Former Comet Peter Kildemand third at Cardiff GP
Former Workington Comets favourite Peter Kildemand claimed third place in yesterday's British Grand Prix at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
Kildemand, dubbed 'Spiderman' because of his style when he arrived at Workington (who were his first British club) in 2010 is now riding in this year's GP series as a replacement for broken leg victim Jarek Hampel.
PK picked up 9 points from his five qualifying rides before claiming second place behind Tai Woffinden in his semi-final and then third place in the Grand Final behind GP winner, fellow-Dane Niels Kristian Iversen, and second placed Aussie, Chris Holder.
Meanwhile, a second former Comet in yesterday's Cardiff GP, Craig Cook, gave an excellent performance as the 'Wild Card' when he registered 7 points and was very unfortunate not to reach the semi-final stage. Had Denmark's Michael Jepsen Jensen not won heat 20 then Cook would have claimed the eighth and final semi-final place on countback.
Nevertheless, it was an excellent performance from Cook, who set the equal fastest time of the night when he shot from the inside gate to win heat 3 ahead of eventual runner-up Chris Holder, reigning World Champion Greg Hancock and Polish star Maciej Janowski.
Both Cook and Kildemand rode together as Comets in 2010 before Cook was sold to Edinburgh in 2011. Meanwhile Kildemand raced for the Comets again in 2011 before moving on to join Elite League side Swindon in 2012.
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Last Updated : Sun 05 Jul 2015, 23:30 UK