PATIENCE has paid off for Rasmus Jensen after he marked his first appearance as a Swindon Robins rider with a standout display.

Jensen has been on the radar of Swindon team boss Alun Rossiter for a number of years and finally signed for the club earlier this week.

The Dane has been brought in to ride at number two as Rossiter opts to make a change to his septet, with Polish rider Dawid Lampart dropping out.

Jensen first rode in British speedway back in 2013 for Plymouth and this move to Swindon will mark his maiden crack at riding in the country’s top flight in the SGB Premiership.

The 25-year-old, who will also ride for Glasgow Tigers in the Championship, is thrilled to get the chance to make the step up in class.

“When I was at Plymouth in 2014, I spent quite a bit of time in Swindon. I have been to the track before and been to visit Rosco,” said Jensen.

“I think pretty much every season since then we have been talking but never got it to work out.

“It is really good to make the step up. I have wanted to do it for a couple of years but there has always been something wrong with the averages.

“It is really good to finally get the chance up in the Premiership now.”

Jensen’s made an instant impact in his maiden meeting for Swindon, top scoring for the side as they shared a 45-45 draw at home to Poole Pirates on Monday evening.

Posting a score of 14+1 points from six rides, there was little evidence that it was the first time the Holsted-born rider had raced at the Abbey Stadium.

There are many new tracks to get to grips with as Jensen adjusts to life in the Premiership, and he feels that with the dynamics of the Abbey circuit already to his liking, it will be at home where Robins fans see the best of him.

“Monday was the first time I have ridden at Swindon but that is going to be the case with a lot of the tracks. I think I have only been to Peterborough and Ipswich before in the Premiership,” said Jensen.

“The shape is really good at Swindon and it is something I like to race on compared to the small, tight tracks – those really aren’t my favourite.

“That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to come here because I knew they had a decent track.”

Swindon are next in action when they host King’s Lynn Stars in the Premiership on June 6.