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FRICKE'S SGP QUEST

Aussie ace Max Fricke insisted “I feel I’m in a good place” to become a full-time FIM Speedway Grand Prix star.

06 / 08 / 2018, 10:37

Aussie ace Max Fricke insisted “I feel I’m in a good place” to become a full-time FIM Speedway Grand Prix star.

The 2016 World Under-21 champion fell just two points short of qualification at the GP Challenge in Landshut on July 28 after suffering a bike failure in his final heat.

I have done a few GP rounds before and I have done a couple of qualifiers. I feel I’m in a pretty good position to be able to do it. I have the setup now and I feel I’m in a good place.

Max Fricke

It was a cruel way to miss out for the Andorra-based racer. He said: “I was in a good position and a GP dream could now be blown for another year maybe. That’s the way it is. There’s always next year I guess.

“I have done a few GP rounds before and I have done a couple of qualifiers. I feel I’m in a pretty good position to be able to do it. I have the setup now and I feel I’m in a good place.”

While Fricke’s qualifying dream may be over for this year, he is still keen to push his case for one of the four permanent wild cards handed out by the SGP Commission.

The Belle Vue, Rospiggarna and Wroclaw man scored 11 paid 12 for Australia as they thrashed Great Britain in a test match at Glasgow on Saturday, and is firmly in play-off contention with all three of his clubs.

With plenty of chances to impress still ahead of him, he’s determined to use the business end of the season to show his class.

He said: “Getting a pick would be a dream come true. The Challenge wasn’t my last opportunity to impress. I’ll focus on the league stuff now until the end of the year. Hopefully I can finish strong now with Belle Vue, Wroclaw in Poland and Rospiggarna in Sweden.

“There are a lot of meetings in my schedule and hopefully the rest of the year works out well.”

 

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