Premiership Reprieve For Great Dane Bjerre
After fearing he'd be left with a "part-time job" following the collapse of Coventry, Danish star Kenneth Bjerre has sealed a return to the British Premiership with the rebooted Belle Vue Aces.
On his return to Belle Vue, Bjerre said: "It's one of those clubs where I've always felt I would like to go back if the opportunity ever arose, I mean I raced three season with the Aces many years ago.
"I was always very happy to ride for them. This time around though things are very different. They not only have a new promotion in charge but they also have a very good-looking new stadium.
"I took a year out of the Elite League in 2016 but I felt ready to come back this season, and I initially signed a deal with Coventry. But then everything fell apart there and I was left with no job.
"The situation with my Swedish team isn't exactly stable either. From week to week my club either is or isn't going bankrupt. If they did close down, it could've left me with only Denmark and Poland.
"With no club in the UK, potentially racing only half the meetings in Denmark and with Poland providing the only full-time team spot, as a rider, it just wouldn't have been enough for me.
"When I base myself primarily in the UK, it makes sense for me to be racing frequently here. So when I got a phone call from Mark Lemon, I was really happy with the idea of racing for Belle Vue.
"I'm looking forward to a new challenge, and I'm really looking forward to having some laps around the new stadium. This is a positive step forward for me and I'm happy to again be part of this club."
(Photo: Steve Hone)
Monday 13th March 2017