and Coventry rider added: “I’ve signed for three clubs now. It’s something that funnily enough I have talking about.
“I’ve gone back to a lot of clubs I’ve had good spells with and enjoyed: obviously here at King’s Lynn; I’ve also gone back to my very first Swedish club that I first went over to when I was 18 or 19; and I’ve gone back to the club in Poland where I had my best season in Poland.”
Lynn have re-signed six of the same seven riders who went so close to winning their first-ever Elite League title last year.
Schlein added: “We all know each other well and it’s just a nice feeling. You don’t have to try new set-ups on a new track.”
Iversen has been confirmed for Schlein’s testimonial at the Norfolk Arena on Sunday, March 15. The rest so far named are: Jason Doyle, Chris Holder, Chris Harris, Olly Allen, Simon Stead, Troy Batchelor and Scott Nicholls.