Polish rider Grzegorz Zengota has joined Speedway Elite League side Coventry

Last Updated: 18/01/13 4:14pm

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Grzegorz Zengota: Has signed for Coventry (Pic credit Fotospeedway.pl)

Grzegorz Zengota: Has signed for Coventry (Pic credit Fotospeedway.pl)

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Polish star Grzegorz Zengota is returning to the Elite League in 2013 to join Coventry.

24-year-old Zengota joins the Buildbase Bees on loan from Swindon for what will be his second full season of racing in the UK.

He rode for the Robins in 2010 when his results in the second half of the season were far in excess of his final average of 5.65, with some consistently high scoring around Blunsdon and a spectacular 18-point haul at Peterborough.

Zengota comes in for Coventry on an average of 5.57 after three more matches for Swindon at the end of 2011, a season which was wrecked when he suffered a broken femur in a crash in practice in March.

Coventry chief Mick Horton said: "I really think this is a good signing for us. Zengi comes highly recommended, he was well thought-of at Swindon and I've spoken to Scott (Nicholls) who rates him as well and feels he can do the job.

"He is a rider who is going in the right direction. He's young, hungry, he wants to do well and he wanted to come to Coventry, and all of those things bode well for us.

"As a club, we now have a team of riders who all have potential to improve their averages, and I really believe Zengi can do the job expected."

News of Zengota's signing follows confirmation earlier this week that the Buildbase Bees have re-opened negotiations with Birmingham regarding Coventry asset Ben Barker.

Horton added: "Discussions with (Brummies co-promoter) Alan Phillips have gone very well, Coventry are satisfied and a conclusion is expected shortly."

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