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MADSEN: I DON'T NEED TO WIN THE MEETINGS

Danish star Leon Madsen admitted “I don’t need to win the meetings” as he bids to pile up the points in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series.

24 / 06 / 2019, 11:21

Danish star Leon Madsen admitted “I don’t need to win the meetings” as he bids to pile up the points in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series.

The Vejle-born racer heads to the Norrbil Swedish SGP in Hallstavik on July 6 level on 40 points with Patryk Dudek at the World Championship summit, with the Pole only ahead by virtue of his FIM ranking.

Like Dudek, Madsen has reached every final this season, with the Czestochowa racer victorious in Warsaw, third in Krsko and second in Prague.

I don’t need to win the meetings. I was very happy about second place last time in Prague. The most important thing for me is that every time I am stable and score the points.

Leon Madsen

He admits Hallstavik hasn’t always been a happy hunting ground for him. But having scored at least 13 points in every round so far, Madsen knows consistency is crucial in a series where points make prizes.

He said: “I can tell you Hallstavik is not one of my favourites because it’s a small track. But Warsaw was also small and I won there. Hopefully I can go and get a good result again.

“I don’t need to win the meetings. I was very happy about second place last time in Prague. The most important thing for me is that every time I am stable and score the points. That’s what I aim to do again next time.”

Madsen raced on both the Warsaw and Prague tracks for the first time in SGP 2019. But he will be competing on more familiar shale later in the year.

He scored 15 points in Wroclaw on Sunday and will relish the return of the Betard Wroclaw SGP on August 3. Malilla is also a much-visited track for the sport’s top stars and Madsen will be no stranger to Danish SGP venue Vojens and Torun – located just under two hours from his base in Gdynia.

“It has been going well,” Madsen said. “So I hope I can continue that when we come to the other tracks I know a little bit more.”

Dudek and Madsen lead the standings heading to Hallstavik with world No.2 Bartosz Zmarzlik in close pursuit on 36 in third and Freddie Lindgren holding fourth spot on 32.

There’s still everything to race for with seven rounds remaining and Madsen is relishing a close contest.

He said: “It’s good for the series that there are a few guys battling for the championship. Hopefully we can keep it going and keep it interesting.”

 

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