LASSE Fredriksen admits he is “buzzing” to return to Edinburgh and wants silverware success.

The 26-year-old Norwegian has become a popular figure with the Stellar Monarchs’ fans since first appearing for the club in 2022 Injuries have hampered his progress at times, he is hopeful 2024 will be the year it all comes good for him.

He told Speedway Star: “I’m so happy, it was always my first choice to go back to Edinburgh, so I am buzzing that it all came together so well.

“It’s a great place for me to be, the people in and around the club have become like family to me, but now it’s time to step it up. I want to win something with this club.”

“I’m aiming to get off to a good start, build my confidence from there and I’ll begin earlier than I have done in previous years with a three-day camp in Italy at the start of March.

“I’m not one to read too much into numbers, averages and such like, I just want to ride my bike better every time I’m on the track. The points will come and I’ll help the team, which is the main thing.

“I want to win a trophy with Edinburgh. The club and the fans really deserve that.”

“It’s a good-looking team, for sure. I feel we all have something to prove one way or another, everyone has a good chance of upping their average and I feel we can surprise a few people.

“I know Picko (Josh Pickering), Paco (Castagna) and Kye (Thomson) from before and we all get on really well. And I know Justin (Sedgmen) from some guest meetings – we all know how good a rider he is. 

“We’ll welcome the new boys and hopefully they can hit the ground running.”

The Monarchs were plagued by injuries last season and Fredriksen is hoping for better luck this time around. 

He added: “It was a crazy year with regard to injuries. It was really tough to see team-mates being sidelined for weeks and weeks and myself as well, when I broke my hand in July. I don’t think we could be that unlucky again, even if we tried.

“The last two years I have been really unlucky. Even the smallest of crashes has done me some big damage because I have ridden with small injuries here and there.

“I’m determined to put that behind me. A lot of work has been done, and will continue to be done, for me to be in the best shape possible when we head into March. I know I have more to give.”


Words by Holeshot Media. 

Images by Taylor Lanning.