MARTIN ON THE MOVE IN POLAND
Slovak star Martin Vaculik says he’ll announce his next Polish club in November after confirming he won’t renew his contract with Torun.
The GP Challenge runner-up played a key role in the Motoarena club’s charge to silver in this year’s Ekstraliga. He also won gold with Swedish side Rospiggarna.
Despite that title success, Vaculik has already confirmed he’ll be returning to Vetlanda for next year and he admits he’s also going to be on the move in Poland.
"As for the 2017 season, of course there are clubs interested in working with me. I’ll announce a decision in November."
- Martin Vaculik
He told eSpeedway.pl: “I informed Torun on Wednesday about my decision. I want to inform everyone that in the season 2017, I will not represent the colours of Torun. At the same time, I would like to thank the club management, coaches, the guys from the team, and above all the fans for this year.
“This year was not the best for me in terms of individual performance in the Polish Ekstraliga, though perhaps we should say that it was simply worse than the last two seasons.
“I had to deal with major problems with my equipment. Of course, a change of scenery also was of great importance, but I think I learned a lot and I know I have to keep learning.
“To conclude the season, I can be happy with silver in Poland, gold in Sweden, qualifying for the Grand Prix in 2017, and a bad season at an average of 2.000 – it's probably not that bad.
“When it comes to issues of contract, I do not want to comment on my negotiations with Torun. To all those who think the most important for me is the money, I want to say that the club from Torun made me a very good offer.
“Financial issues were absolutely of secondary importance when deciding about my future. We are parting, but I hope it’s without regret and blame; certainly not on my side.
“As for the 2017 season, of course there are clubs interested in working with me. I’ll announce a decision in November. Thanks again to everyone who believed in me and supported me throughout the season.”
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