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HOLDER HEADING FOR WROCLAW?

Former world champ Chris Holder could be on the brink of a PGE Ekstraliga return with Torun clearing the way for him to guest for Wroclaw.

27 / 06 / 2020, 12:07

Former world champion Chris Holder could be on the brink of a PGE Ekstraliga return with Torun owner Przemyslaw Terminski clearing the way for him to guest for Wroclaw.

Due to fears over rider availability due to the coronavirus, clubs voted to allow top-flight sides to sign guests from the First Division.

Holder has raced for Torun every season since 2008 and will spearhead their efforts to return to Poland’s top flight. But he started his PGE Ekstraliga career with Wroclaw in 2007.

The Sydneysider reportedly could join their line-up for the trip to Czestochowa on Sunday, potentially allowing Wroclaw bosses to switch Great Britain star Dan Bewley to the No.8 position open to under-23 riders.

Speaking to Przeglad Sportowy, Terminski confirmed Torun would not stand in Holder’s way, allowing him to gain some extra racing in a year riders have seen wages slashed, with no opportunities so far to race in other countries.

Terminski said: “I can confirm that such a move took place, and Chris can debut in the new team for the Sunday meeting in Czestochowa.

“We have already declared that we will not create any problems with loaning riders as guests and we will gladly give our other three riders to PGE Ekstraliga clubs.

“We do not want them to lose contact with the best, and besides, they can earn some extra money in a difficult period."

Holder would link up with the likes of triple world champion Tai Woffinden, local hero Maciej Janowski, double Aussie champion Max Fricke and double Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations world champion Gleb Chugunov in a stellar Wroclaw side.

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