King's Lynn rider decides not to dip his toes into the Championship
Popular King’s Lynn Stars rider Thomas Jorgensen is excited about next season’s Premiership but has decided not to dip his Danish toes into the Championship.
He has ridden for various British speedway second-tier clubs since arriving in Britain during 2011, including Scunthorpe, Berwick, Workington, Redcar and Newcastle.
The 29-year-old Jorgensen has secured 2022 deals with Nordjysk Elite Speedway in his home country while obviously returning to the Adrian Flux Arena with the Minors & Brady Stars.
He says the lack of Championship action will free more time to impress a few clubs in Poland where he hopes to sign up next season.
He said: “Also I’m hopefully getting somewhere in Poland which is still under negotiation but that’s obviously my three clubs so far if I hear from Poland.
“I’ve decided not to do the Championship which I know is a bit of a risk. I’m just more focused on trying to get into doing more abroad and go towards that direction as well.
“In the Championship, I’ve been racing in that ever since I came over here. It’s a risk I’ll take but hopefully it pays off.”
There’s always a mid-season option where the Championship is concerned and clubs need to make changes, and Jorgensen has not closed the door on that: “That’s right, so I could do that, of course.
“But I know I will be probably riding less with not doing the Championship but then I will have more time to, besides speedway, train and rest a bit more.
“In Poland especially they like you to go for test meetings and practices, show your face and all this. I’ve got a bit more time to do that, and hopefully I can get in there.”
Jorgensen is excited about Lynn for 2002: “I can’t wait! After this season I can now look forward to next year.
“It’s nice to have that and also it will be good for the club to have fresh people coming in.
“They all like the track, we all know each other and get on well so I am sure we will have a good time and a great laugh.
“That is what is important in speedway, to have fun as well, then the results will naturally come.”
Lynn team-building was tough on a fellow Dane with reserve Kasper Andersen not finding a place for 2022 after rejoining the club last term.
Team boss Alex Brady said: “It was a tough phone call. Kasper is still planning to come over for next season (he has now joined Redcar who feature two riders with a Lynn connection, Lewis Kerr and Erik Riss), to be in the Championship only.
“It was a very, very difficult decision, something I deliberated over for many hours. I don’t mind telling you, it ended in tears for both of us. He loves the club and loves the place, and kicked on a lot.
“We felt we needed to go into a slightly different direction and a fresher approach for next season, and that’s what we’ve done.”