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IVERSEN LEAVES DOOR OPEN FOR UK COMEBACK

Danish star Niels-Kristian Iversen insists he has bikes ready to race in the UK if he gets the chance to return.

28 / 04 / 2021, 10:00

Danish star Niels-Kristian Iversen insists he has bikes ready to race in the UK if he gets the chance to return.

The former FIM Speedway Grand Prix regular has opted out of the SGB Premiership this year due to Polish restrictions limiting First Division riders to racing in just two other leagues.

With Iversen competing for hometown team Esbjerg in Denmark and Swedish side Indianerna, he was unable to race for Peterborough, where he was due to line up in 2020 until the season was cancelled.

I have always enjoyed riding in Britain. I have kept equipment there and I might come back to race when the opportunity arises.

Niels-Kristian Iversen

NKI has enjoyed a long history in British speedway since making his debut in the old Premier League with King’s Lynn in 2001.

While the rules in Poland have forced him to sit out for now, Iversen insists he’s ready to make a UK comeback if circumstances change. And he won’t even have to go through all the red tape involved in importing bikes.

He said: “I have always enjoyed riding in Britain. I have kept equipment there and I might come back to race when the opportunity arises. 

“It was always going to be difficult for me this year with the organisation of the leagues. That’s just the way it is for now. I have kept my bikes there, though, and I am open to anything when the time comes. I would be more than happy to race in Britain again at some point.

“It’s just a matter of getting everything together and I can’t see why I wouldn’t be able to come back and race. Hopefully everything falls into place and I can use the bikes again.”

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