Hurdles to overcome for Iversen return, says King’s Lynn Stars boss Chapman

Niels-Kristian Iversen. Picture: Ian Burt

Niels-Kristian Iversen. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn owner Keith Chapman has admitted he would love to have club icon Niels-Kristian Iversen back.

Controversial restrictions in the Polish League, which prevent riders from racing in some leagues they want to, ruled the Dane out of the 2017 season.

And Chapman says there are still hurdles to overcome to make it happen after Iversen was overlooked for a Grand Prix slot.

He said: 'In my opinion, he's a top rider who knows how to mix it with the very best and it will be a huge loss – but he'll be back one day I'm sure.

'The GPs have never had an influence on Niels' inclusion at King's Lynn or in British Speedway – the problem was with the rulings that Poland introduced. They continue to prove to be very difficult to work with at this moment in time but that's another story for another day. But of course not having a Grand Prix every other week would of course make any rider look at all options possible and who knows what will happen.'

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