WOLVES 47 EASTBOURNE 42

Monday August 06, 2012
SWEDISH Grand Prix star Freddie Lindgren was back to his brilliant best with a full 15-point maximum in Wolverhampton’s hard fought 47-42 win over Eastbourne at Monmore on Monday.


Lindgren, who has been struggling for consistency in British racing, was unstoppable with a string of superb rides.

He partnered Tai Woffinden to a last race 5-1 to secure a welcome win for the Parrys International Wolves – but Eastbourne were able to claim a consolation league point for losing by less than 7 away from home.

The meeting proved to be a tight affair early on, with the scores level after 7 races despite Wolves' 5-1s in heats 4 and 6.

When Woffinden fired his way to the front alongside Lindgren in heat 13, Wolves victory looked assured, but Eastbourne hit back with a 5-1 of their own to force a last heat decider.

However, Lindgren and Woffinden displayed team riding out of the very top draw to hold out Joonas Kylmakorpi in the final race of the night and send the Monmore Green crowd home happy.

Lindgren’s maximum proved the catalyst for Wolves' win, whilst Tai Woffinden also battled against his bout of the 'flu to score 12+2. Ricky Wells again performed solidly in the middle order, whilst Ty Proctor continued his good home form - although he did injure his shoulder in a heat 10 spill and was suffering from illness.

Swedish youngster Jacob Thorssell also proved a vital performer - with his score of paid 6 helping to soften the blow of a rusty performance from Nicolai Klindt on his first home appearance since injury.

Thorssell said: "It is very nice to finally get a win and hopefully we can win a few more in the next few meetings".

"My performance was OK. I had a fall in my fourth heat which I was disappointed with, but overall I was pretty pleased".

WOLVERHAMPTON 47: Fredrik Lindgren 15, Tai Woffinden 12+2, Ricky Wells 7, Ty Proctor 6+1, Jacob Thorssell 5+1, Nicolai Klindt 1+1, Pontus Aspgren 1

EASTBOURNE 42: Simon Gustafsson 11, Joonas Kylmakorpi 9+2, Timo Lahti 9, Denis Gizatulin 6, Lukas Dryml 4+1, Cameron Woodward 3+1, Lewis Bridger R/R.

Report: RICH JONES


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