From left: Brady Kurtz, Ty Proctor (King’s Lynn), Dan Bewley, and Thomas Jorgensen (Lynn) at Belle Vue. Picture: Taylor Lanning

King’s Lynn Stars hero Niels-Kristian Iversen will be back on June 13 at Poole after deciding to take a break for a fortnight.

The Danish star is bidding to strengthen the shoulder he damaged last year.

And it means he misses out on the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations with Denmark when the tournament begins in Germany next week.

“I’ve pulled out of the Danish team because of my shoulder,” he said. “It still needs some work done on it with a physio so I’ll take a break to get that done.

“It’s important that I get myself 100 per cent fit if I can. It’s not quite right and I need it to be, obviously.”

Now Iversen has set his sights on a better Anlas Czech Republic Grand Prix at the Marketa Stadium this Saturday night after a poor Warsaw, by his standards.

The softly-spoken Dane accumulated just four points in Poland as a call-up into the series to replace Martin Vaculik.

NKI seemed far from OK throughout the Warsaw showpiece and in a commendably honest appraisal admitted he made some “mistakes”.

He added: “Warsaw wasn’t too good for me but I’m looking to get a good result in Prague this weekend. There was no reason for Warsaw. It’s only small things that make you win or lose at that level it’s really tough.

‘It’s important that I get myself 100 per cent fit if I can. It’s not quite right and I need it to be, obviously’

“I really didn’t help myself either. I made some mistakes on the track but that’s in the past now. I’m looking forward to Prague and things seem to be going better personally as we have more meetings.

“I’ve had some good performances in Sweden and now at Belle Vue. I feel I’m gaining some momentum definitely so hopefully I can have a good one in Prague. As the season goes on I feel I am getting better and I need to improve.

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s in UK, Denmark, Sweden or Poland I don’t care, I’m looking to keep improving.”

The Tru Plant Stars will use rider replacement on Monday at Rye House and have recruited Australian ace Sam Masters for the home meeting with Somerset on Wednesday.

Lynn skipper Robert Lambert has been called-up to the Great Britain team for the Speedway of Nations. Robert is the Under-21 rider within the side along with double World Champion Tai Woffinden and British Champion Craig Cook..