RISING star Frederik Jakobsen graduated from college and then revealed plans to pass his Pirates exams.

Having formally completed education a week ago, the Danish prospect is now pursuing speedway as a full-time career.

Wednesday’s victory over Belle Vue was a first league meeting in Britain for Jakobsen, who already had contracts in place with Fjelsted, Poznan and Lejonen.

The 20-year-old suffered a first-ride spill at Wimborne Road but powered to victory in the re-run and ended with an impressive seven paid nine as Poole banked an emphatic 54-35 triumph.

It was an early start to the Pirates career of the highly-rated youngster, who had originally expected to take his place in the team for the 2019 campaign.

Jakobsen said: “Until now, I haven’t had the time to race in Britain as I only graduated from college a week ago.

“One week before graduating, I texted Matt (Ford, Poole boss) to say that if he had a spot, I was up for it.

“It fits in pretty well with my meetings in Denmark and Poland and there will only be one fixture clash.

“It will be a good start for me. I have had a lot of talks with Matt so it was only a matter of time as to when it would happen.

“The original plan was to do it from next year but I had a lot of free time because I haven’t done a lot of meetings in Sweden.

“I want to prove something to Matt now that I am here. I am buzzing to get going and can’t wait to see what happens.”

Soon due to become a Pirates asset, Jakobsen goes back the best part of a decade with Pirates duo Brady Kurtz and Kacper Woryna and knows compatriot Nicolai Klindt very well.

He is hoping to make the most of a stint at reserve having been handed an assessed 4.00 average.

Jakobsen said: “My goal is to get settled over here, get a good base and get to know some people who can help me move in the right direction.

“I want to keep improving and if everything goes right, I will, hopefully, stay here for next year.

“Being at reserve is a bonus. It will make it a bit easier to fit in at the start and not have to face tough opponents every single time.

“I know what I am capable of. I am not here to become world champion in a year, I am just here to progress and keep my career on the right path.

“I am looking for a good season where we can get into the play-offs.

“When you think of the play-offs, you think of Poole. That is what we are fighting for and if I can help the club achieve that, I will be very happy.”