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PANTHER HANS MOVES ON FROM TOUGH 2019

Danish racer Hans Andersen can’t wait to put a tough 2019 behind him as he returns to Peterborough in the SGB Premiership.

09 / 01 / 2020, 09:05

Danish racer Hans Andersen can’t wait to put a tough 2019 behind him as he returns to Peterborough in the SGB Premiership.

The former SGP star joins Great Britain star Chris Harris, Michael Palm Toft and Bradley Wilson-Dean at the East of England Showground this year.

Andersen endured a year of injury issues in 2019, but admits losing his father and three other “close relationships” made it the toughest of years.

It’s now 2020 and I’m keener than ever to get back in the saddle and race. For me it’s all about the future now and I’m not looking back.

Hans Andersen

He said: “2019 was undoubtedly the hardest year of my whole life. Saying goodbye to four close relationships within six months, one being my dad, was really heartbreaking and my bad injuries on top of all this mentally broke me.

“It’s now 2020 and I’m keener than ever to get back in the saddle and race. For me it’s all about the future now and I’m not looking back.”

Andersen can’t wait to return to the Showground with Panthers. He said: “I’m over the moon to be coming back to the Showground. It has always been one of my favourite tracks, if not the favourite.

“Fitness wise, I’m really good and in very, very good condition due to the fact I’ve done loads of running these last three months especially.

"I’m very keen to get the season underway soon.”

Panthers finished bottom of the 2019 SGB Premiership table, enduring a woeful year from start to finish. But Andersen insists there was never a lack of desire at the club as they bid to turn things around in 2020.

He said: “The team suffered a nightmare 2019 with possibly all of the one-to-seven out injured and some of us even twice, so it was tough.

“But – and this is important to say – motivation was never any problem as I really enjoyed being at Peterborough and to be together with the great bunch of team mates I had.”

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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