Danish racer Mikkel Michelsen will lead Slangerup’s Metal Speedway League title quest after being confirmed as club captain for 2022.

Michelsen has spent his entire Danish career with his boyhood team and helped Slangerup to third place in the Super Final last year.

He will also compete in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series in 2022 after winning his second Speedway European Championship in July to seal automatic SGP qualification.

Aside from his Danish league commitments, Michelsen will also represent Polish side Lublin after leading them to second place in the 2021 PGE Ekstraliga – the joint-best performance in the club’s history.

Michelsen teams up with the likes of former SGP star Michael Jepsen Jensen, who will serve as Slangerup’s second category A rider. Andreas Lyager, Jonas Seifert-Salk, Kenneth Hansen, Silas Hoegh, William Drejer and Finnish young gun Timi Salonen are also in the squad.

Slangerup team leader Kenni Hansen said: “We are extremely happy to have made deals with the same squad as last season, and to be able to continue with Danish A riders is absolutely ideal.

“We’ve followed Mikkel all the way, and it’s great to see what his fighting spirit, will and perseverance have led to so far.

“We are super happy that he will continue in Slangerup, and look forward to another season with Mikkel as part of the squad. With Mikkel and the remaining riders for next year’s squad, we believe we stand in good stead in relation to the club and the riders’ goals.”