DREAM MOVE FOR MARTIN?
Slovak star Martin Vaculik believes swapping Torun for Gorzow in the Polish Ekstraliga will help him realise his “individual dreams”.
23 Jan 2017, 12:51
Slovak star Martin Vaculik believes swapping Torun for Gorzow in the Polish Ekstraliga will help him realise his “individual dreams” in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series.
Vaculik played a key role as Torun reached this season’s play-off final, losing out in a thriller against his new club.
While it was reported that the Zarnovica-born man had the opportunity to stay at Torun, he hopes Gorzow can work the same magic on his career that has previously seen the likes of 2010 world champion Tomasz Gollob, Bartosz Zmarzlik, Niels-Kristian Iversen and Matej Zagar reach the next level while racing in blue and yellow.
I am looking for a team and a club that understands my individual goals, like the Grand Prix. I want a club that can help me with my individual dreams and I think Gorzow is the club to do this.
“Everyone was speaking about me and why I changed clubs,” Vaculik said. “For me, it’s hard to say. But I am looking for a team and a club that understands my individual goals, like the Grand Prix. I want a club that can help me with my individual dreams and I think Gorzow is the club to do this.
“Also Gorzow is a very special track. I’ve seen other riders go there like Matej Zagar, Tomasz Gollob, Niels-Kristian Iversen and Bartosz Zmarzlik. When they went there, they became much better riders than before.
“I think this track will give me a lot of experience and there’s a good trainer there in Stanislaw Chomski. It’s a good team and I am really looking forward to representing this club.”
Vaculik famously topped the podium on his SGP debut in Gorzow in 2012 and he believes the Edward Jancarz Stadium circuit will suit him well.
“In Torun, I didn’t really have any bad meetings,” he said.
“But the ones I had on the track weren’t the best for me. I didn’t really score a maximum easily.
“Next year I want a home track where I can be sure of the setup and everything. I think Gorzow can give me this because when I see my results there compared to Torun, they have been better.
“I think I can score a few more points than I would in Torun and this was the reason why I chose Gorzow and not Torun.
“A very important year is ahead of me and I want to be sure I can be a strong part of my team on the home track and also the away tracks. But the home track is the priority and that’s also why I changed clubs.
“I changed clubs in Sweden for the same reason. Vetlanda is a lovely track for me. I really like the track. I know the place and I score good points when I go there all the time. It’s important to be settled in my teams next year.”