Mads Korneliussen is so happy to be home with the King’s Lynn Stars

Action from former King's Lynn Stars rider Mads Korneliussen at the Norfolk Arena - Mads Korneliusse

Action from former King's Lynn Stars rider Mads Korneliussen at the Norfolk Arena - Mads Korneliussens (red) takes to the track. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Mads Korneliussen admits the chance of making a dream King's Lynn return was too good to turn down.

The Dane last night became the fifth confirmed member of the Stars' seven-man team for 2016 after deciding to race in England again. He opted out of the Elite League last season but couldn't stay away when Rob Lyon offered the opportunity to restart his Lynn career.

Korneliussen said: 'Rob called and asked if I wanted to come back. I told him, King's Lynn is the only place that I want to ride. Buster (Chapman, owner) phoned me a couple of days later and the deal was done, it was pretty easy really.

'After being at Leicester (2014) I didn't miss the UK, but the opportunity to move back to Lynn is a good, good choice for me and my career. I know what the set-up is, the people, the track and it is a place that is easy to get to. It makes it so much easier for me on a race day.'

The 32-year-old joined Lynn in 2011 and became a much-loved figure, as well as club captain, during his three seasons at the Adrian Flux Arena. He still hosted his testimonial at the stadium in 2014 despite being absolutely devastated about losing his place in the Stars team that year.

Korneliussen joins Troy Batchelor, Robert Lambert, Lewis Rose and 2015 skipper Rory Schlein, whose place was announced yesterday morning, in being part of Lyon's latest push for glory. Schlein, 31, broke his back while riding in Poland in May but is now fighting fit and ready for a fourth successive term in Norfolk.

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