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SWINDON ROBINS: Kildemand focused purely on speedway
PETER Kildemand is looking forward to being able to concentrate solely on racing when the Robins take on Poole at Blunsdon this evening.
The Dane missed Monday’s loss against the Pirates after first crashing out of Swindon’s defeat to Belle Vue on Thursday and then hitting the deck in Saturday’s Grand Prix Challenge, with rider replacement only managing 3+1 in his absence at Wimborne Road.
After suffering what was thought to be a minor concussion Kildemand is now ready to return to action, and after last week’s home clash with the Aces was marred by a dispute over unpaid wages the Robins star is looking forward to putting the incident behind him.
“It’s hard to say when its the head, but it’s been getting much better over the last few days,” he said.
“I couldn’t really sleep at first, but now I can sleep all night no worries really so hopefully it’s sorted.
“I watched the meeting at Poole and the boys did really well, but it’s hard when you’re missing a rider although they covered quite well.
“It’s hard to win away, but hopefully the meeting will be easier at home and we need to take all three points to show Poole we’re good enough to beat them and go into the play-offs.
“We’ll have a full team which is good, and after last week it will be nice just to ride the bike instead of talking about money and it all being normal.
“We need to show the fans how good we are, and we’re looking forward to it.”
After tonight’s meeting Kildemand returns to Denmark for the second and final round of his national championship at Holsted tomorrow night, with the Robins rider sitting second in the standings just a point behind leader Niels-Kristian Iversen.
Kildemand is not overly fond of the Holsted track but is nonetheless going to give his all to win his first national title.
“I’m only one point behind Niels so it’s pretty close, but the meeting’s at the worst track in Denmark and I really don’t like it,” he said.
“You have to ride it, and it would be great for me if I could be able to win and be Danish champion. It would show that I’m getting there and I just hope I can ride a lot better than I did in the Grand prix Challenge.
“It’s a track anyone can ride, but if you are a really good gater you have an advantage.”
Swindon captain Hans Andersen will also be riding in the meeting and is one of a number of riders a point behind Kildemand in second.
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