Saturday 11th August 2012, 09:56
Danish racer Kenneth Bjerre believes he is getting his form back for the end of the World Championship season and declared, “I can win in Italy – no problem.”
The Peterborough man goes into the FIM Fogo Italian SGP tonight laying a lowly 15th in the standings on 35 points – putting him 27 short of the top-eight automatic qualification places for 2013.
The former Danish champion has struggled to reproduce the consistency, which took him to eighth in his SGP debut season in 2009 and seventh in 2010 and 2011.
Bjerre was happier with his efforts in the Croatian SGP at Gorican on July 28, where he missed out on the semis with seven points. And he sees no reason why he can’t launch his fight back by topping the Terenzano rostrum.
"Iâ€™m feeling good and Iâ€™m riding quickly. Iâ€™m making good starts, so why canâ€™t I win it?"
- Kenneth Bjerre
He said: “It’s just another track and anyone can win on the day. We’ll see what happens. I can win in Italy – no problem. I’m feeling good and I’m riding quickly. I’m making good starts, so why can’t I win it?
“I’m enjoying racing and I’m getting big scores, apart from on Wednesday at Poole (where I scored four). Things just went wrong. I’m having some good weeks, I’m feeling good and I feel I am back to normal.”
Bjerre believes his equipment is fast enough for his Italian job tonight and says it was only rider error which cost him in Croatia.
He added: “I feel really good. I made one or two riding mistakes and they cost me two to four points. I lost out on the semis as a result.
“The bikes are riding well. I just can’t make any riding mistakes and I’ll come strong in Italy.
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