Iversen’s World Championship dream is still very much alive
PANTHERS skipper Niels Kristian Iversen’s dream of returning to the World Championship is still alive - providing he can overcome injury.
The 27 year-old has been handed a place in the GP qualifying programme by the Danish authorities despite missing the first leg of his national championship at the end of last week.
Iversen, who is sidelined with a broken left shoulder blade suffered in a crash at the beginning of May, is included in a first round quali- fier at Fjelsted in Denmark on Saturday, June 12.
He is determined to be fighting fit for that big date and could return to the Panthers fold even sooner.
Iversen said: “Getting back into the World Championship is my big goal for the season so I’m really grateful for the place in the qualifiers.
“I’m going back to Denmark to practice at the weekend and hopefully everything will go well.
“Ideally I want to do a couple of meetings before the qualifier, but I’ll make a definite decision about when I come back after I’ve done a few laps and seen how my shoulder stands up to it.
“I’ve been out for longer than I first thought and I want to be back racing as soon as possible.”
Panthers face a busy spell with three meetings in five days next week.
They go to Wolverhampton on Monday before tackling Swindon in a KO Cup quarter-final clash on Thursday and Friday.