PANTHERS HERO HAILS DANISH ICON

Thursday November 12, 2020
PANTHERS favourite Ulrich Ostergaard is relieved to see his idol Hans Nielsen on the road to recovery.

Nielsen, who was a guest at his testimonial at the Showground, tested positive for Covid-19 in Poland at the Speedway of Nations last month.

Thankfully the legend is now back in Denmark getting over the illness and is expected to be fully fit soon.

Said Ostergaard: “When I started out racing in Denmark Hans was the one rider I looked up to and wanted to emulate even when I rode the 50cc bikes.

“I guess he was the one reason I decided to sacrifice everything and make the move to England to become a better rider. I remember him being so professional and his equipment was always top quality.

“Most Danes nowadays are always looking after sponsors the right way and always try and give something back and Hans and Erik (Gundersen) were the real inspirations in my era of starting out.

“Even now I know how important looking right and the bikes looking right kind of give you the edge over other riders. Hans was always immaculate and such an inspiration for so many Danes who have ridden in England.”

Peterborough officials were involved in a zoom meeting with fellow Premiership chiefs on Monday morning to discuss the plans of Polish top flight clubs to restrict riders to only one other league.

That would mean question marks over the return of Rohan Tungate but Niels-Kristian Iversen isn’t currently with an Ekstraliga outfit.

PETERBOROUGH SPEEDWAY are supported by Crendon Timber as team sponsors and City Auction Group as club sponsors.

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