Bjerre won’t feel the extra pressure
SPEEDWAY: Kenneth Bjerre insists he will have no problem shouldering the expectation of an entire nation in the Danish Grand Prix tonight.
No home rider has tasted success in Copenhagen since thenPanthers skipper Hans Andersen roared to glory as a wildcard winner back in 2006.
World Championship leader Bjerre is the likeliest rider to end the Danish drought after shining on the sport’s biggest stage so far in 2010.
The 26 year-old’s Swedish Grand Prix success last month is sandwiched by two very creditable semi-final exits – a record which means he will take to the track in the Parken Stadium two points clear of closest challenger Jarek Hampel of Poland.
But the level-headed Huntingdon resident is confident he will not be swept away by the intense spotlight or the euphoria created by a near-capacity 28,000 crowd.
Bjerre said: “I won’t be doing anything differently because it is my home GP. It will be the same preparation, the same routine and hopefully the same sort of good result I’ve been having this year.
“The noise and the great support is like having another 10 per cent in your locker and hopefully I can use that to my advantage.”
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