PRZEDPELSKI MAKES VASTERVIK MOVE

PAUL BURBIDGE

Polish racer Pawel Przedpelski is determined to help Vastervik celebrate their centenary season in style after joining their Bauhaus Elitserien side for 2022.

Przedpelski’s preparations for the season suffered a knock recently when Vetlanda announced their closure due to financial problems, leaving the FIM Speedway Grand Prix newcomer without a job in Sweden.

But the Torun racer was not on the market for long as his 2021 side Vastervik wasted no time in snapping him up.

The club’s squad also features Swedish racer Fredrik Lindgren, Bartosz Smektala, Gleb Chugunov, Jaimon Lidsey, Mads Hansen and Peter Ljung, while Vastervik has also recruited Danish star Kenneth Bjerre as they seek to cover for suspended Russian racers Artem Laguta and Viktor Kulakov.

Przedpelski’s availability helped the coastal club fill in for the absent world champion, and the FIM GP Challenge winner was only too happy to join forces with Vastervik boss Morgan Andersson and his team in an historic season.

He told the club’s website: “When I received the shocking message from Vetlanda that they will not start, it obviously disrupted my planning.

“I was very happy when Morgan contacted me as I enjoyed the club very much last season and know how it works in Västervik.

“Morgan informed me also that it is an important season for the club as it turns 100 years old and I am really looking forward to doing everything I can to make it a successful year.”

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