Fixture change as Wolves come to Peterborough on Friday

IN a change of fixture at the East of England Showground, Wolverhampton are the next East of England Showground visitors.

IN a change of fixture at the East of England Showground, Wolverhampton are the next East of England Showground visitors.

The defending Elite League champions are in town on Friday (May 14).

It’s a change of fixture for the Readypower Panthers after a request from the organisers of this weekend’s BMF Show to put on a meeting on the eve of their bonanza.

The original Thursday night visit of Eastbourne will now be re-arranged and the action will start, as usual, at 7.30 pm.

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The Peterborough management would like to give advance notice to fans that there will be strict parking restrictions within the Showground because of work at BMF and ask for everyone’s co-operation.

Director of Speedway Peter Oakes said: “The chance of running on a Friday night, which is clearly the preferred racenight for a majority of our fans, was too good to turn down.

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“We’d like to thank both Eastbourne and Wolverhampton for their help in switching fixtures and BMF and the Showground authorities for actively encouraging Friday night racing.”

Meanwhile Kenneth Bjerre has set his sights on staying top of the rankings – after taking over as the current world number one.

The Peterborough ace celebrated his 19th Grand Prix appearance with his first victory, in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Saturday night.

His 20-point haul also saw him leapfrog to the top of the standings after two of 11 rounds with a four point cushion over defending World Champion Jason Crump.

A delighted Bjerre said: “Last year I said if I made it to a final, I would have been happy, but I’ve come on since then.

“This year my ambition is to be World Champion. That’s why I’m racing. At the minute I can’t really believe it. But I’m here where I want to be.

“I’m top of the standings, but it doesn’t mean much if I don’t finish there when the season is over. That’s the important thing and there is still a long way to go.”

Bjerre, 25, seized victory with a sizzling win over Tomasz Gollob even though he was overtaken by the Poland veteran.

He added: “I could hear somebody was there, and I just didn’t know what line to race. I was racing a bit too wide through the first and second bends and then I nearly had to ride at the fence to take it back.

“I worked hard after that and then I pulled away. When he passed me, I was thinking it’s my own fault if I lose it now. I went too wide, but I believed I could do it.

“It’s so important to make good starts. I missed one start in my first one. But after that, I felt I was making some good ones.”


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