King’s Lynn Stars ace Iversen books Speedway Grand Prix place

King's Lynn number one Niels-Kristian Iversen rounded off his dream season by qualifying for next year's Speedway Grand Prix series at the weekend.

The in-form Dane sealed his place on the sport's biggest stage by finishing third in Saturday's GP Challenge in Croatia.

Polish ace Krystof Kasprzak won the event with Iversen tied for second with four other riders at the end of the 20-heat event.

However, the 30-year-old held his nerve to progress through his 'run off' and finish behind Matej Zegar in the final to book his place in the GPs for the first time since 2008.

Iversen said on Twitter: 'Thanks for all the nice msgs (sic). What an insane meeting. Stoked to have made it. Hope it's third time lucky for me in the GP. Bring it on.'

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