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MADSEN: HOLDING HIS NERVE

Leon Madsen aims to get back on form after admitting recent Czestochowa scores may have been hampered by a nerve-related balance issue.

04 / 08 / 2020, 11:50

World No.2 Leon Madsen hopes to get back to his best this Friday after admitting his recent Czestochowa efforts may have been hampered by a nerve-related balance issue.

While the Dane has not received a firm diagnosis, he believes he has been suffering from a virus that affected the nerves controlling his balance. He was quick to emphasise it was not Covid-19.

After a lightening start to 2020 and finishing second in the Speedway European Championship series, winning the opening three rounds in Torun, Bydgoszcz and Rybnik, Madsen endured a rough ride in his last two PGE Ekstraliga matches.

My next meeting is on Friday in Czestochowa. Now I'm at home having a few days off. Hopefully then I can feel better again.

Leon Madsen

He scored just four points at struggling Rybnik last Thursday and endured another difficult day on his way to six paid seven at Grudziadz on Sunday.

Madsen is hopeful he is on the mend and looks forward to bouncing back as the Lions host Zielona Gora this Friday.

He said: “I have been struggling a little bit and I haven’t felt too well. I maybe had a virus that affected my balance nerve. It came before the Rybnik meeting. I didn’t feel 100 percent in Grudziadz either, so I just hope it gets better.

“My next meeting is on Friday in Czestochowa. Now I'm at home having a few days off. Hopefully then I can feel better again.

“You just have to relax and let it pass by itself. That’s what I am trying to do. Hopefully soon I will be 100 percent fit again. For now it’s getting better and better and let’s hope it continues like that.”

Madsen is just glad he still has over three and a half weeks until the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series launches in Wroclaw on August 28.

He added: “I am happy that if I had to get something, I have it now rather than after the GP season had started. Hopefully when we race the GP series, all the bad things will be behind me.

“Hopefully I will soon start feeling better again and then I can look forward to the GP season starting.”

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