Iversen’s World Cham­pi­onship dream is still very much alive

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

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.

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