Point­less Pole walks out on the Pan­thers

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

KAMIL Br­zo­zowski has quit Pan­thers af­ter just three meet­ings – and with­out scor­ing a sin­gle point.

Club bosses be­lieve the 23 year-old, who was us­ing bor­rowed equip­ment dur­ing his short Pan­thers stint, could re­tire from speedway com­pletely. He didn’t ride for his Pol­ish club, Grudzi­adz, yes­ter­day ei­ther.

Br­zo­zowski is un­der­stood to have been badly shaken up af­ter be­ing in­volved in a horror prac­tice crash at the Show­ground last month in which coun­try­man Karol Zabik suf­fered a bro­ken thigh and dis­lo­cated shoul­der.

Pan­thers have ap­plied to the Bri­tish Speedway Pro­mot­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (BSPA) man­age­ment com­mit­tee for the right to use a fa­cil­ity to fill the void left by Br­zo­zowski’s sud­den exit – start­ing with a tele­vised show­down at Elite League play-off ri­vals Wolver­hamp­ton tonight.

Di­rec­tor of speedway Peter Oakes said: “We had a talk with Kamil on Thurs­day night af­ter our win against Lake­side and as far as we un­der­stood he was go­ing to bring his own bikes over for Wolver­hamp­ton.

“Then, out of the blue, we got the text fol­lowed by an e-mail. Kamil doesn’t speak much English but we un­der­stand he is se­ri­ously won­der­ing whether he should re­tire com­pletely.

“Our feel­ing is that per­haps he was badly shaken by the crash in which Karol Zabik suf­fered quite se­ri­ous in­juries.

“While Kamil hadn’t scored we were pre­pared to per­se­vere with him be­cause he has an im­pres­sive Pol­ish record and is cur­rently higher in the First League av­er­ages than peo­ple like Ar­tur Mroczka of Poole and Ni­co­lai Klindt of Wolver­hamp­ton, both of whom are ter­rific Elite League per­form­ers.

“He was also due to go down to re­serve on Thurs­day which would have pos­si­bly made it eas­ier for him to set­tle in.”

Pan­thers have now launched a new search for a long-term re­place­ment. In the mean­time they will most likely use the rider re­place­ment fa­cil­ity to cover Br­zo­zowski’s ab­sence tonight while hir­ing a guest for in­jured skip­per Niels Kris­tian Iversen.

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