Bjerre enjoys perfect GP warm-up in Panthers romp
KENNETH Bjerre enjoyed a dream warm-up for this weekend’s Danish Grand Prix when helping Panthers go on the rampage last night.
Slick track conditions scuppered any hopes of another track record-breaking performance from the little talisman, but he still reeled off four victories during a comprehensive 56-39 triumph over second-placed Lakeside in a crunch battle in the race for the Elite League play-offs.
It was a result that stretched Panthers’ home winning streak to seven matches and ensured Bjerre boarded the plane to Copenhagen this morning in a terrific mood.
He said: “It was a great night for myself and the team. I’m a bit disappointed to have been beaten in my last ride, but I was trying a few different things out because the meeting was already won.
“It is a big help to turn up to a GP in confident mood after a good meeting so I’m pleased to have put in some good rides.”
And Bjerre issued an ominous warning to future top-flight visitors to Alwalton by insisting there is even more to come from Panthers.
Bjerre believes crashing through the magical 60-point barrier is well within their reach, but they have a long wait until being able to attempt to prove him right. Panthers don’t take to their own shale again until June 25.
Bjerre added: “We are now pick- ing up all three points every time we race on our track and that’s something we must continue to do. We did it last night despite having one rider not score so I definitely think we can win even more emphatically.”
Panthers are now level with third-placed Wolverhampton ahead of a televised away showdown with the Midlands men on Monday.
Panthers report: page 78