Freddie Lindgren 'excited' by Wolverhampton return

Freddie Lindgren
Freddie Lindgren has ridden in 83 Grand Prix events and raced in 12 finals, winning once in 2012

Wolverhampton's Freddie Lindgren says he will try not to put too much pressure on himself when he returns from a year away from the Elite League.

The Swede, 29, spent 10 seasons with Wolves, winning the Elite League title in 2009, before leaving in 2013 to focus on his Grand Prix ambitions.

"I don't want to paint up any big expectations, but I'm quite excited about this year," Lindgren said.

"I'm hoping we can all click together and have a good year."

Lindgren, who won his home Grand Prix in 2012, left the sport in Great Britain last year to concentrate on his commitments in Poland, Sweden and the Grand Prix series in 2014.

But he was unable to secure a top-eight finish in the World Championships, meaning he will not be part of the Grand Prix series in 2015.

Despite that setback, Lindgren - who will ride at number one for the Monmore Green club this season - is looking forward to rekindling the success he had at Wolves.

Part of the team that won the title six years ago was Peter Karlsson and Lindgren is hoping the two of them can hit it off again.

He continued: "2009 was an unbelievable year to be involved with, and to do something similar to that again this year would be awesome.

"With me and 'PK' in the side from 2009, we have people who know what it takes to be successful and to be on a winning side."

Wolverhampton are without 2013 world champion Tai Woffinden in 2015 after he decided, like Lindgren, to sit out the year to concentrate on racing elsewhere in Europe and the Grand Prix circuit.