King’s Lynn Stars rider Nicklas Porsing says he needs another year in British speedway in order to develop his career.
Porsing came to Lynn at the end of 2013 and last season the Danish rider got off to a sticky start in the main body of the team, but came on leaps and bounds in the second half of the campaign at the Adrian Flux Arena club.
The 22-year-old said: “I think the way I finished the year is exactly what I’m capable of.
“I spoke to Buster (Chapman) and Rob (Lyon) and said I can put one-and-a-half points on my average. I know I can improve and hopefully they will give me a chance to improve.”
Porsing was an Under 21 World Cup winner two years ago with the Denmark team.
He said he likes living over in the UK and is based just outside Downham, living with manager of Nicklas Porsing Racing, David Wootton.
The Herning-born rider commented: “I like it. It’s a bit like it is at home, nice and quiet and I think the weather is a bit like it is in Denmark!
“David is like a second father for me. He helps me by saying: ‘I know you can do it’.”
He now has bikes set up in the UK and in Europe, which he says will help in his preparartions: “It means I can concentrate on getting more fit and more ready, for sure I’d like a faster set-up.”
Like his fellow Dane at Lynn, Niels-Kristian Iversen, Porsing grew up with speedway early in his life: “I have been racing since I was four years old. I was on 80cc junior speedway when I was 10, and when you’re 12 you’re competing in junior championships.
“You had the pressure on as you’re riding in Danish championships.”
He spoke of the strange instance of meeting his speedway hero, four-times Swedish champion Andreas Jonsson, at Lakeside Hammers.
“I came up against Andreas when riding versus Lakeside. You’re at the tapes, and it’s you’re sporting hero there!”
Now that Lynn number one Iversen has stated he is not returning to the British Elite League next year, Porsing hopes to learn whether he will be retained at the Saddlebow Road stadium soon.
The 22-year-old has been sorting out sponsors and visiting his family back home in Denmark before flying out to Australia to take a break.