TIGERS new boy Klaus Jakobsen is looking to make up for lost time as he restarts his British speedway career in 2012.
Dane Jakobsen missed most of the 2010 campaign and the whole of 2011 after taking some time out from the sport. Previous to that, he had enjoyed two successful seasons with Stoke in which he established himself as a consistent points scorer in the Premier League.
But now the 23-year-old is ready to get his career back on track with the
Tigers, he said; “I’m really pleased to be back racing here again and especially for Sheffield, it’s a good club and they know what they’re doing so I only have to concentrate about racing and helping the team.
“I’ve been away for a year and my point now is to come back and be better than I was when I was here last time with Stoke. I know that I can get back to that level here, it is a good place.”
Jakobsen was a surprise signing at Owlerton, and he has revealed that it was
actually he who called Sheffield promoter Neil Machin about penning a deal with the Tigers.
“I gave Neil a call in the winter and asked if he needed a guy for the team and we spoke about it and we found a deal quite quickly,” he said. “Sheffield is a good club, they don’t blame you for anything and they just let you get on with what you are best at.
“The team has a really good spirit already and we have a laugh with each other and that will help us this year. It’s important to have a good atmosphere and we have got that, it’s a good group of guys. It’s a new start for me and I’m looking forward to it; new team, new year.”
Jakobsen will make his Tigers debut at home to Belle Vue tomorrow (7.45pm).