Andersen keen for more race time ahead of Swedish GP

Andersen keen for more race time ahead of Swedish GP

Andersen keen for more race time ahead of Swedish GP

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HANS Andersen has always said he is a rider who gets better when racing regularly.

But despite a lack of meetings recently, the Dane is still going well throughout Europe.

In Britain in particular, Andersen had a one-month break due to the wet weather but that did not remotely affect his scoring when he rode against Lakeside, Eastbourne and Peterborough inside the last eight days.

He needs all the form he can get going into the Swedish Grand Prix in Gothenburg toNIGHT, when he takes on the best world speedway has to offer .

Andersen will be aiming to close the gap on the top eight, from which he currently finds himself eight points adrift, in order to secure a place in next year’s GP Series.

“I was happy to be in the UK on Thursday because it seemed more rare to be racing in the UK than around Europe,” said Andersen.

“There’s been a few meetings abroad because the Swedish League has started - they’ve not been affected by the weather there - and I’ve done a few in Poland, but apart from that it’s been fairly quiet.

“It was good to go to Swindon to get a few laps in before the GP on Saturday, because I’ve got to win races there, just as I will have to on Saturday.

“I’ve been well-pleased with my form in Britain so far, although there’s always room for improvement and I’m trying to get a little bit better every time. As long as I can score 10 points on a bad night then that’s not bad.”

Andersen’s aim in Sweden tomorrow is simple – to get out of the gate quicker. The Dane has been happy with his machinery in the opening rounds but says he has been punished for not making starts.

“I need to be trapping better,” he said.

“When you ride in the British league you ride against maybe one world-class rider per race, maximum two, and when you’re in the GPs you’ve got three, so it’s a little bit different.

“It’s hard and you’ve got to plug away and keep going.

“Speed-wise I’ve got enough but in the GPs I need to be gating because you don’t pass these people so easy.

“If I do that I’ll be OK because I’ve got plenty of speed.”

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12:34pm Sat 26 May 12

swindonbob says...

Good luck tonight Hans. I'm so glad we have a quality No 1 rider at Swindon again. Your contribution to the Robins this season cannot be under-estimated, and the two 5-1s with young Nick Morris against Peterborough were brilliant, and not seen in Swindon kevlars since the great Leigh Adams. Long may this continue.
Good luck tonight Hans. I'm so glad we have a quality No 1 rider at Swindon again. Your contribution to the Robins this season cannot be under-estimated, and the two 5-1s with young Nick Morris against Peterborough were brilliant, and not seen in Swindon kevlars since the great Leigh Adams. Long may this continue. swindonbob
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8:29pm Sat 26 May 12

mikek says...

swindonbob wrote:
Good luck tonight Hans. I'm so glad we have a quality No 1 rider at Swindon again. Your contribution to the Robins this season cannot be under-estimated, and the two 5-1s with young Nick Morris against Peterborough were brilliant, and not seen in Swindon kevlars since the great Leigh Adams. Long may this continue.
Totally agree Hans has been an excellent signing for the robins and is a great team man.Good win Thursday but certainly spoilt by Batchelor lending Steads bike for his last two rides. Why on earth is this guy lending machinery when we are still in the beginning of the season. Come on Roscoe you need to change it while he's on an 8 point average otherwise it will be a 5 pointer on current form.I would certainly change it now with Pawlicki the obvious choice to replace Batch. Rest of the side were excellent and Aspergen was very unlucky to not have scored more. The star at the moment is Kildermand no doubt and he scores home and away on any track what a star of the future. Take note Simon this guy shows others just how to ride any shape track.
[quote][p][bold]swindonbob[/bold] wrote: Good luck tonight Hans. I'm so glad we have a quality No 1 rider at Swindon again. Your contribution to the Robins this season cannot be under-estimated, and the two 5-1s with young Nick Morris against Peterborough were brilliant, and not seen in Swindon kevlars since the great Leigh Adams. Long may this continue.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Hans has been an excellent signing for the robins and is a great team man.Good win Thursday but certainly spoilt by Batchelor lending Steads bike for his last two rides. Why on earth is this guy lending machinery when we are still in the beginning of the season. Come on Roscoe you need to change it while he's on an 8 point average otherwise it will be a 5 pointer on current form.I would certainly change it now with Pawlicki the obvious choice to replace Batch. Rest of the side were excellent and Aspergen was very unlucky to not have scored more. The star at the moment is Kildermand no doubt and he scores home and away on any track what a star of the future. Take note Simon this guy shows others just how to ride any shape track. mikek
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8:42am Mon 28 May 12

oldlegtrailer says...

Well said you two. I never like Hans in the past but I think this guy is a replacement for Leigh. He can ride every inch of the Abbey, team rides and gets the result. Will be a difficult man to beat. I hope he can pass on his help and experience to the non performers. Great effort Thursday by the team
Well said you two. I never like Hans in the past but I think this guy is a replacement for Leigh. He can ride every inch of the Abbey, team rides and gets the result. Will be a difficult man to beat. I hope he can pass on his help and experience to the non performers. Great effort Thursday by the team oldlegtrailer
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