POOLE racer Josh Grajczonek hopes riding with a smile on his face will help him find his best form.

The popular Queenslander admits his enjoyment of speedway suffered last season as he struggled to cope with a demanding schedule.

Manchester-based Grajczonek has limited himself to just two clubs this year – Poole and Polish outfit Lodz – and is hoping a stripped back approach will pay off.

He told the Daily Echo: "Last year was hectic and I sort of stopped enjoying it. I made the decision halfway through the season that I needed to cut down a bit.

"When you go to Poland, you are flying in and out but the travel in Britain is harder. Sometimes you would be at Poole on a Wednesday and Sheffield or Redcar on a Thursday.

"It's not too much, you can do it, but it takes its toll and when you have a break, you need it. I wanted to cut the schedule and enjoy it a lot more."

Grajczonek, who has amassed 11 trophies in seven years in British racing, added: "It's about the teams you are with at the time. There is no 'I' in team. It's the same this year and it looks good for us at Poole.

"But speedway is speedway. There are injuries which come into play so our main focus is to stay fit and bang the points in."

Following the postponement of Pirates' first four scheduled meetings, Grajczonek will be hoping to lead them against Wolverhampton at Wimborne Road on Wednesday.