SPEEDWAY: Swindon ace Kildemand in form ahead of Elite League Riders' Championship

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Peter Kildemand Peter Kildemand

SWINDON star Peter Kildemand warmed up for Sunday's Elite League Riders Championship by scoring 11 points and getting through to the individual final at former Robin Mads Korneliussen’s testimonial meeting on Sunday in King's Lynn.

Kildemand was pipped in the final by Niels-Kristian Iversen who turned out for Newport.

The Swindon team of Kildemand, Troy Batchelor, Nicolai Klindt and guest Hans Anderson finished runners-up behind Leicester.

Batchelor, who joins Kildemand in representing Swindon at the showpiece ELRC meeting in Coventry on Sunday (6pm) was not at his best, scoring just five points.

Sunday's championship is a great curtain-raiser for the new speedway season as it features no fewer than eight Grand Prix stars – including the newly-promoted Batchelor and world champion Tai Woffinden, representing Wolverhampton.

Other stars on show include Freddie Lindgren, Kenneth Bjerre, Chris Harris and Matej Zagar.

YOUNG Swindon ace Nick Morris showed he could land running at the start of the speedway season when starring for the Rest of the World team in the Ben Fund Bonanza clash with Great Britain at Leicester.

Aussie Morris scored 10+1 points, forcing his way into the individual final but could not prevent his Swindon boss Alun Rossiter making a winning start as the new GB captain – Rosco's men won 45-39.

Morris crashed out in the final leaving the way clear for Belle Vue's Craig Cook to take the honours.

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