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PREMIERSHIP | IPSWICH ADD PIESZCZEK

Polish racer Krystian Pieszczek looks forward to following in the footsteps of national legend Tomasz Gollob after signing for Ipswich.

15 / 01 / 2019, 09:20

Polish racer Krystian Pieszczek looks forward to following in the footsteps of national legend Tomasz Gollob after signing for Ipswich.

The former FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship runner-up joins Danny King, Richard Lawson, Cameron Heeps and Jake Allen at Foxhall as the club makes its SGB Premiership comeback.

Ipswich have a rich history of signing Polish stars with Gollob playing a pivotal role in the club’s legendary 1998 treble-winning season, while Jaroslaw Hampel also raced in their colours.

I know that Tomasz Gollob rode here with Chris and Tony Rickardsson and I am looking forward to riding in the Premiership with the club.

Krystian Pieszczek

Pieszczek is being managed by Thomas Gaszynski and revealed Gollob’s former right-hand man helped him get his foot in the door at Foxhall.

He told the club’s official website: “I was recommended through my last British club Leicester. My manager Thomas Gaszynski, who was Tomasz Gollob’s manager for 25 years, and Chris Louis, who Thomas has known for many years, contacted each other.

“I’ve decided to race in England again this year because it’s an extreme learning curve for me.

“I know that Tomasz Gollob rode here with Chris and Tony Rickardsson and I am looking forward to riding in the Premiership with the club.”

Pieszczek is confident he can adapt to a circuit he has never even visited. He said: “I haven’t been to Foxhall before, but I enjoyed the British league very much when I was with Leicester.

“I always give it my all whenever I’m racing, and I wouldn’t be surprised if people back in Poland will be keeping an eye on me.

“The fans will definitely see me giving it my all and hopefully putting as many points as possible on the board for Ipswich. First and foremost, I want to stay injury-free and secondly, I want to represent my clubs as best as possible and hopefully reach the play-offs.

“I am training with a regime that I’ve been using in the past, but a few changes have been added, hopefully for the better.”

 

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