King's Lynn Stars ace hoping for 2021 return
King’s Lynn Stars favourite Thomas Jorgensen has sent a ‘count me in’ message to club bosses with next season in mind.
After losing the entire 2020 campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic, Danish racer Jorgensen is keen to make up for lost time at the Adrian Flux Arena.
Clubs have the option to have first call on the riders they signed for this year.
But there are question marks over the status of the newly-crowned European Champion, and fellow Stars rider, Robert Lambert at this stage, as he is mulling over his schedule for the new campaign.
With the entire Premiership season scrapped because of the pandemic, and the bar on fans being allowed to attend meetings once sport did resume, Jorgensen spent the second half of 2020 riding for Piraterna in the Swedish Elitserien.
He said: “I had been trying to get a team place in Sweden for a few years and I got a phone call from Piraterna - who wanted to sign me for the last six meetings of the season.
“I stayed in Denmark for seven weeks to help cut down on travelling with the pandemic.
“I felt pretty rusty in the first couple of meetings because I had two months off the bike and I went straight into league racing so it was quite hard.
“I was second in the team averages by the end of the campaign, so I was really happy with that but at the same time I do feel that I could have done more because I had a lack of speed a lot too.
“I would love to be back at King’s Lynn in 2021. I have already sorted my team in Denmark too which is great.
“I am negotiating with a Swedish club as well, but I hope I have done enough this term to secure a deal.”
Stars bosses are continuing to plan towards next season with a proposed April start and the hope remaining that fans return to sporting venues on or around that time.
Elite levels of motorsport have been barred from admitting paying spectators since events resumed after the first lockdown, though club meetings have been able to welcome fans.