Nicki Pedersen set for Elite League pairs ride

Nicki Pedersen
Pedersen was a winter signing for the Peterborough Panthers

Peterborough Panthers' number one Nicki Pedersen has been named as a late addition for the Elite League pairs at the Norfolk Arena on April 27.

The 33-year-old three-time world champion was not in the original line-up but has been cleared to ride.

The annual event sees each Elite League side's top two riders race together.

Dane Pedersen is familiar with the King's Lynn Stars track after riding for the Norfolk team in the 2001 and 2002 campaigns.

"There is no doubt Nicki Pedersen is box office and it's great to have him back racing in this country," said Stars co-promoter Jonathan Chapman.

"And it's only correct that one of the top names in the world should grace a prestigious meeting like this.

"It's an unbelievable line-up and a huge honour for King's Lynn speedway to be hosting the event."

Elite League pairs line-up

Group A: Fredrik Lindgren/Tai Woffinden (Wolverhampton), Nicki Pedersen/Troy Batchelor (Peterborough), Krzysztof Kasprzak/Daniel King, (Birmingham), Kenneth Bjerre/Niels-Krisitian Iversen (King's Lynn), (Scott Nicholls/Simon Stead (Swindon)

GROUP B: Hans Andersen/Edward Kennett (Coventry), Adam Shields/Lee Richardson (Lakeside), Chris Harris/Rory Schlein (Belle Vue), Bjarne Pedersen/Joonas Kylmakorpi (Eastbourne), Chris Holder, Davey Watt (Poole)