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MADSEN PUMPED FOR PRAGUE

In-form Danish ace Leon Madsen admitted “I’m excited for Prague already” as he bids to continue his sublime start to SGP 2019.

09 / 06 / 2019, 10:22

In-form Danish ace Leon Madsen admitted “I’m excited for Prague already” as he bids to continue his sublime start to SGP 2019.

The 30-year-old was handed an FIM Speedway Grand Prix wild card and he’s definitely making the most of his opportunity, winning the opening round in Warsaw, before finishing third in Krsko.

Madsen, who extended his Czestochowa contract until the end of 2022 this week, has been riding high in the PGE Ekstraliga average charts for a few years. But making such a strong step-up on to the SGP stage is giving the Vejle-born racer a real buzz.

I’m enjoying my speedway more than I ever have before. I’m pleased I came into the Grand Prix series with experience behind me.

Leon Madsen

After scoring 13 points in Warsaw and Krsko, Madsen is just two points behind SGP top two Bartosz Zmarzlik and Patryk Dudek in third place.

The European champion is determined to keep his consistent scoring up at the ANLAS Czech SGP in Prague on Saturday.

He said: “I’m very happy with another positive result. Being stable throughout the season is my main goal, and Krsko was another good meeting for me.

“I’m satisfied, and my team is working very hard in the pits right now. I feel good on the bike, and I’m excited for Prague already.

“I’m enjoying my speedway more than I ever have before. I’m pleased I came into the Grand Prix series with experience behind me.

“I’m 30 years old, and I’m in a good moment of my life right now. I trained hard in the winter, but I’ve been maintaining those high levels for three seasons in the leagues. Now we’re trying to bring that into the GP series.”

Madsen hasn’t been shy in his SGP goal-setting. While some riders enter the World Championship hoping for a top-eight berth in their debut campaign, the Czestochowa icon is in no mood to hang around.

He said: “Many riders come into the GP and set a goal of finishing in the top eight. But I don’t have that goal.

“If you join the Grand Prix as a 20-year-old I think it is fair to set that target. But for me, it’s not like that. I’ve been around for many years and I am here to fight for the World Championship.

“And I believe I can do it – if not this year, then next year. I said before the season if I can get away from Warsaw and Krsko with good points then it will be a good season, and I’ve done that now. I’m excited about that.”

 

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