Double Danish champ Niels-Kristian Iversen is determined to stay on the World Championship medal rostrum after he was crowned Prince of PARKEN with a famous Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix victory.
The world No.3 won the final in Copenhagen on Saturday night ahead of Troy Batchelor ‰ÛÒ the Aussie ace‰Ûªs sole defeat of the night as he fell agonisingly short of an unforgettable seven-ride maximum.
American legend Greg Hancock finished third to move a point ahead of Great Britain‰Ûªs Tai Woffinden at the World Championship summit going into the British SGP at Cardiff‰Ûªs Millennium Stadium on July 12.
But it was NKI who had the biggest cause for celebration as he became the first Dane to win in Copenhagen since Hans Andersen in 2006, before receiving his trophy from HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, who was guest of honour at PARKEN.
Having stormed back on to the medal rostrum and up to third in the World Championship, Iversen would love to continue spraying the champagne and has set his sights on staying in the SGP series‰Ûª top three.
The 2013 bronze medallist said: ‰ÛÏMy aim is a medal, but there is still a long way to go. I know I‰Ûªm in third position at the moment, but we‰Ûªre still only halfway. A lot of points can slip and a lot of things can happen.
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs just about taking one meeting at a time, getting these points and solid performances. Then I am sure I will be in contention for something good at the end. Of course my goal is to get on the rostrum again, but there is a long way to go.‰Û