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KILDEMAND SIGNS FOR ACES AND PIRATERNA

Danish racer Peter Kildemand admits he missed British speedway as he makes his return with Belle Vue, as well as joining Piraterna for 2020.

28 / 11 / 2019, 09:06

Danish racer Peter Kildemand admits he missed British speedway as he makes his return with Belle Vue, as well as joining Piraterna for 2020.

Kildemand joins Brady Kurtz in making the switch to the National Speedway Stadium – his first appearance in the UK since his brief stint with Poole in 2018.

He also agreed terms with the Swedish Pirates, making a comeback after two years away at Vastervik.

Returning to the UK was an easy choice for me. I missed racing over here and that was one of the major factors behind my decision.

Peter Kildemand

Kildemand hopes the extra meetings in Manchester will bring out his best form. He said: “Returning to the UK was an easy choice for me. I missed racing over here and that was one of the major factors behind my decision.

“I had some good years with Swindon but when I got the call from Belle Vue it was a difficult offer to refuse. It’s a very professional club with one of the finest circuits in the country. And with Mark Lemon as team manager, he’s one of the top guys in Britain in my opinion. I know him well and he genuinely wants to help the riders and bring out the best in his team.

“I’ve been to Belle Vue a couple of times before now and really enjoyed racing there, so I’m looking forward to making it my home track in 2020. It’s going to be an interesting and exciting season.”

Kildemand is also delighted to be back with Piraterna. He added: “I have some great memories from my time in Motala and I looking forward to be back racing there.”

Elsewhere, Swindon have confirmed the return of promising reserve star Ellis Perks, who won titles in all three British speedway leagues last year.

The Queensland-raised Brit admits he had little hesitation in returning to the SGB Premiership champions, where he races alongside SGP star Jason Doyle, Troy Batchelor and Rasmus Jensen.

He said: “I need to be racing in the Premiership. It brings me on. Swindon were kind enough to grant me the opportunity in the top flight, and I loved the experience.

“It was an easy decision to return – we agreed a deal pretty early. It wasn’t straight away, but I think I was always on the cards of the four or five team ideas that Rosco (Alun Rossiter) and Lee (Kilby) had – it’s pleasing to know that. It’s great to be wanted and even better to be back.”

Sheffield have added 2017 SGB Championship-winning Tiger Todd Kurtz to their 2020 side. The Aussie teams up with triple world champion Nicki Pedersen, Jack Holder, Josh Grajczonek and Kyle Howarth.

He said: “It’s a club I’ve had plenty of good times at over the last few years, and of course winning the league with them in 2017 was one of the highlights of my career so far. It’s a great opportunity for me and the rest of the team is looking great.”

 

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