February 25, 2021

SPEEDWAY: Robins swoop for Musielak

Musielak (centre) pictured with Robins co-owner Terry Russell (left) and boss Alun Rossiter (right). Picture: swindonrobins.co.

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Swindon Robins boss Alun Rossiter has swooped to sign Polish star Tobiasz Musielak, replacing Dany Gappmaier in the line-up.

Gappmaier, who was signed as a replacement for the misfiring Emil Grondal, leaves having riden just two meetings for the club.

Musielak returns to the UK for the first time since 2015 when he rode for the Wolverhampton Wolves, averaging 4.58 across the season.

But boss Rossiter believes there will be significant improvements this time around from the 23-year-old.

“Tobiasz has a wealth of experience,” Rossiter said. “He is past that under-21 stage now which always makes things complicated in Poland.

“Hopefully, these extra few meetings will give him a lift.

“I can see him dialing in and continuing the big improvements he has made.

“I feel sorry that we had to let Dany go but because of our away form, we haven’t been able to make a massive move.

“Unfortunately he copped it but took it very professionally and asked me to bear him in mind for guest bookings in the future.

“That made it a lot easier. It is not the nicest thing to do but we all feel the pressure and desire to try to improve.”

And Musielak himself is looking forward to returning the UK as the Robins look to ramp-up their play-off push.

“I feel very good because this is my comeback in the UK after a year and a bit away,” he said.

“My time at Wolverhampton was alright but I would have liked to have done even better.

“I feel very happy and very satisfied because this is going to be a great opportunity to show what I can do in the UK and show what I have learned since the last time.

“Swindon’s track will suit me a lot more than Wolverhampton’s did because I’m Polish and used to the bigger type of track.”

Musielak looks set to make his Robins debut on Thursday in the home clash against league-leaders Belle Vue, pending approval from the Polish authorities.


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