Polish racer Patryk Dudek insists he won’t rule out extending his Torun stay or rejoining Zielona Gora for 2023.
The returning FIM Speedway Grand Prix ace completed a blockbuster switch to Torun’s Marian Rose Motoarena, changing Polish clubs for the first time in his career following Zielona Gora’s relegation to the First Division.
Opting to continue his top-flight career, Dudek signed for Torun, where joins Speedway GP rivals Emil Sayfutdinov, Robert Lambert, Pawel Przedpelski and first reserve Jack Holder.
There has been a lot of speculation that Dudek’s Torun deal could only be a short-term arrangement if Zielona Gora stormed to PGE Ekstraliga promotion this season.
But the Bydgoszcz-born racer admits he cannot guarantee a return to Falubaz as he keeps his options for next season open.
He told Przeglad Sportowy: “I have never officially said anywhere that I am returning to Zielona Gora after one season. I don’t really know what will happen in November this year.
“I don’t say no, I don’t say that. I know that the team from Torun will not want to let me leave the club so lightly. I am excited to change colours and if I feel good here, I don’t know if I will come back to Falubaz.”
Dudek admits the question of a possible Zielona Gora return is unlikely to go away. He added: “I will probably have to explain it all year until the end of the transfer period in November and then the topic will be closed!
“I do not officially confirm that I will return to Zielona Gora 100 percent. The season will show what will happen and then I will start talking to the teams.”
While Dudek opted to seek pastures new, Falubaz boosted their promotion hopes by retaining Aussie champion Max Fricke – the only Speedway GP star competing in this season’s Polish First Division.