Thomas Jorgensen is focussed on success with Newcastle and Lynn.

Thomas Jorgensen has revealed that he still has aspirations of riding in Poland, despite doubling up in Britain this year.

It is fair to say that 2019 has been difficult for the Dane, having to change pit crew, while getting to grips with a new home track in the Championship. 

West Norfolk-based Zeph Chapman became his full-time mechanic and since then the 27-year-old racer has started to turn things around.

Jorgensen said: “I didn’t really want to do the Championship at the start of the season because I was so focused at looking at getting into Poland. I still want to do that. It is not completely out of the picture.

“I am still focused on doing the Premiership with Lynn and the Championship with Newcastle now, though. 

“I want to do the best that I can otherwise I wouldn’t have signed for them.

“It took a few meetings to feel comfortable at Newcastle but it is a really good home track once you get dialled in, so I know exactly what set-up to use every meeting.

“I want to finish off a good season with both clubs; we look like we are in a good position for the play-offs with Newcastle, whereas we still have some work to do at Lynn without Craig Cook for the next three meetings.”

The Boston-based racer admits he has had a lack of meetings this term, which is polar opposite to 2018 when Jorgensen was competing in four leagues across three countries.

He said: “It has been a big problem for me because I am only doing two leagues over here and I am hardly doing anything in Denmark. 

“I have just been sitting at home waiting for meetings to come up and it is hard because you turn up to a meeting and feel rusty.

“You feel like you’re starting your season again, which is annoying because you need as much bike time as possible.

“Hopefully, Buster Chapman will be able to keep up with Lynn having two meetings in four days next week. 

“Hopefully he can prepare the track as always. He has put his heart into British speedway, helping Ipswich and Peterborough; no other promoter would do that, even abroad.”


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Cook’s ban leaves team boss rocked

King’s Lynn team manager Peter Schroeck is urging everyone at the club to stick together in their play-off efforts.

Craig Cook has been banned for his part in a brawl at Eastbourne

Schroeck was rocked by the news that Craig Cook has been suspended for 12 days after an incident at Eastbourne last week – meaning the GB ace misses three home meetings.

Cook was given the ban by the Speedway Control Bureau after his role in a brawl with riders and track staff at Eastbourne, while riding for Glasgow.

Cook, 32, who the Stars signed from Belle Vue this summer, has been banned along with fellow England international Edward Kennett and Dane Claus Vissing, who have both got 10-day suspensions.

With Robert Lambert still on the sidelines with a back injury, Schroeck called in Poole’s Aussie ace Josh Grajczonek for last night’s home match against Wolverhampton.

λ Stop press: It was announced yesterday that Cook would ride against Wolverhampton after appealing his suspension.

His appeal will be heard in the near future by the Speedway Control Bureau. In the meantime he can continue racing, the club said. Josh Grajczonek was still due to ride but cover for injured Lambert.

King’s Lynn co-promoter Dale Allitt said: “These three home meetings are huge for us and we’re pleased to have Craig available.”

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