Fans’ favourite Mads Korneliussen has spoken of his delight in returning to the King’s Lynn Stars speedway club next season.
Korneliussen featured in a Stars race jacket for three seasons between 2011-13 and ended his spell as captain before riding for Leicester the following campaign.
He hasn’t been seen since in the UK, but the lure of the Saddlebow circuit proved to be too much for the popular rider.
The 32-year-old feels he doesn’t haven’t anything to prove, only to repay the faith Lynn have shown by asking him back: “I don’t think so - I’m too old to take that into consideration. I just want to prove it to Rob (Lyon, team manager).
“They never won anything and it would be nice to win something for them. I don’t really need to prove anything.”
He said of his stint for the Lions: “At Leicester it wasn’t good for me, and it was probably a good thing to take a year out from England.
“Last year I thought that was the best decision but I missed racing at the start of the year. Here you start the season really well, when in Poland you need to score double figures in the first meeting.
“I was grateful to have my testimonial at King’s Lynn. Lynn is the only place where I would come back in England. It was a no-brainer to come back.”
He will warm up for 2016 by taking part in the eighth Ben Fund Bonanza fund-raiser on March 12 at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena. Korneliussen is a previous winner, having triumphed at Berwick in 2013.
The Aalborg-born rider took a part-time job last year in order to make ends meet, but added: “It’s nice to do England and not have to work. It’s nice to be a full-time speedway rider.”