Popular Danish racer Mads Korneliussen will celebrate 10 years in British Speedway this coming March at King’s Lynn’s Norfolk Arena.
From taking his first laps at Newport, to starting a new challenge in 2014 with Leicester, Korneliussen has been one of British Speedway’s solid scorers over the years. His all-action style, true grit and determination sprit has won him fans across the country and the world.
On March 16, the Dane will celebrate his time in British Speedway with a star-studded testimonial at his adopted home King’s Lynn. Although he will not represent the Stars in 2014, he is held in high regard by the club who have agreed to stage the meeting at the Norfolk Arena.
Korneliussen said: “I’m pleased that Buster (Keith Chapman) has allowed me to host this meeting at King’s Lynn, especially after being left out of team plans this year.
The meeting will take on a four-team tournament format with each team having four riders and one reserve who will be a former rider making a one-off appearance for Korneliussen’s special day. The teams that will take part all have a special connection for the Dane. His first club Newport, parent team Swindon, former club King’s Lynn and current team Leicester will all take part on March 16.
“I’ve chosen these teams for my meeting because these are the four clubs I’ve enjoyed racing for so far in my career.” Said Korneliussen. He added: “I can’t say a lot about Leicester as we are yet to race a meeting but from what I have seen they have a very professional set up.”
“I am working on sponsorship deals for the meeting, so if anyone would like to get involved please contact me via my website (www.madskorneliussen.com) or on twitter (@MadzTestimonial). I will announce all the riders that will be taking part shortly, but I am sure it will be a competitive line-up that will be a great start to the season.”
The first rider to be confirmed is Korneliussen’s long-time friend and world number 3, Niels-Kristian Iversen. The King’s Lynn Star has been racing at the highest level for two-seasons and has proved that he is one of the best riders in the world having claimed two grand prix victories in 2013.
Korneliussen said: “I’ve known Niels for a long time and I am pleased he will racing in my testimonial. His place in the lineup was never in doubt though, he agreed to do this meeting at least five years ago!
“I just hope the weather gods are good to me and we can have some great weather for the event.”