KILDEMAND MAKES UK COMEBACK WITH KING'S LYNN

03/12/2021

KILDEMAND MAKES UK COMEBACK WITH KING'S LYNN
Danish racer Peter Kildemand is back in Britain for 2022 after signing for SGB Premiership side King’s Lynn.

Kildemand was unveiled as part of a side also featuring 2021 Stars riders Richard Lawson, Thomas Jorgensen and Lewis Kerr.

Richie Worrall makes the move from Belle Vue, while promising Aussie racer Josh Pickering joins from Sheffield. Norfolk youngster Jack Thomas completes the line-up after being handed the club’s Rising Star spot.

Former FIM Speedway Grand Prix star Kildemand last competed in the UK when he had a stint with Poole in 2018.

He won the 2014 FIM Speedway World Cup with his country, before racing to 2015 Danish SGP and 2016 Slovenian SGP victories. While he has not followed up those successes in recent years, King’s Lynn boss Alex Brady says he won’t be short of back-up in a side he feels has plenty of strength in depth.

He said: “Overall I'm really, really pleased with how we have built the 2022 side. We have not gone for an out-and-out No.1 like Ipswich have with Jason Doyle, but we've followed the strength-in-depth approach with almost five or six No.5s, and our three starting heat leaders all have the potential to improve their average.

“In fact, had Richard Lawson not had his unfortunate accident at the back end of last season and continued in the same vein he had all year, he would've finished with an average in excess of eight points.

“The strength-in-depth approach is something which leaves us with a strong reserve all season long, meaning that if a member of our top five is having an off-night, we have suitable replacements, something we did not have the luxury of in 2021.

“I'm aware there will be mixed feelings in some quarters, but as a one-to-seven team, management team and a club in general, we're all really pleased with how we are set to line up.

“I think the Premiership in 2022 will be one of the most competitive seasons for years. I can't wait to get started!”

Elsewhere, Ipswich have named former Sheffield star Danyon Hume as their No.8 rider for 2022.