SPEEDWAY: Kacper banking on Troy the translator
6:00am Thursday 24th January 2013 in By Andy Warren, Deputy sports editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, @AndyWarren_
NEW signing Kacper Gomolski is hopeful Troy Batchelor’s future can be sorted soon, as he believes the Australian will play a vital role in helping him settle into life at Swindon.
The young Pole will line up at reserve alongside Ashley Birks following a loan move from Peterborough, but Batchelor’s return to the Abbey Stadium has not been confirmed yet due to the ongoing dispute between the Robins and the Panthers.
The 19-year-old doesn’t speak English, but with Batchelor fluent in Polish the youngster is keen to see the two clubs to come to an agreement which would allow the new Australian champion to return to Blunsdon.
“I know Troy from when I rode at Peterborough and he is a good guy, and I hope it all can be sorted for the good of both clubs and that they can make a compromise,” Gomolski said through manager Krystian Plech.
“He is very helpful, and he speaks good Polish because he has ridden there for a long time, and he is good in the paddock which is very important too. I am not sure what is going on because I am in Poland, but I hope the two clubs can make a compromise which will see Troy ride for Swindon.
“But it is important as a speedway rider to focus on yourself even if it is a team sport, because it really matters to make sure you are in a good position.”
Gomolski has spent the winter preparing himself for his first season with the Robins, and he continues to build his bikes to ensure he is ready to hit the ground running when the new campaign begins.
“We are just waiting on engines now, and we have already spent time building bikes and getting boots in the Swindon colours,” he said.
“There has been too much snow to be on the bike, but I did some motocross which has helped me stay sharp.
“There is an advantage to riding in England because you start in March, and that can help me have an advantage over others as I start earlier than in Poland.”
The teenager will once again ride for champions Tarnow in his homeland, but is set to take on more responsibility as he looks to take the next step in his career.
“It is good to be with Tarnow who are champions just like Swindon, and I will be in the main junior position after Maciej Janowski stepped up to be a senior,” he said.
“This is an important time and I want to do well, and I want to compete in some individual competitions .
“I want to get to the under 21 finals, but we will have to see.”
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