AMBITIOUS Nicolai Klindt vowed to improve after getting off to a solid start on his seasonal debut for Pirates.

The dashing Dane opened with a haul of five paid six in Wednesday’s 58-32 thrashing of King’s Lynn at Wimborne Road.

Klindt was quickly out of sight in his opening heat, in which he beat the likes of Thomas Jorgensen and Josh Grajczonek, but found it tougher after that.

He was last in heat five but finished third twice in his final two rides.

Reflecting on his night’s work, Klindt said: “It started really well and I felt really good in the first heat.

“After that I had bike issues and was working pretty hard in the pits trying to solve everything.

“I wasn’t too happy about my starts towards the end. I thought I had good speed but didn’t ride as well as Richie (Worrall) did – I will save that for next time.”

Klindt’s full-time racing in Britain this season prior to joining Pirates has come in the SGB Championship with Workington.

Having joined Poole ahead of the 2017 campaign, he was made an asset 13 months ago, joining on a full transfer from Wolverhampton.

A month later, his campaign was ended by a serious knee injury sustained while racing in Latvia.