PETER Kildemand is keen to stay away from the fence against Coventry as he builds up for the biggest meeting of his career, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be putting it all on the line for Swindon tonight.
The Dane is the wild card for the first time at his home Grand Prix in Copenhagen on Saturday but has a habit of hitting the fence in the days leading up to important individual meetings while in Robins colours..
A crash at home to Belle Vue in August last year left Kildemand concussed, which saw him fail to score in the Grand Prix Challenge two days later, while the Dane was also in the wars in the lead up to the latest round of GP qualifying from which he only sneaked through.
While hoping to avoid making it a hat trick of poory-timed crashes this evening, Kildemand will still be looking to put on a show for the Blunsdon crowd against Coventry this evening.
“Hopefully there won’t be any crashes this time because I really don’t need one,” he said.
“It’s happened before but I really hope it doesn’t happen again, but I don’t think it’s something you think about when you race.
“That’s how it should be because if you start thinking about things too much then you can’t give your best.”
Kildemand is looking forward to locking horns with a Bees side which contains fellow Danes Hans Andersen and Michael Jepsen Jensen this evening, after the previous meeting between the two was curtailed after 10 races due to the weather.
“It would be nice for some decent weather and hopefully we can get something done because it wasn’t really proper speedway last time Coventry were here,” he said.
“It should be a good meeting and the boys will have plenty of confidence from winning at Leicester. Maybe they don’t need me and Batch anymore, I don’t know.
“Coventry are definitely going to be stronger now they’ve signed Michael (Jepsen Jensen) because he is a very good rider so it’s going to be a tough one for us.”