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KK MAKES LEJONEN RETURN

Polish star Krzysztof Kasprzak is back in Sweden’s Bauhaus Elitserien after sealing a return to Lejonen for 2021.

20 / 11 / 2020, 11:27

Polish star Krzysztof Kasprzak is back in Sweden’s Bauhaus Elitserien after sealing a return to Lejonen for 2021.

Kasprzak sat out this year’s shortened Swedish season due to the coronavirus pandemic and admits a lack of regular racing hampered his Polish performances for Gorzow.

With KK returning to the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series next year after finishing third in the GP Challenge, he’s set to be busier in 2021.

We have kept in touch with KK all season and he is very eager to come back next year. He has qualified for the GP series and wants regular racing to stay in shape.

Mikael Holmstrand

Team manager Mikael Holmstrand told the Lions website: "We have kept in touch with KK all season and he is very eager to come back next year. He has qualified for the GP series and wants regular racing to stay in shape.

“We get an incredibly competent rider who fits both into the team and into our planned budget, which is important.”

Sports manager Anders Frojd added: "KK has been a hunted name for many clubs in Sweden as his ability is high.

“But he has been clear that he wants to stay with the Lions and wanted to sign quickly so that he has everything ready for next year.

“We hope of course that the corona situation, travel rules and the Polish league schedule do not cause any problems, so that we get the chance to include him in the team.”

PGE Ekstraliga riders are permitted to race in one other league. Kasprzak’s deal with the Lions means he cannot race in any more leagues or countries.

He joins European champion Robert Lambert, Oliver Berntzon, Rohan Tungate, Nicolai Klindt, Kacper Woryna, Mathias Thornblom, Casper Henriksson and Linus Eklof in a solid Lejonen squad.

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