Bjerre en­joys per­fect GP warm-up in Pan­thers romp

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

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

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