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IVERSEN: INCONSISTENCY COST ME

Niels-Kristian Iversen says he was “too inconsistent to really do something serious” in SGP 2019 & admitted “that’s what I need to work on."

14 / 10 / 2019, 12:51

Danish ace Niels-Kristian Iversen says he was “too inconsistent to really do something serious” in SGP 2019 and admitted “that’s what I need to work on.”

The Ipswich man, who races for the Witches in the first leg of the SGB Premiership Grand Final against Swindon at Foxhall on Tuesday, finished 10th in this year’s SGP World Championship.

But he returns to the SGP series for 2020 after finishing second at the GP Challenge in Gorican on August 24.

I had three SGP finals during the season and that’s not too bad. It has been too up and down, though, and too inconsistent to really do something serious. That’s what I need to work on.

Niels-Kristian Iversen

Despite falling short of the World Championship’s top eight, Iversen only finished two points adrift of Patryk Dudek in eighth and ended the season with third place at the Revline Torun SGP. But having reached just four semi-finals in 10 rounds, Iversen is determined to deliver the goods more consistently next year.

The former world No.3 said: “I had three SGP finals during the season and that’s not too bad. It has been too up and down, though, and too inconsistent to really do something serious. That’s what I need to work on.

“Obviously the boys are going strong and the competition is hard. But I know what I can do. I have won GPs and I would love to do it again.

“I have booked my place again through the GP Challenge and that’s a tough one to do. But if you do it, you have earned your place and you’re good enough to be there.

“I believe in myself and I know what I can do. But things need to work and click. When things work my way, I can do the business.

“There is a fine balance between winning and losing. I have been on both sides of it. I know hard it can be.”

Iversen is wasting no time getting ready for next year, having been certain of his SGP status for nearly two months.

He said: “I have been spending a lot of time and energy on testing equipment because I was guaranteed my place for next year.

“In the winter, I’ll use the time to do some work ahead of next year, test the bikes and engines and stuff.

“I was quite happy with how things went in Torun. There were good moments, but there are things to work on.

“Sometimes you just need to feel comfortable with what you are riding. At times I haven’t really felt comfortable. Then I tried to play around a bit and that made it worse. It has been a bit of a mixed one this year, but I wasn’t really that far off the top eight in the end.”

 

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