Engines are letting flying Swede down
LINUS Sundstrom believes engine problems are holding him back.
The rising Swedish star delivered a couple of rare belowpar performances in Panthers colours last week.
He managed just four points in thethursday loss at Birmingham and scored just three at tabletopping Lakeside 24 hours later, but the 20 year-old has promised to return to his best at Coventry on Friday.
Sundstrom has fine previous form at the Midlands track after winning their high-class Brandonapolis individual meeting at the start of the campaign.
Sundstrom (below) said: “It was a bad couple of days for me. I feel I’ve been riding well on the bike but the engines just haven’t been performing.
“It’s not an excuse but it certainly doesn’t help and I’m focused on putting these gremlins behind me and moving on.
“Friday is a really important day for me. I like the track at Brandon so hopefully I can put in a good performance and show the crowd what I’m really made of.”
Joint Panthers team boss Trevor Swales insists he has no major concerns over the form of Sundstrom.
Swales said: “We all saw what Linus could do last season and when helping us to victory at King’s Lynn with a maximum last month, so we have no worries on that score.
“Linus may well be expecting a bit too much from himself but I have no doubt he’ll soon be back scoring the points we know he is capable of getting.”
THE Peterboroughthundercats junior side suffered a second successive defeat in the Anglian Junior League,
They went down 22-14 against Lakeside at the Arena Essex Raceway, hot on the heels of the senior Panthers side’s defeat there.
Captain Ben Holloway became the firstthundercats rider to win a heat. They are back in action at Ipswich onthursday before making their home debut against the same opponents at Alwalton on Monday. Thundercats: Niall Strudwick 5, Simon Pearce 5, Ben Holloway 3, Jamie Collins 1+1.