COVATTI HEADS HOME TO IPSWICH
Italian star Nicolas Covatti is keen to make himself at home with Ipswich again after admitting he struggled to adapt to the Poole track.
09 / 01 / 2020, 08:29
Italian star Nicolas Covatti is keen to make himself at home with Ipswich again after admitting he struggled to adapt to the Poole track in 2019.
The Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations rider returns to the Witches, where he raced in the SGB Championship from 2015 to 2018.
He joined the Pirates in 2019 – the year Ipswich returned to the top flight. Despite fighting his way into the Poole top five with some solid performances, the Argentinean-born man admits he struggled to produce his best form at Wimborne Road.
When I returned to Ipswich last season, it was very good and I realised that my home was at Ipswich.
With Pirates heading into the Championship this year, Covatti has completed a switch back to the Witches and believes he can fly at Foxhall.
He said: “I was hoping for a call from Ipswich because I wanted to return. I had a few opportunities to race at Ipswich last season, once as a guest, and I scored well. The track was as good as it always is.
“It is a good home advantage there because most riders don’t like the track. They struggle on this type of track and can’t adapt. It was an easy decision when Chris (Louis) called because it was it was what I wanted.”
While he doesn’t regret trying a new home track, he admits he didn’t settle on the Poole shale. He said: “The results were not fantastic. I was not that happy with my season. I was consistent but in reality, I can do a lot more.
“At Poole I couldn’t achieve that. It was a track that had a few difficulties each week and I couldn’t find the setup, which caused me problems throughout the season.
“When I returned to Ipswich last season, it was very good and I realised that my home was at Ipswich. I was thinking about the future and 2020, and I was hoping to have the opportunity to return to Ipswich. Luckily it happened.”