Bjerre leads the way as Aces trumped

WORLD Championship pacesetter Kenneth Bjerre proved he’s the new King of the Showground – with another awe-inspiring display.

WORLD Championship pacesetter Kenneth Bjerre proved he’s the new King of the Showground – with another awe-inspiring display.

Bjerre’s only defeat came when he shed a chain while 20 yards ahead in his second ride as Peterborough edged into a play-off spot.

Their 51-41 win over Belle Vue saw them leapfrog the Aces after collecting all three points...and sent Bjerre off to Saturday’s Czech Republic Grand Prix on a real high.

Bjerre, the only rider ever to clock under 59 seconds at the East of England Showground, streaked to another sizzling win in his opening ride, equalling his own week-old track record.


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And he would have claimed another full score but for that snapped chain as he dethroned ex-Panthers idol Hans Andersen.

Bjerre was leading his fellow Dane when he stopped and then beat him in Heats 13 and 15, the former including a breathtaking dive on the inside of both Andersen and veteran Peter Karlsson as they led at the end of the first lap.

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Bjerre said: “Things are going perfectly for me at the moment and when things are going right you feel as though you can beat anyone.”

Team boss Trevor Swales added: “Kenneth is top of the Grand Prix leaderboard – and I think he’s definitely the best rider in the world at the moment.”

Bjerre had big backing from Australian Troy Batchelor and Polish reserve Krzysztof Buczkowski who followed up his 15 paid 16 against champions Wolverhampton in his last home meeting with another monster tally – picking up seven second places, including four races in which he finished behind his partner for a 5-1 maximum.

PETERBOROUGH 51 (Kenneth Bjerre 15, Krzysztof Buczkowski 14:4, Troy Batchelor 11, Ales Dryml 6, Lewis Bridger 4:1, Craig Cook 1:1)

BELLE VUE 41 (Patrick Hougaard 12, Hans Andersen 9:1, Peter Karlsson 6, Josh Grajczonek 6, James Wright 4:1, Leigh Lanham 3, Tobias Kroner 1:1).

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