Wednesday July 03, 2024
BIRMINGHAM have suffered a setback with the news that No.1 Freddie Lindgren won’t be fit to take his place in Thursday’s (July 4, 7.30pm) ROWE Motor Oil Premiership fixture at King’s Lynn.

The Swede came off the back of his bike as he celebrated stunning success in last Saturday’s Grand Prix in Gorzow with a wheelie.

Live on TV, he could be seen hobbling away from the incident in some discomfort and requires further rehabilitation.

With extremely limited guest options available to fill such a role, club bosses have opted to run rider replacement instead and share Lindgren’s programmed rides amongst their existing team members.

Curtis Sport Brummies CEO Nigel Tolley said: “It is really disappointing we won’t have Freddie with us on Thursday because he would have been full of confidence having won the GP at the weekend.

“Anyone who was watching though could see he had hurt himself and while he’s given it a few days to see how he progressed, he’s still not quite right and doctors have advised he gets some further treatment before he gets back racing.

“Belle Vue are the only team in the Premiership not racing on Thursday and when we looked at the picture overall, whilst not ideal, we have gone with R/R at No.1.

“King’s Lynn have picked up at home lately but they’ve had a couple of setbacks team wise themselves.

“So it should be an interesting meeting and if we can ride similarly to how we did when we were there a couple of months ago and get a few more points from some areas of the team then I see no reason why we can’t push them all the way.”

The Brummies have reverted to a more traditional riding order for their trip to Norfolk with skipper Steve Worrall returning to his favoured No.2 position and Tom Brennan back in a heat-leader role.

King’s Lynn are without Tobiasz Musielak who has withdrawn from his team spot at the Adrian Flux Arena whilst Belle Vue’s Ben Cook was booked as an early guest for the injured Nicolai Klindt.

KING’S LYNN: Tobiasz Musielak R/R, Benjamin Basso, Ben Cook, Niels-Kristian Iversen, Jan Kvech, Patryk Wojdylo, Anders Rowe.
BIRMINGHAM: Freddie Lindgren R/R, Steve Worrall, Justin Sedgmen, Wiktor Lampart, Tom Brennan, Piotr Pawlicki, Leon Flint.

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