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Danish youngster delighted to extend stay his stay at King's Lynn

Young prospect Frederick Jakobsen has spoken of his delight after becoming the first piece of the club's team jigsaw for 2023.

The Minors & Brady King's Lynn Stars snapped up the Dane on a bargain average of 5.04 at the start of August and despite making quite the impression, he will begin the new campaign on the same figure.

Jakobsen has fitted in well since racing in the UK for the first time with Lynn, managing double figures in all his six meetings from August 11 onwards.

Frederik Jakobsen leads the way. (60062551)
Frederik Jakobsen leads the way. (60062551)

The delighted Dane said: "We wanted to prove a point after last week.

"Everything has been really good so far and credit to Alex for fitting me in only two-and-a-half months ago.

"It took me the first two or three meetings to get settled in to see what it's like.

"It's also an investment for next year as well and I'm pleased to see they're investing for the future."

The move has been made easier with the relaxation of the rules next year concerning the number of leagues riders in Poland can also compete in.

"Yes it was an easy decision to make but it was all up to the rules with Poland. Pretty everyone knows it was just one league outside of that.

"I've no doubt in my mind that I'll be back for next year. For me it's about us capturing the stability. We need to catch up.

"I know there's good things in sight for next year so I think everyone is pretty much buzzing to get going again and hopefully be on a roll for the first match."

Team boss Alex Brady said: "It's massive for us.

"When I agreed a deal back in June it was always the plan to be a minimum 18-month deal.

"Fortunately the rules are about to be relaxed to race in two countries as well as Poland.

"Fred was always going to be first on the team sheet and the average he is going to start on is a mockery. Hopefully it helps us build a strong, competitive team."

Brady commented on last night's 55-35 win over Premiership champions Belle Vue to round off Lynn's home campaign: "The natural watering of the track over the weekend has helped it a lot.

"It's probably the best meeting of the season, so for anyone who's stayed away I feel sorry for them; a brilliant team performance.

Was the pressure off? "I think it had a major bearing," replied Brady.

"I think Belle Vue came here to try to win, make no mistake about it.

"Our boys turned up with a track they liked.

"It was just a night where everything seemed to go right for us and they've been few and far between this season. It's nice to seal it with a home win and build for next year."

He added: "For Jason (Edwards) to get paid ten from the Rising Star position is fantastic.

"He's been threatening that since he's been with us. He was my star man."

Meanwhile, tonight's round of the Premiership Pairs at Leicester has been postponed due to unsuitable track conditions following recent heavy rainfall.

A new date for the meeting is to be confirmed. The series continues at Belle Vue on Thursday (October 27).

The season cut-off for all meetings is by Monday, October 31.

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