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WORLD CHAMP ZMARZLIK STAYS WITH GORZOW

Polish hero Bartosz Zmarzlik has given Gorzow’s 2021 plans a massive boost after extending his stay at the Edward Jancarz Stadium.

23 / 10 / 2020, 19:37

Polish hero Bartosz Zmarzlik has given Gorzow’s 2021 plans a massive boost after extending his stay at the Edward Jancarz Stadium.

Zmarzlik became Poland’s first-ever double world champion in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series this year. He also led Gorzow from the bottom of the table in early August and into the PGE Ekstraliga play-off final.

The 25-year-old has become an icon of the club and the city since making his debut in 2011. A delighted Zmarzlik pledged to try and lead his side to another season to remember in 2021.

I am very happy to be part of the Steel Army in the 2021 season. I hope that the next year will be as happy for our team as the 2020 season and we will do everything to make you, our fans, proud of us.

Bartosz Zmarzlik

He told the Gorzow official website: “I am very happy to be part of the Steel Army in the 2021 season. I hope that the next year will be as happy for our team as the 2020 season and we will do everything to make you, our fans, proud of us. Be with us, cheer us on and keep your fingers crossed.”

It is said Zmarzlik’s latest deal makes him the highest paid rider in Gorzow’s history. Gorzow president Marek Grzyb never doubted that Zmarzlik would remain with his boyhood club.

He added: “We are glad that Bartek is with us and Bartek is happy that he is with Stal. Bartek is a class competitor, a two-time world champion and a great man who attaches great importance to values.

“We knew that we had to meet the expectations of Bartek, who deserves financial rewards for individual successes, but we are united by much more than money.

"Please do not forget how many years Bartek has been riding for Stal, how important Stal Gorzow is to him and how important Bartek is to us, fans and sponsors. Not for a moment did I doubt that Bartek would stay in Stal.”

It is rumoured Zmarzlik will be joined at the Edward Jancarz Stadium by Slovak star Martin Vaculik, who is being heavily linked with a return after two seasons with arch-rivals Zielona Gora.

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