SPEEDWAY: There were more mixed fortunes for King’s Lynn Star’s Danish Grand Prix duo in the Latvian GP on Sunday, writes Chris Milsom.
The event took place in Daugavpils after the original scheduled event in Riga was postponed due to adverse weather but the change did not seem to affect Kenneth Bjerre, who had his best Grand Prix of the season, reaching his first final of the campaign.
Unfortunately, he could only finish fourth but the 11 points scored will fill him with confidence going into the last four meetings of the year.
Niels-Kristian Iversen had a Grand Prix he would probably like to forget.
He suffered with mechanical failures and that ruined his chances of a semi-final place.
He had to settle for seven points to keep his hopes alive of a top three finish.
λ The Stars suffered a shock defeat last Thursday, going down at home for the first time with a 49-41 defeat against the fast-chasing Poole Pirates.
The Stars 20-plus point lead at the top of the Elite League table has evaporated and they now lead the Dorset team by just three points as the play-offs roll into sight.
Maybe it will prove to be just the wake-up call the Stars need as the Pirates powered to victory.
The visitors were men on a mission having arrived at Norfolk Arena on the back of a four meeting winning streak and they made it five in emphatic style, taking all four points back to the south coast.
Only Niels-Kristian Iversen managed a double-figure score for the home team on a night that manager Rob Lyon and the riders will want to bounce back from.
They had that chance last night at Swindon, before a swift continuation of the action tonight at the Norfolk Arena when they welcome Eastbourne Eagles.
They return to Wednesday night home action next week with the return visit of Swindon Robins.
Stars v Poole: Iversen 11, Porsing 3, Schlein 4+1 Lambert 5 Bjerre 8, Kerr 7+4, Rose 3.
λ King’s Lynn Young Stars romped up the National League standings with two convincing victories on Wednesday.
The home double-header saw them see off Mildenhall 51-39 before a 71-39 demolition of Scunthorpe.
Lewis Rose rattled up 15 in the first meeting with Scott Campos and Tom Stokes both netting 13+2 in the second.