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Kasprzak delighted to be back in the Pirates fold
PIRATES star Krzysztof Kasprzak expressed his delight after his return to Wimborne Road was given the official green light.
Poole Coastal Aluminium have been granted approval for their revised one-to-seven team declaration with Kasprzak replacing Adrian Miedzinski.
The Polish race ace will make his Wimborne Road comeback against Belle Vue on Wednesday – on his 28th birthday.
Confirmation of his arrival comes after the Daily Echo last month exclusively revealed that Pirates had agreed terms with Kasprzak.
He was the club’s first choice to replace Miedzinski but was initially unable to take the chance due to his other racing commitments.
But the long-running saga has now reached a conclusion and Kasprzak is pleased to be back in the skull and crossbones.
He told the club website: “I am very excited and can’t wait to get back.
“When Matt Ford contacted me, it was an easy decision for me to make and I couldn’t wait to say yes. It was just the timing that made it difficult.
“At the time, I was on stand-by to join Poland’s World Cup squad and getting myself and my equipment ready for the Grand Prix qualifiers and the Polish individual championship semi-finals.
“Add to this my club matches in Poland and Sweden and you’ll understand how hectic life is right now.
“I wanted to come over straight away but I was advised to put my GP and World Cup commitments first.
“Also, I didn’t have any equipment ready to bring to England and didn’t want to let down Matt, Middlo, the team, the fans and myself.”
Pirates chief Ford added: “We have some big meetings ahead and we all know that nothing is won until October.
“But I believe Krzysztof will blend into the side well and give us as much, if not more, than Adrian gave us.”