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BRITISH RETURN FOR IVERSEN IN 2020?

Danish star Niels-Kristian Iversen admits he’s open to an SGB Premiership comeback in 2020 after his end-of-season cameo with Ipswich.

20 / 10 / 2019, 12:52

Danish star Niels-Kristian Iversen admits he’s open to an SGB Premiership comeback in 2020 after his end-of-season cameo with Ipswich.

The Esbjerg-born racer started the year racing in Poland, Sweden and Denmark, but after securing his spot in SGP 2020 at the GP Challenge in Gorican on August 24, he joined the Witches for their play-off campaign.

Iversen helped them see off Poole in the semi-finals, but they were unable to overcome a powerful Swindon side in the Grand Final on Thursday.

It just has to fit into the programme and everything has to work together so we will see what happens.

Niels-Kristian Iversen

The British-based racer is a man who likes to be busy and has regularly competed in the UK, spending long spells with Peterborough and King’s Lynn.

Asked if he might be tempted back to Britain full time for 2020, he replied: “It’s still an option. Obviously I haven’t made any decisions yet. It is open at the moment. I enjoy riding here.

“It just has to fit into the programme and everything has to work together so we will see what happens.”

Iversen admits he was handed a tough comeback against two of the SGB Premiership’s 2019 heavyweights.

He said: “I have ridden seven meetings, but I have only ridden against Swindon and Poole. It has been a bit of a weird one, but I have enjoyed it.”

Second place in their first top-flight season since 2010 was still a great result for the Witches. But Iversen was gutted after managing just five points in the Grand Final, second leg as Swindon triumphed 111-68 on aggregate.

He said: “I am disappointed that was the worst meeting I have done for the team. I never really got into the meeting after I hit the tapes in the first one.

“I think Swindon proved a little too much all the way through really. There’s no doubt they were the better team, so fair play to them.

“It was a bit disappointing we couldn’t do more. Obviously I am a bit disappointed by my own performance, but what can I do? I hadn’t been on the track since it has been changed and it was hard to get it going.”

 

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