KK: I NEVER QUIT IN SEARCH FOR SPEED
Polish star Krzysztof Kasprzak insists he never gave up his search for speed after hitting form ahead of the Anlas Czech SGP double-header.
15 / 07 / 2021, 12:51
Polish star Krzysztof Kasprzak insists he never gave up his search for speed after hitting form ahead of the Anlas Czech SGP double-header on Friday and Saturday evening.
KK has endured a nightmare season with Polish side Grudziadz and was left out of their starting line-up for four matches. But the 2014 World Championship runner-up refused to give in and stormed to fourth place in last Sunday’s Polish Championship Final on boyhood track Leszno.
I trained very hard. When it does not work, you have to dig in and plough on, as Bartek (Zmarzlik) does. You have to follow the example of the masters.
He then followed that up by winning a last-heat decider for Grudziadz, scoring 12 paid 13 point, to seal them a 45-45 draw at home to Torun on Tuesday – a result which keeps their hopes of staying in the PGE Ekstraliga alive.
Kasprzak admits his equipment issues have cost him, but he was delighted to find some pace for Prague this weekend.
Speaking to Canal+ Polska, he said: “The bike can make you; it can kill you. In Leszno, at the Polish Final, I rode a new engine, practically in the dark. Had it not been for my mistakes and very fast rivals, I would have won this final.
“I trained very hard. When it does not work, you have to dig in and plough on, as Bartek (Zmarzlik) does. You have to follow the example of the masters.”
KK revealed he is working with multiple tuners in his quest to hit form. Asked which engines he used on Tuesday, he said: “I was on equipment from Flemming Graversen. I also have an engine from Ashley Holloway. We are constantly working with these two tuners to make it as good as possible.
“Thank you to all my tuners for helping me rebuild in this hard time. I would also like to thank the family and sponsors who, even when I did not race, continued to help me, called and were with me. Thank you very much to these people.”