Friday August 21, 2020
WOLVERHAMPTON signing Broc Nicol has arrived in Croatia and is preparing for the biggest meeting of his career.

American ace Nicol spent two weeks in quarantine in the UK when he crossed the pond before stepping up preparations for the Grand Prix Challenge at Gorican tomorrow.

The top three from tomorrow’s meeting will book their place in the 2021 FIM Grand Prix series alongside European Champion Robert Lambert.

And Nicol says his priority is to score in every race as he bids to book a seat at the top table of the sport.

He said: “I’m sure like most big meetings starting well will be all important and I’m hoping to score in every race.

“To make the top three after my five rides is the aim but I know there are 15 other riders thinking the same.

“I’ve been given a great opportunity, though, to ride in this meeting and I will be giving it my all for sure.

“There are a lot of people who I need to thank for getting me to the meeting and without their help and financial support it would have been difficult.”

And Nicol also wants a good result to help him realise a dream of landing a contract in Poland – and possibly Sweden.

“I intend on using the meeting to put myself in the shop window to get a team spot in either Poland or Sweden for the remainder of the season,” he said.

“I have the equipment and set-up to compete in either country and it’s the next step in the right direction for my career.

“It will be tough but I want to taste the experience so hopefully a club will be thinking about me if they are looking to add to their squad.

“I’m not fussed if it’s Sweden or Poland to be honest – just a chance to prove what I’m all about would be great.

“Missing the season with both Wolves and Glasgow has been a big blow and I’m sure there are a lot of other English based riders who are feeling the same.

“I plan on staying in the UK until October once the challenge is over and will be looking for open meetings. I hear a few clubs are looking at hosting meetings, which would be cool. I need to be racing against other riders because practice is only going to get you so far.

“Let’s hope we can get some meetings on in England to get something out of the season.

“My sponsors have been really understanding with the situation and have agreed to back me in 2021 but it would be great to give them something to cheer about before this season is out.”

LINE-UP: Grigory Laguta, Krzysztof Kasprzak, Matej Zagar, Mikkel Michelsen, Jurica Pavlic, Nico Covatti, Oliver Berntzon, Broc Nicol, Adam Ellis, Kevin Woelbert, Timo Lahti, Vaclav Milik, Max Fricke, Jevgenij Kostigovs, Dimitri Bergé, Aleksandr Loktaev.

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