Swedish star Freddie Lindgren makes his first appearance at Wolverhampton’s Monmore Green in six years as he lines up in Aussie star Sam Masters’ testimonial on Sunday, March 26.

Lindgren first joined the Black Country club in 2003, spending 14 seasons in their colours. He last appeared for Wolves in the 2017 SGB Premiership play-off semi-finals.

Since then, Lindgren has raced to two FIM Speedway GP World Championship bronze medals in 2018 and 2020 and has finished inside the world’s top five for the last five seasons.

Having led Wolves to league titles in 2009 and 2016, Lindgren can’t wait to make an emotional return to Monmore Green for Masters’ big day.

He said: “It has been such a long time. I didn’t actually realise how long it had been until I sat and thought about it. It’s actually quite weird when you think about it with how big a place Wolverhampton has been for me and how much time I spent there throughout my career.

“I really do think it’s going to be emotional and I’m really looking forward to getting back there and also racing the Wolves track again.”

After holding the Wolves No.1 race jacket for many years, Lindgren is pleased to have seen 2016 SGB Premiership title-winning teammate Masters step up into the role.

He added: “Sam is a very handy rider, and he has got a really nice style on the bike in my opinion. It’s been nice to see him taking the steps forward and progressing in his career. I really rate Sam both as a rider but also as a person.

“I’m very happy to be able to race in his testimonial meeting and he truly deserves to have a good day with a big turnout.”

A delighted Masters said: “To have Freddie involved in my testimonial is pretty awesome and I’m over the moon. He was one of the first riders I could think of to put in the line-up really.

“He was a massive help to me when I first went to Wolves when we won the league in 2016 and he’s a Wolves legend as well.

“Freddie’s a good friend, an awesome rider who I love to watch race and I’m really looking forward to seeing him around Monmore Green again like I’m sure a lot of other people will be too.”