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SPEEDWAY LIVE: Bob Kilby Memorial
Updated 10:14pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
This live event has finished
- Niels-Kristian Iversen wins the Bob Kilby Memorial Trophy
- QUALIFYING SCORES: Chris Harris (0-3-2-2-1) 8, Jason Doyle (1-2-2-2-1) 8, Niels Kristian Iversen (2-1-2-3-3) 11, Hans Andersen (3-2-3-3-3) 14, Nicki Pedersen (1-2-1-2-2) 8, Rory Schlein (3-R-1-0-0) 4, Grzegorz Zengota (0-0-0-1-0) 1, Edward Kennett (2-1-1-0-R) 4, Nick Morris (F-0-X-1-2) 3, Bjarne Pedersen (2-1-2-1-2) 8, Freddie Lindgren (1-3-0-3-1) 8, Peter Kildemand (3-FX-3-0-2) 8, Troy Batchelor (1-1-1-1-1) 5, Mads Korneliussen (0-3-3-3-0) 9, Tai Woffinden (2-2-F-2-3) 9, Scott Nicholls (3-3-3-0-3) 12.
- REPORTING BY ANDY WARREN
That's it for our live coverage of this evening's meeting.
Thanks for joining me, and see you all next week when the Robins take on a GB Lions side.
Final: Iversen, Woffinden, Nicholls, Andersen. 66.08
Andersen makes the start but is squeezed out as Iversen cuts up the inside to win the meeting.
I went for Andersen at the start, and I stand by that now. Hans has looked superb, and the outside gate has been looking very good all night.
FINAL: Red- Iversen, Blue - Woffinden, White - Nicholls, Yellow - Andersen.
So, we have a final of Andersen, Nicholls, Iversen and Woffinden.
Semi-final: Iversen, Woffinden, Kildemand, Korneliussen. (66.46)
A big start from Iversen earns him a place in the final, with Woffinden close behind.
Semi-final line-up: Mads Korneliussen, Peter Kildemand, Tai Woffinden, Niels-Kristian Iversen.
Looks like Kildemand has just sneaked in by virtue of winning two heats and beating Freddie Lindgren when they met in heat three.
Andersen and Nicholls straight through to the final, with Woffinden, Iversen and Korneliussen in the semi. They will be joined by one of the six riders who finished on eight points, which is now being worked out.
QUALIFYING HEATS SCORES: Chris Harris (0-3-2-2-1) 8, Jason Doyle (1-2-2-2-1) 8, Niels Kristian Iversen (2-1-2-3-3) 11, Hans Andersen (3-2-3-3-3) 14, Nicki Pedersen (1-2-1-2-2) 8, Rory Schlein (3-R-1-0-0) 4, Grzegorz Zengota (0-0-0-1-0) 1, Edward Kennett (2-1-1-0-R) 4, Nick Morris (F-0-X-1-2) 3, Bjarne Pedersen (2-1-2-1-2) 8, Freddie Lindgren (1-3-0-3-1) 8, Peter Kildemand (3-FX-3-0-2) 8, Troy Batchelor (1-1-1-1-1) 5, Mads Korneliussen (0-3-3-3-0) 9, Tai Woffinden (2-2-F-2-3) 9, Scott Nicholls (3-3-3-0-3) 12.
Heat 20: Andersen, Pedersen, Lindgren, Korneliussen. (67.58)
Andersen looks in superb form has he takes it from the tapes to the line.
Heat 19: Iversen, Kildemand, Batchelor, Schlein. 67.12
Kildemand is all over the back of Iversen, but the Dane holds off his compatriot.
Heat 18: Nicholls, Morris, Doyle, Zengota. (67.35)
Nicholls gets back to winning ways with ease.
Heat 17: Woffinden, B Pedersen, Harris, Kennett. 67.09
Woffinden steals it on the line.
SCORES: Chris Harris (0-3-2-2), Jason Doyle (1-2-2-2), Niels Kristian Iversen (2-1-2-3), Hans Andersen (3-2-3-3), Nicki Pedersen (1-2-1-2), Rory Schlein (3-R-1-0), Grzegorz Zengota (0-0-0-1), Edward Kennett (2-1-1-0), Nick Morris (F-0-X-1), Bjarne Pedersen (2-1-2-1), Freddie Lindgren (1-3-0-3), Peter Kildemand (3-FX-3-0), Troy Batchelor (1-1-1-1), Mads Korneliussen (0-3-3-3), Tai Woffinden (2-2-F-2), Scott Nicholls (3-3-3-0)
Heat 16: Andersen, Woffinden, Morris, Schlein. 67.67
A sweeping move in the first corner wins it for the Robins skipper.
Heat 15: Iversen, N Pedersen, B Pedersen Nicholls. 66.84
Race of the night as Pedersen storms round Iversen, only for the Lynn man to snatch it on the line.
Heat 14: Lindgren, Doyle, Batchelor, Kennett (67.67)
Lindgren from the tapes
Heat 13: Korneliussen, Harris, Zengota, Kildemand (66.93)
Kildemand is all over the place as Mads takes the win.
Having some computer issues here, bear with me
So Nicholls leads the way on a perfect nine from three rides, with Robins captain Andersen on eight. Those two looking good for a place in the final.
Heat 12: Andersen, B Pedersen, Batchelor, Zengota. (66.61)
A sweeping move in turns three and four of lap one sees Andersen take the win.
Heat 11: Korneliussen, Iversen, Kennett, Ritchings. (66.92)
Korneliussen wins the battle of the King’s Lynn men after Morris was excluded for missing the two minutes.
Nick Morris excluded for two minutes, Darryl Ritchings in in his place.
Heat 10: Kildemand, Doyle, N Pedersen, Woffinden (fell) Awarded.
Kildemand is flying out in front as Pedersen looks to take Woffinden off, but the race is awarded.
Heat nine: Nicholls, Harris, Schlein, Lindgren. (66.11)
Nicholls makes it three from three after getting the battle of Harris on the first lap.
Heat eight: Nicholls, Andersen, Kennett, Kildemand (FX). 67.44
All four riders came out the first corner together, but on the second lap Kildemand is forced into the fence. Nicholls gates well and wins the re-run.
Kildemand is eased into the fence and is excluded from heat eight. Re-run to come.
Heat seven: Lindgren, Woffinden, Iversen, Zengota. (66.65)
Woffinden locks up which allows Lindgren to take the lead, and despite the Brit's best efforts he can't pass his Wolves teammate.
Heat six: Korneliussen, Doyle, B Pedersen, Schlein (retired) (66.77)
Korneliussen superbly passes Schlein for the win.
Heat five: Harris, N Pedersen, Batchelor, Morris. (66.58)
Morris has a right go in turns one and two of lap two but falls to the back as Harris wins.
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Very impressive line up befitting for a Swindon legend. No doubt a meeting Bob Kilby would have revelled in and done battle with them all.
That's one ride for each rider, with Andersen, Schlein, Kildemand and Nicholls the men on three points.
Heat four: Nicholls, Woffinden, Batchelor, Korneliussen. (66.33)
Nicholls wins from the tapes, but the real race is between Woffinden and Batchelor with the Wolves man edging it on lap three.
Heat three (re-run): Kildemand, B Pedersen, Lindgren, Morris (fell). (65.92)
After jumping the start on the original staging of the race, Morris slips off in the re-run. Kildemand takes the win with a superb ride.
Red lights on in heat three, looked like Morris may have jumped it.
Heat two: Schlein, Kennett, N Pedersen, Zengota. (66.33)
Kennett makes the start ahead of Pedersen but Schlein sweeps around the outside of both of them in turns one and two to lead the pack home.
Pedersen, Zengi, Schlein and Kennett up in this one.
Heat one: Andersen, Iversen, Doyle, Harris. (65.86)
Andersen makes the gate and leads all four riders round. Great start for the Robins captain.
Remember the meeting is over a Grand Prix format, but with only one semi-final.
The riders are on two minutes now for heat one.
That completes the field for this evening's meeting, which is nearly ret to get underway.
Heat one up in a few minutes, which involves Harris, Doyle, Iversen and Andersen.
16: Scott Nicholls: Former Robins number one will feel at home in impressive field.
15: Tai Woffinden: The young Brit is back in the GP series, and needs some momentum.
14: Mads Korneliussen: Knew Bob Kilby well, and would be a popular winner.
13: Troy Batchelor: The Grand Prix hopeful will be looking to prove he has what it takes to win from an impressive field.
12: Peter Kildemand - It may be a memorial meeting, but the all-action Dane will put it all on the line.
11: Freddie Lindgren - Celebrated his testimonial last week, and is now gearing up for the GP series.
10: Bjarne Pedersen: The reigning champion will be looking to retain his crown.
9: Nick Morris: Faces a number of experienced riders, but will be looking to make an impact.
8: Edward Kennett - A good meeting would be the perfect start to his time in Robins colours.
7: Grzegorz Zengota - The former Robins is back in Britain and looking to impress his former fans.
6: Rory Schlein - Track specialist who is capable of beating anyone.
5: Nicki Pedersen - The star attraction is a three-time world champion but is recovering from injury, but will still put on a real show.
4: Hans Andersen - The Robins captain knows Blunsdon like the back of his hand, and will be a contender for sure.
3: Niels-Kristian Iversen - The Dane is using the meeting as vital track-time for his GP return.
2: Jason Doyle - Now a Robins asset but riding for Birmingham this season, but the Aussie will be keen to impress.
Let's start by having a look through tonight's field.
1: Chris Harris - A former British Grand Prix winner who will be looking to put down an early-season marker.
Bob raced in more than 500 meetings for the Robins and scored more than 4,000 points, as well as representing Oxford and Exeter during a 20-year career.
Good evening one and all, and welcome to another season of speedway at Blunsdon. We have 16 of the world's best riders in the world with us this evening to remember one of Swindon's greatest ever riders, Bob Kilby.