Pan­thers young­ster fin­ishes third in the first leg of the Dan­ish Final

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

PAN­THERS whiz­zkid Michael Jepsen Jensen starred in the first leg of the Dan­ish Final last night.

Jepsen Jensen racked up 11 points to fin­ish third be­hind two for­mer Pan­thers stars in the open­ing chap­ter of the na­tional cham­pi­onship at Hol­sted.

Three-time world cham­pion Nicki Ped­er­sen, who skip­pered the city club last sea­son, took top spot on 14 points while Pan­thers as­set Niels Kris­tian Iversen con­tin­ued his fine start to the sea­son in sec­ond on 12.

Jepsen Jensen also came home third be­hind Ped­er­sen and Iversen in the meet­ing fi­nale which does not count to­wards the over­all stand­ings. An­other Peter­bor­ough as­set, Hans An­der­sen, who also scored 11 points, was last in that race.

But Pan­thers cap­tain Ken­neth Bjerre’s hopes of a sec­ond Dan­ish ti­tle are all but over af­ter he con­tin­ued a mis­er­able re­cent run of form.

Bjerre could only man­age four points on a night when he came home last in three of his five ap­pear­ances. The bulk of his scor­ing was done when win­ning his third ride.

Bjerre is in the dol­drums af­ter de­liv­er­ing his worstever World Cham­pi­onship per­for­mance when scor­ing only three points in the Czech SGP on Satur­day and has now been dropped by Pol­ish club Czesto­chowa af­ter fail­ing to score for them the fol­low­ing day.

He also man­aged only 1+1 for Swedish side In­di­an­erna ontues­day and will be hop­ing to get back in the groove when Pan­thers visit Coven­try in the Elite League to­mor­row night.

And the same ap­plies to Jesper B. Mon­berg who brought up the rear with just one point last night.

The sec­ond leg of the Dan­ish Final is sched­uled for Septem­ber 1 at Slangerup when Jepsen Jensen will have a good chance of glory.

Dan­ish Final first leg scores:

Nicki Ped­er­sen 14, Niels Kris­tian Iversen 12, Michael Jepsen Jensen 11, Hans An­der­sen 11, Mikkel B. Jensen 9, Leon Mad­sen 9, Mikkel Michelsen 9, Peter Kilde­mand 8, Bjarne Ped­er­sen 8, Pa­trick Hougaard 6, Ken­neth Hansen 6, Mads Kor­neliussen 6, Ken­neth Bjerre 4, Char­lie Gjedde 4, Ul­rich Oster­gaard 2, Jesper B. Mon­berg 1.

THIRD PLACE: Michael Jepsen Jensen.

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