THOMSEN: VOJENS INSPIRED BY 2021 TITLE HEARTBREAK

PAUL BURBIDGE

Danish champion Anders Thomsen says Vojens team Sonderjylland Elite Speedway’s 2021 Speedwayligaen Super Final heartbreak gives them “something to fight for this season”.

Host club for the FIM Speedway GP of Denmark on September 10, Vojens re-launched league racing at the venue after a 10-year absence last year.

They topped the standings over the regular season, earning the right to stage the four-team Super Final on September 15. But SES lost out to a Holsted side led by triple world champion Nicki Pedersen.

Thomsen admits things didn’t go their way when it mattered most. He said: “Last year Vojens were really close to getting the gold. We were top of the table, but in the Super Final, we had the weather against us on our home track.

“I don’t want to say we lost because of the track – it was not that. Holsted was just better on the day. But we have something to fight for this season.

“It’s really, really great to race in Denmark in front of the Danish crowd. I am back at Vojens. I feel it’s a really professional club. There are good people around the club and behind it.

“I really enjoy going to Vojens. It’s a stadium with a lot of history behind it and I am happy to be the captain of SES this season.”

The Danish Speedwayligaen returns to a full calendar this year, with every club racing each other home and away. The fixture list was halved for 2021 to limit any disruption caused by Covid-19 restrictions.

The extra matches will give Thomsen a busier schedule. He said: “I think I have enough racing now with the Polish league, Danish league and the Grand Prix. I am happy that we are back with a normal calendar in Denmark.”

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