Search

Lyon expects Bjerre to keep reaching Speedway Grand Prix semis after improved display in Leszno

10:00 04 May 2012

Kenneth Bjerre.

Kenneth Bjerre.

Archant

Rob Lyon expects Kenneth Bjerre to keep reaching Speedway Grand Prix semi-finals after the Dane returned home from Leszno with eight points on Saturday.

Rob Lyon expects Kenneth Bjerre to keep reaching Speedway Grand Prix semi-finals after the Dane returned home from Leszno with eight points on Saturday.

The 27-year-old bounced back from his four-point nightmare in New Zealand’s GP opener to reach the last eight with an improved display in Poland.

And even though he didn’t reach the final, King’s Lynn Stars team boss Lyon – acting as Bjerre’s tactical advisor in this season’s 12-round series – admits the Peterborough Panthers star took a step in the right direction.

Lyon said: “We need to be looking at reaching semi-finals as a minimum. You can never expect anything in life, but we would be looking at anything less than a semi as a major disappointment. New Zealand was a disaster in lots of ways and we tried to put that right. We made some positive inroads on Saturday and it was closer to where we want to be.

“Making semi-finals isn’t the problem for Kenneth, but making it count from there is what we need to work on. We need to move forward and establish ourselves so we can start picking gates and make sure we start getting some big points on the board.”

Bjerre, who finished seventh last season, moved up to 11th in the standings but remains 21 points behind championship leader Jarek Hampel.

Australian Chris Holder won the meeting after a thrilling final that saw him stun home favourites Hampel and Tomasz Gollob.

Lyon said: “I was glad to see Chris Holder win it. It was nice to see a non-Pole win in Leszno for a change and he rode a cracking race.”

The next round is in Prague, Czech Republic, next Saturday.

Related articles

1 comment

  • Why put any thing about Kenneth Bjerre in your paper as he is not riding for Kings Lynn this year . we only want to see things about Kings Lynn riders not Peterborough riders.

    Report this comment

    Lynnstarsmonkey2

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Other Diss sport

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The NRF1 Podcast has complied some of its best bits of the 2016 season – just in time to while away the gap until the 2017 action gets under way.

Monday, January 2, 2017

England manager Gareth Southgate was on hand to offer some advice to Norfolk youngster Harry Whayman as he made a successful start to his English Colleges career.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The NRF1 Podcast signs off for the 2016 season with its review of this year’s Formula One action.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dereham’s poor run continued as Aveley eased to victory at Mill Road.

Most Read

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Harleston Town manager Adam Gusterson is looking forward to seeing how his all-conquering side cope with their biggest test of the season so far.

Read more
Thurlow Nunn League
Thursday, January 30, 2014

It was once a thriving game that was played on village greens across South Norfolk every Sunday, where players made life-long friends and residents turned out to support their teams come rain or shine.

Read more
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Anglian Combination is set to consider applications from nine clubs wishing to apply for seven vacanices next season. The clubs include current Ridgeons Reserve League outfit Dereham Reserves and a newly-formed club AFC Halvergate.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 0°C

min temp: -2°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up