6th Dec, 2016

Coventry Bees complete 2016 line-up by signing Polish youngster Kacper Woryna

Steve Carpenter 24th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY Bees promoter Mick Horton believes he has assembled a team for 2016 that is capable of challenging for the Elite League play-offs.

The Brandon-based club completed their line-up for next year with the signing of rising Polish talent Kacper Woryna this week.

The 19-year-old will be competing in his debut British speedway campaign next year after being recommended by Harris who was a team-mates’ with the youngster at Rybnik last season.

Woryna, whose grandfather Antoni finished third in the World Final in both 1966 and 1970, has a good pedigree from his rise up the junior ranks in Poland, having become 80cc national Champion back in 2011 prior to signing for Rybnik.

He made his debut for the club in 2013 and his achievements last season included victory in the individual Silver Helmet Final at Pila in late-August.

Promoter Horton said: “We always knew the last spot couldn’t be a doubling-up rider, and it had to be someone who will be classed as a second-string.

“Chris had recommended Kacper at the time when we were doing his contract, although at the time he didn’t know whether Kacper would be going to Poole as they were also interested. But Chris contacted him for us, and he was really keen to come over.

“Then when I did the deal with KK and he was asking me about the team, I asked him what he thought about Kacper and his words were ‘very good boy!’ and then he sent me a message with a thumbs-up.

“I wondered whether he would get around the small tracks but Bomber thinks that won’t be a problem – the Polish youngsters now do so much training on small tracks and also their English is superb. Kacper speaks perfect English.

“Having weighed it all up, and looking at who else we could bring in, I decided we would go for it. Rybnik are taking him up to the top league so he’s got something about him, and it’s exciting for the club to bring in a new youngster.

“We’ve worked hard to get our deals done and I think we’ve done well. I’m very confident we have a team that can challenge strongly for the play-offs.”

Bees 2016: Chris Harris (c), Krzysztof Kasprzak, Danny King, Jason Garrity, Kacper Woryna, Josh Bates, James Sarjeant.