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INJURY WORRIES FOR MADSEN AND LINDBACK

SGP duo Leon Madsen and Antonio Lindback face a race against time to be fit for the Scandinavian SGP following heavy crashes this weekend.

10 / 08 / 2019, 20:08

FIM Speedway Grand Prix duo Leon Madsen and Antonio Lindback face a race against time to be fit for the Scandinavian SGP in Malilla next Saturday following heavy crashes.

Madsen, who is level on 61 points with Bartosz Zmarzlik and Emil Sayfutdinov at the top of the World Championship, pulled out of today’s Speedway European Championship round at Vojens.

Media reports suggested the reigning European champion was struggling to move his ankle and raise his arm following a heat-one spill in Czestochowa last night.

Meanwhile, Lindback suffered a suspected broken collarbone after an ugly fall in heat 10 at the Danish national speedway stadium.

The Swede had his front wheel taken by Peter Kildemand, before spinning off and being clattered by Danish young gun Frederik Jakobsen, who was unable to avoid Lindback on the second bend.

The Rio Rocket says he’s on his way to hospital for checks. Posting on Instagram, he wrote: “I’m okay after my crash though my shoulder hurts. We are on the way to the hospital for a check up so will post updates on it later.”

Meanwhile, Madsen didn’t even make it into the line-up after his Friday fall. The Dane tumbled with Czestochowa team mate Pawel Przedpelski after being taken wide by Grudziadz star Kenneth Bjerre.

He was unbeaten in his final four rides as the adrenaline helped him through the PGE Ekstraliga match, but as the effects of the crash set in, Madsen opted to sit out the SEC showdown, with his next on-track action the Scandinavian SGP.

Having started the day just a point behind SEC series leader, Grigory Laguta, Madsen was gutted to be forced out.

Posting on his Instagram page, he wrote: “I'm sorry to inform that unfortunately I will have to withdraw from tonight’s European Championship round in Vojens due to my bad crash yesterday.

“This is a big blow for me as I was fighting to retain my European title and I really wanted to race tonight. But safety comes first, so I hope everyone understands the decision.

“I will be back stronger and hopefully fit and ready for next week’s GP round in Malilla, where I am still fighting for the World Championship title. Thanks for all the messages I’ve had.”

 

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