We profile Denmark as they face Sweden, Russia and Latvia at Vastervik on Tuesday.
Today we profile Denmark as they face Sweden, Russia and Latvia at Vastervik on Tuesday.
1 Kenneth Bjerre
The two-time SWC gold medallist and 2010 Swedish SGP winner has proved himself more than capable of starring on the world stage.
A former world No.7, Bjerre has suffered frustration in his determined bid to regain his place in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series. But he managed seven points as Kjærgaard Danish SGP wild card in Horsens on June 24.
2 Leon Madsen
Winner of the SGP qualifying semi-final at Olching with a 15-point maximum last month, Madsen comes into the Monster Energy SWC in red-hot form.
He has impressed for Czestochowa in the Polish Ekstraliga this year, and could become a full-time SGP star for 2018 when he rides in the GP Challenge at Togliatti on August 19.
3 Michael Jepsen Jensen
The former World Championship regular has 25 SGP appearances under his belt and could return to the series for 2018, after being handed an FIM wild card for the GP Challenge.
MJJ, 25, showed his potential in the sport from a young age, having won the Monster Energy SWC, Nordic SGP in Vojens and FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship in 2012. He’s battling to get back to those heady heights.
4 Niels-Kristian Iversen ©
Winner of five Danish Championships in a row, Iversen has established himself as one of the nation’s top stars in recent years.
The 2013 World Championship bronze medallist already has four SWC gold medals to his name and will be seeking to add to that tally this summer.
5 Frederik Jakobsen
Denmark’s under-21 reserve saw off competition from World Under-21 finalist Patrick Hansen to claim the No.5 berth.
His impressive form for Fjelsted in this year’s Danish Speedway League was enough to earn him a call-up from team manager Hans Nielsen.