VACULIK: POLISH LEAGUE ENOUGH FOR ME

17/03/2023

VACULIK: POLISH LEAGUE ENOUGH FOR ME
Slovak star Martin Vaculik insists racing only in Poland’s PGE Ekstraliga alongside his Speedway GP commitments gives him all the track time he needs.

Polish authorities relaxed the limit on the number of leagues PGE Ekstraliga riders can enter from two to three for 2023.

The move has seen Great Britain ace Dan Bewley back in his home league at Belle Vue, while Aussie SGP stars Jason Doyle, Jack Holder and Max Fricke all continue racing in a league, which now boasts former world champion Nicki Pedersen and former world No.3 Emil Sayfutdinov this season.

When his schedule was at its peak, riders like Pedersen raced in the Danish, Polish, Swedish and British top leagues alongside the Speedway GP series. But an increasing number prefer to stick to two leagues or even one.

Vaculik has consistently limited himself to just racing for one league club – Polish giants Stal Gorzow, where he teams up with Speedway GP rival Anders Thomsen.

And it’s a decision he does not regret, even with many of his rivals taking to the track much more regularly between Speedway GP rounds.

“It’s just the Grand Prix and Poland for me,” he said. “I have doing it like that for the last five years, so I think this is okay for me.

“Everybody is different. Some people need to have six meetings per week and somebody else needs two meetings per week. It’s very individual. I am happy with what I have, and I am happy with what I do and how I do it.”