Danish racer Mikkel Michelsen admits he looks forward to teaming up with Speedway GP rival Tai Woffinden as he returns to Sweden’s Bauhaus Elitserien with Vastervik.

The Speedway GP star, who last raced in Sweden for Piraterna in 2019, replaces French international David Bellego in the side after he crashed out of Sheffield’s home match with King’s Lynn in Britain’s Sports Insure Premiership on Thursday.

While it appears Michelsen may not race every match, he will make his debut for the coastal club at home to Rospiggarna on Tuesday.

The double European champion faces off with new team mate Woffinden in the Prague FIM Speedway GP of Czech Republic on June 3. 

But he looks forward to lining up alongside him in Vastervik colours first. He told the club’s website: “I know most of the riders in Vastervik’s team and I'm glad we managed to find some gaps in the calendar to help the team in the situation they are in. 

“Morgan and I will have continuous contact to see how many meetings I have the chance to participate in, but I'm really looking forward to competing in the Bauhaus Elitserien again. 

“It will be extra fun to get to race with Tai, who I am good friends with. See you on Tuesday.”

Vastervik has already recruited Swedish star Fredrik Lindgren to replace Aussie star Chris Holder, who suffered neck injuries in Grudziadz last month. So Vastervik’s sporting manager Morgan Andersson is pleased to have secured the services of another Speedway GP star.

He said: “We have been working behind the scenes to find solutions to the injury problems we have, and these are both short-term and long-term solutions.

“Mikkel and I had discussions last fall regarding a full season in Sweden, which unfortunately could not happen. But at the same time, Mikkel said that we could get in touch if there were problems during the season and that's where we are now. 

“We are very happy that Mikkel and his team have managed to find some gaps in their calendar to help the club in this situation we are in. 

“We will see how many matches there will be during the journey, but his debut will be on Tuesday against Rospiggarna.”