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DUDEK: SHAPING UP WELL FOR SGP 2019

Polish racer Patryk Dudek declared “I'm in very good shape” as he steps up his comeback from the broken arm that ended his 2018 season.

19 / 02 / 2019, 11:21

Polish racer Patryk Dudek declared “I'm in very good shape” as he steps up his comeback from the broken arm that ended his 2018 season.

Just days after winning the AZTORIN Slovenian SGP in Krsko, Dudek suffered a broken humerus bone in a crash during Dackarna’s Swedish Elitserien semi-final, first leg at home to Vastervik on September 11.

It dashed his FIM Speedway Grand Prix medal hopes and ruled him out of the final two rounds in Teterow and Torun, meaning he had to rely on a wild-card pick to gain entry to SGP 2019.

I am calm, but of course everything will be shown on the track. At the moment I am very happy with my preparation.

Patryk Dudek

Dudek was recently pictured training on a pit bike indoors and says he is content with his condition going into the new season.

He told Sportowefakty.pl: “I'm not complaining. I'm in very good shape. There were fears going into the winter season, if I could get ready, but everything is going well.

“I am calm, but of course everything will be shown on the track. At the moment I am very happy with my preparation.”

Dudek admits the pit bike training was the ideal way to test his fitness. He added: “We cannot ride motocross yet, because the tracks are or were covered with snow.

“So I rode pit bikes in a hall. As time goes by, I will use this form of training, and then go on to speedway. I was just checking my hand, how well it is. Everything is fine.”

Dudek admits the injury forced him to delay his preparations for the new season. He admits the impact will only be shown as the year progresses.

He said: “Because of this injury, my winter went a little different to usual. This will be another test for me and for the team because I have never been preparing for the season by treating the injury from the previous one. This is another new challenge. I will not say anything more. During the season or after its completion, I will be able to better assess what the effects will be.”

 

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