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IVERSEN'S LOCAL INFLUENCE

Danish champion Niels-Kristian Iversen hopes his local influence can help hometown team Esbjerg to national success.

06 / 03 / 2019, 09:12

Danish champion Niels-Kristian Iversen hopes his local influence can help hometown team Esbjerg to national success.

NKI leads the club into Danish Speedway League action this season after penning a new two-year deal.

Esbjerg is my local team. It’s my city and I am pleased to be there. I always enjoy being there.

Niels-Kristian Iversen

While Iversen competes all over the world and also races for Polish side Torun and Swedish team Piraterna, his home city always holds a special place in his heart.

Riders like Maciej Janowski in Wroclaw, Bartosz Zmarzlik in Gorzow, Patryk Dudek in Zielona Gora and Antonio Lindback in Avesta can have a huge impact on boosting their local club’s fortunes on and off the track.

And while Iversen lives in the UK, he is keen to use his profile back home to help Esbjerg chase title glory.

He said: “Esbjerg is my local team. It’s my city and I am pleased to be there. I always enjoy being there.

“I know a lot of people from there and I am happy to be able to make an impact on the speedway and try and take it forward again.

“We have had quite a few tough years now at the club there and we want to get back to the top end. I believe we can do that too.

“I know I have quite a lot of media attention in the city. Many people know who I am and it’s a good way to promote the sport. It’s nice to be able to make an impact on that.

“Obviously I have to do my job on the track; otherwise it’s a negative impact. But hopefully me being there is good for me, the club and the city.”

 

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