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PAWLICKI LEAVES CASH-STRAPPED MASARNA

Polish racer Przemyslaw Pawlicki has quit Swedish strugglers Masarna due to the club’s financial crisis.

07 / 08 / 2018, 11:55

Polish racer Przemyslaw Pawlicki has quit Swedish strugglers Masarna due to the club’s financial crisis.

The Avesta outfit has already lost World Championship leader Tai Woffinden, who joined Indianerna shortly after voicing his concerns over a number of unpaid invoices.

Pawlicki has produced some of his best form for Masarna in recent years and his exit comes as another hammer-blow to a club, which has pledged to complete the season, despite issuing a public appeal for financial backing.

I’m doing everything because I want to stay in the Grand Prix for next year. I know it’s not possible to be in the top three. But I still have a chance to stay in the Grand Prix and we are fighting.

Przemyslaw Pawlicki

Posting on his official Facebook page, Pawlicki paid tribute to the club. But he said: “Due to the difficult situation that has met my Swedish team Masarna, I have decided to end co-operation this season.

“Thank you very much to their management, sponsors and the whole team for the sporting emotions. It was very positive two years for me at this club!

“I hope that in the future I will still be able to represent the club in Avesta in the Elitserien. Tusen tack!”

Meanwhile, Pawlicki is also fighting to stay in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series – a quest that was boosted by his 10-point haul at the Adrian Flux British SGP in Cardiff on July 21.

He’s currently 13th in the World Championship on 24 points – 22 short of the top-eight position needed to secure automatic qualification for next year.

But with five rounds remaining, starting with the Betard Scandinavian SGP in Malilla this Saturday, Pawlicki pledged to keep battling.

He said: “I’m doing everything because I want to stay in the Grand Prix for next year. I know it’s not possible to be in the top three. But I still have a chance to stay in the Grand Prix and we are fighting.

“We have improved. Cardiff was not so excellent, but we have gone up and that’s good. We’re happy because that’s 10 more points on my total. We changed a few things, but I don’t know why it went better. I hope the next Grand Prix will be even better.”

 

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