GASZYNSKI: GOLLOB WASN'T HURT
Thursday 26th July 2012, 16:27
Tomasz Gollob’s manager Thomas Gaszynski played down the Pole’s omission from the Hammarby team on Tuesday and said the 41-year-old was absent by prior agreement.
Gollob, who lines up in Saturday’s FIM Fogo Croatian SGP at Gorican, managed just a point at Gorzow on Sunday as his chequered form at home and abroad continues.
The Bydgoszcz-born racer was knocked out in a horror spill at Hammarby on May 22. It took him some time to get over the concussion, but Gaszynski says it didn’t play a factor in his absence for the Stockholm side.
"Weâ€™re having a little up and down time, but thatâ€™s speedway â€“ the sport is a little up and a little down. Now itâ€™s a down part."
- Thomas Gaszynski
He said: “It was a joint decision we made with the management. It was an agreement we had before the season and it was a normal thing – nothing to do with any accidents. We had a few agreements and we’re coming up to those agreements. It’s just a normal situation.
“We’re having a little up and down time, but that’s speedway – the sport is a little up and a little down. Now it’s a down part. Hopefully the future will be up for us again, so fingers crossed.”
Gollob has never reached the final at Gorican and will be desperate to turn his fortunes there around.
Gaszynski said: “We just haven’t been able to understand that track I guess. We’ve been to so many other tracks which have been good hunting grounds for Tomek.
“We’ve had the Grand Prix in Gorican twice and, as of yet, it hasn’t been the best of tracks for us. But that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be better this time.
“When you have the top 15 guys in the world there, you’ve got to be on top form and have it dialled in absolutely perfectly. If you don’t have that, you’re out of the game completely.”
Gollob is currently fifth in the World Championship on 64 points. He trails series leader Greg Hancock by 23. But Mr G hasn’t given up on a return to the rostrum. Gaszynski said: “We’re still in the fight for a medal position – that’s what we are aiming for this year. We’re only halfway into the game and, with six rounds to go, we have 144 points to chase. Anything can happen at this stage.”
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