OPTIONS IN POLAND FOR HANCOCK
Greg Hancock says he has received offers from Poland, and insists “it’s not always down to the financial side” as he considers his options.
10 / 02 / 2019, 10:25
Four-time world champion Greg Hancock says he has received offers from Polish clubs, and insists “it’s not always down to the financial side” as he considers his options.
The Californian was left without a job in Poland after newly-promoted First Division side Rzeszow were denied a licence to race due to debts.
Hancock’s next destination has been the subject of much speculation with second-tier side Rybnik said to be interested. Lublin were also linked with a move, but announced Grigorii Laguta’s signature this week.
There are offers that have been put on the table and it’s also about whether you want to be involved with a specific club. If I choose not to go somewhere, it’s not always down to the financial side.
Grin says he is open to offers and while he admits the finances have to add up, he insists money is far from the only factor in his decision as he looks for his next Polish project.
He said: “I’m quite sure something is going to work out one way or another. It’s all about compromise and making a deal.
“If I want $10 and they want to pay me $9, then it’s our choice to meet in the middle or where I want to settle. Money is what makes the world go around and it’s a job for all of us.
“There are offers that have been put on the table and it’s also about whether you want to be involved with a specific club. If I choose not to go somewhere, it’s not always down to the financial side. That’s not the case with me.”
Hancock is keen to ensure he’s racing in the right environment as he also chases title No.5 in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series.
“I have to want to be where I’m at,” he said. “I don’t want to be stuck going somewhere because it’s the only place I have to go. I’ve done that in the past and I have seen what it has done to me as a rider.
“It’s no fun to ride by yourself. You want to be in a team that wants to win and work together.
“We have offers on the table from one or two different people at the moment and let’s wait and see what happens. There is so much going on and I won’t say too much until the time is right.”
Asked when a deal might be reached, he said: “It might be today or in two month’s time. It depends on whether I feel comfortable in the place that’s making the offer – that’s the most important thing for me.”