Monday was a busy day for Nicolai and Poole, who had a double header and Wednesday was Danish league action.
Monday was a Bank Holiday in the UK, which meant it was time for a double header in the Premiership. Poole were up against Swindon and started at home on Wimborne Road.
This was a good meeting for Poole where everybody in the team scored good points. This resulted in a solid home win by 51-39. Nicolai scored 7 points in his four rides.
“Finally we all had a decent day in the team and we beat Swindon comfortably. Unfortunately some of the riders found the track difficult, which meant the meeting took nearly three hours because of track grading. I would say I had a good day, despite touching the tapes in my last heat.”
Then Poole went to Swindon for their away header. This was a more even affair, which might as well have been a win for Poole in the end. However, they got a draw, 45-45, which earns them points for league table. Nicolai scored 9 points in six rides.
“Yet again we showed character and pulled in an away draw. The track was very very bad into turn one, so yet again rider had difficulties and the meeting dragged on. After they had sorted the track, I found my feet and had a good meeting. I threw a point away in heat 15 which would have earned us the win, but that was entirely down to a rider error.”
Wednesday Nicolai was in Denmark where Holsted were up against Grindsted away from home. Holsted was looking to build on their good start to the season and consolidate their leading position in the league. And so they did, and pulled off a great away win by 36-48. Nicolai had a good meeting, scoring 12 points in six rides.
“After a very unlucky start for us, with two bike issues, we fought back and managed to run Grindsted over. I had a really good day despite a broken chain in my second heat, so I’m very pleased. I took my best engine from England with me and it worked superb.”