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LINDGREN: IT'S A TOUGH BUSINESS

Swedish star Freddie Lindgren admits hard riding can be a must as riders bid to ensure they reach the business end of SGP 2020 meetings.

12 / 09 / 2020, 12:21

Swedish star Freddie Lindgren admits hard riding can be a must as riders bid to ensure they reach the business end of SGP 2020 meetings.

Fast Freddie has stormed to all of the first three FIM Speedway Grand Prix finals for the first time in his career following his third place at Enea Gorzow SGP round three last night.

Lindgren is now on 46 World Championship points – placing him just two behind series leader Maciej Janowski with five events to go, including tonight’s Enea Gorzow SGP round four.

It’s a nice streak to be in three finals. I am happy with my performances so far in these first three rounds, but we need to keep it going.

Freddie Lindgren

Last night saw Lindgren produce another hard-charging semi-final display, thundering under Matej Zagar on bend four to clinch his spot in the medal race.

The Orebro-born ace has shown he’s not afraid to be tough when the stakes are high. And with the riders who reach an SGP final guaranteed to score big in SGP 2020, Lindgren admits making it through is a must.

He said: “With this points system we are riding with now, it is so important to make it all the way. I really had to ride Matej a bit hard and make sure I made it to the final.

“It’s a nice streak to be in three finals. I am happy with my performances so far in these first three rounds, but we need to keep it going.”

Despite closing in on leader Janowski, Lindgren isn’t getting carried away about his lofty position and will focus on pushing his title claims on the track.

He said: “I said it after the first two and it’s the same now – I am still in the mix and that’s the main thing.  We still have plenty of rounds to go. We just have to take one GP at a time and one heat at a time, and make sure we get the points on the board.”

Lindgren is still searching for his first SGP win in 2020. While he’s piling up the points rapidly, he admits he would love to claim the fifth victory of his career. He said: “I always go to a GP to win; I think every rider does. Everyone wants to win and it is not easy to do it. But I have won in the past and hopefully I can get another win this year.”

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