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King's Lynn rider wants a strong finish as he looks to put tough campaign behind him

King’s Lynn Stars rider Erik Riss wants a strong finish to put a tough 2021 season behind him.

The German racer, who turned 26 on Monday, said after Lynn ended their home programme with a draw against Sheffield last week: “From a team perspective the other boys made the best out of it that they could.

“There were a few Sheffield guys who were flying tonight, so it was hard competition.

Erik Riss walks the track.. (24656982)
Erik Riss walks the track.. (24656982)

“On a good night we would have beaten them, if I was performing up to standard, if Thomas (Jorgensen) was performing up to his standard, we would have beaten them easily.”

On a possible 2022 return, he replied: “I don’t know; we’ll see if the club even wants me back after this year!

“I don’t know if there’s interest from the club. I’m really disappointed with this year.

“I haven’t thought too much about my plans next year either, you know? I definitely want to ride in Europe next year which I haven’t done this year, which had to do with Covid as well.

“I definitely want to do the Polish league so I don’t even know at this point if I want to ride in the UK at all next year. Honestly, I haven’t really thought about it so I can’t give you an answer.

“I’m sure if the club is interested, then there’s definitely interest from my side.”

He wants to finish both his commitments for Lynn – who have Peterborough and Sheffield away to come – and the Championship before making any decisions: “Exactly: I just want to get the season done now, do as good as I can. The season’s still not done for King’s Lynn.

“So I want to use these last away meetings to show what I’m capable of. I want to show people in the club that it’s not me; I’ve just had issues all year and I want to do just as good as I can in the away meetings.

“The only places I’ve had issues with are King’s Lynn and Peterborough because they’re clay-based tracks.

“I look forward to Sheffield because they’re sand-based and I’m not worried about what can go wrong there and I know I can do well there.”

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