Nermark targeting big finish
King's Lynn Stars' Daniel Nermark bids to end his topsy turvy week on a high in tomorrow's Premier Trophy pool finale at Birmingham. (6.30pm) Nermark powered to his best return in a Stars' race jacket with paid 17 anchoring a second consecutive Premier League away win at Redcar on Thursday.
King's Lynn Stars' Daniel Nermark bids to end his topsy turvy week on a high in tomorrow's Premier Trophy pool finale at Birmingham. (6.30pm)
Nermark powered to his best return in a Stars' race jacket with paid 17 anchoring a second consecutive Premier League away win at Redcar on Thursday.
The Swede's man of the meeting display was in stark contrast to his shocker at the Norfolk Arena 24 hours earlier when clutch and carburettor problems beset Lynn's heat leader.
“It was great to come back straight away and have a meeting like that,” he said. “It can affect your confidence. I had lots of trouble with the bike and I was very down. We started a bit slow at Redcar and were quite a few points behind. I managed to pick up a tactical and that got us going.”
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Nermark predicts a stiff test in the second city. Lynn clinched a semi final spot with a midweek 59-33 home win over the Brummies. The Stars head to Perry Barr looking for the bonus point to finish top of the Midland section.
“Birmingham is probably going to be pretty hard,” said Nermark. “It's a new track for everyone but the team is going really well at the minute. We're giving clubs a run for their money. We feel we can be more than a match and win every away meeting we go into. Maybe that is not the case when teams come to our place. We are showing great spirit, everyone is together - it's just about working hard and getting our bikes right.”
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Nermark is refusing to get carried away with Lynn's impressive early season form after last year's clean sweep.
“More trophies are possible but as a speedway rider you can't think like that,” he said. “You must take it meeting by meeting and hopefully by the end we are in a position to win things. I'm quite proud to be at King's Lynn. It's a nice team, all the people are good to work with and it feels great to be part of a club like this.”
Italian racer Daniele Tessari will guest at reserve for Rob Lyon's side. The Edinburgh rider notched paid 12 in the Monarchs' narrow 47-43 defeat at Scottish rivals Glasgow last time out.
Brummies: 1 Ulrich Ostergarrd, 2 Aiden Collins, 3 Jason Lyons, 4 Ben Powell, 5 Emiliano Sanchez, 6 Lee Smart, 7 Brent Werner.
Stars: 1 Tomas Topinka, 2 Chris Mills, 3 Daniel Nermark, 4 Trevor Harding, 5 Paul Lee, 6 James Brundle, 7 Daniele Tessari.