KYLMAKORPI QUITS BRITAIN
Wednesday 31st October 2012, 12:35
Finnish international Joonas Kylmakorpi will sit out the British Elite League in 2013, leaving Eastbourne to search for a new No.1.
The triple world longtrack champion has decided to walk away from racing in the UK to focus on his efforts in Sweden, Poland and Denmark, the SGP qualifiers and his longtrack career.
Eagles team manager Trevor Geer says the club were told by the rider some time ago that he wouldn’t be back next term.
He told the club’s official website: “Joonas gave us plenty of notice of his plans for next year and that means we are carefully able to consider the options available to us.
“Joonas is one of the most spectacular riders in speedway and we will miss him setting Arlington alight with his distinctive style.
“His early-season injury in 2012 badly affected his year in British speedway and we only saw glimpses of him at his best. We wish Joonas the very best for 2013 and hope he can repeat his success in the longtrack series.”
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