Polish racer Pawel Przedpelski insists getting his travelling schedule right will be vital as he makes his full-time FIM Speedway Grand Prix debut in 2022.
The Torun hero won the 2021 GP Challenge in Zarnovica, Slovakia to book his place in the SGP World Championship for the first time.
While Przedpelski has made wild-card appearances in his home city Torun, racing a full season against the sport’s biggest stars is a much tougher challenge.
It’s one Przedpelski appears ready to take on after a sensational 2021 season in Poland’s PGE Ekstraliga, and riders in the world’s biggest speedway league are already well equipped in terms of their back-up crews and machinery.
But Przedpelski makes no secret of the fact he will have to plan the logistical side of 2022 well to ensure everything runs smoothly on and off the track.
He told Przeglad Sportowy: “It’s going to be a really demanding season, so I’m starting my preparations now.
“There will be a lot of flights and long trips, so you have to plan it well in advance. There will be no time for this during the season. Logistics is the biggest challenge at the moment.”
Przedpelski insists he’s happy with his preparations going into 2022. While he won’t be hiring an SGP manager, as some riders choose to do, he may recruit one additional mechanic.
He said: “When it comes to physical and mental preparation, I do not expect any changes.
“At the moment, I am also not planning to hire an additional advisor only for GP tournaments.
“The possible strengthening of my mechanical team remains an open issue. The two existing mechanics will definitely stay, but maybe we will also think about bringing in someone additional to help.”