THORSSELL WINS THE OLYMPIQUE

Tuesday October 11, 2016
SWEDISH star Jacob Thorssell was crowned the 2016 Recycled Aggregate Services Olympique Champion as Wolverhampton brought the curtain down on an unforgettable season.

The 23-year-old beat team-mate Freddie Lindgren in a two-man run-off to deny the Parrys International Wolves skipper what would have been a record seventh event victory.

The handicap system meeting proved to be popular once again as a bumper crowd turned out to welcome home the Elite League Champions.

Thorssell, who scored ten points from his five programmed rides, says winning the individual fixture was the perfect way to round off a memorable year.

Said Thorssell: "I know we won the Gold medals at Belle Vue but I had a bad meeting there last week.

"That made me even hungrier to end my year on a high and to win this meeting is a really good feeling.

"Freddie made a little mistake in the run-off and I was in the right place at the right time to get past him.

"It really is an amazing way to finish the year off and now I'll just enjoy the winter!"

Three time British Champion Chris Harris finished on the Olympique rostrum for the sixth time in seven events.

2016 team members Sam Masters and Max Clegg both finished on eight points, as did Peter Karlsson who bowed out of life at Monmore Green with one final race win in his last outing.

Fans favourite Adam Skornicki also picked up two race wins and treated the Monmore crowd to a traditional doughnut celebration.

The Parrys International Wolves will reflect on a season to remember at their Celebration Dinner on Friday, October 21.

RECYCLED AGGREGATE SERVICES OLYMPIQUE, at Wolverhampton 1. Jacob Thorssell (Wolverhampton) 10 after run off 2. Freddie Lindgren (Wolverhampton) 10 3. Chris Harris (Coventry) 9

Other scorers: Ricky Wells 8, Steve Worrall 8, Scott Nicholls 8, Sam Masters 8, Tobiasz Musielak 8, Peter Karlsson 8, Max Clegg 8, Kyle Howarth 7, Adam Skornicki 7, Ashley Morris 6, Rohan Tungate 6, Ludvig Lindgren 5, Grzegorz Zengota 4.

Picture: JOHN HIPKISS

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