Former Comet wins first GP of 2016!
Photo by Dave PayneSat 30 Apr 2016
Former Comet Peter Kildemand tonight won the opening Grand Prix of the 2016 season with a stunning victory in the Final at Krsko, Slovenia to put himself on top of the GP standings after the first of eleven rounds in this year's championship.
Kildemand, who made his debut in British Speedway with the Comets in 2010, spent two years with Workington before moving up into the Elite League with Swindon and then onto the world stage.
Having picked up 9 points from his five qualifying heats PK then won his semi-final from gate 2, defeating Jason Doyle, Nicki Pedersen and Maciej Janowski, before taking gate 2 again in the final where he saw off the challenge of Doyle once more, as well as Chris Holder and current World Champion Tai Woffinden to take top spot on the podium.
This was PK's second GP win, having won the Danish GP last season when riding as a reserve replacement; but this year he has already fully justified his selection as a permanent Wild Card for 2016 with this stunning victory in Slovenia, despite riding with a rib injury picked up just under two weeks ago!
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Last Updated : Sun 01 May 2016, 17:27 UK