KVECH SET FOR UK DEBUT WITH KING'S LYNN

06/06/2024

KVECH SET FOR UK DEBUT WITH KING'S LYNNKVECH SET FOR UK DEBUT WITH KING'S LYNN

Speedway GP star Jan Kvech is set for his UK debut after agreeing terms with Rowe Motor Oil Premiership side King’s Lynn for the rest of 2024.

It is unclear who Kvech will replace at this stage, but the 2022 SGP2 and SON2 silver medallist steps up on an assessed 6.00 average as the Stars battle a rider shortage following Vadim Tarasenko’s departure and injuries to Tobiasz Musielak and Michael Palm Toft.

Kvech made his full-time SGP debut this year after qualifying at the 2023 FIM SGP Challenge in Gislaved and follows Birmingham recruit Fredrik Lindgren in making the move to the UK this move.

The 22-year-old already competes for boyhood team Prague, as well as Zielona Gora in Poland’s PGE Ekstraliga. He's set to make his Stars debut against Oxford on Monday, June 17. And King’s Lynn operations manager Dale Allitt admits two former Stars riders Tomas Topinka and Filip Sitera helped them get the deal over the line.

He said: “We actually completed the deal on Wednesday evening when Tomas was celebrating his 50th birthday, so many thanks to him for putting that on hold, as well as to Filip. Both have strong connections with King’s Lynn of course, and they have both given us great assistance in this matter.

“We all feel that Jan’s style is very much one which should suit English tracks, maybe more so than some of the riders who have only ever ridden in Poland.

“Jan is a Grand Prix rider, he’s 22 years old and if you were going out with a shopping list for a rider on a 6.00 average, you would look at Jan Kvech and he ticks every box.

“He’s an exciting rider with everything going for him, and other than Robert Lambert, it has been a long time since King’s Lynn has had a GP rider in their full-time one-to-seven.

“I hope this shows the fans that we won’t be giving up by any stretch. It’s been an absolutely terrible start to the season, but we feel this is a show of intent and also something that will be good for British Speedway, with yet another GP rider now in the UK.

“With Freddie Lindgren also coming in, we’ve now had two GP riders coming to the UK in the space of a week, and that’s brilliant for the profile of the sport here.

“As far as the team is concerned, it’s very much a signing to strengthen following the problems we’ve had with the loss of Vadim (Tarasenko), the injury to Tobiasz (Musielak) and now with Michael (Palm Toft) ruled out. We will re-declare at the appropriate time.”