Kildemand gets Grand Prix wildcard
SWINDON Robins ace Peter Kildemand has been given a chance to build on his Copenhagen heroics after being handed the wild card for the Nordic FIM Speedway Grand Prix at Vojens Speedway Center on September 13.
Kildemand will don the famous number 16 race jacket for the second time this season after a stunning full World Championship debut in the Danish SGP at PARKEN on June 28.
The 24-year-old stormed to the final with one of his trademark swashbuckling displays, before finishing fourth behind fellow countryman Niels-Kristian Iversen, Robins’ team-mate Troy Batchelor and Greg Hancock.
Kildemand also impressed in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup, helping Denmark pip hosts Poland to gold at Bydgoszcz last month.
The Swindon, Czestochowa, Vargarna and Fjelsted racer is enjoying the season of his life throughout Europe and is one of the favourites in the GP Challenge at Lonigo on September 20, where the top three earn World Championship places for 2015.
Another big result just a week before that event would give Kildemand the ultimate confidence boost for his Italian job.
He is joined in the Nordic SGP by FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship finalists Mikkel Bech Jensen and Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen.