Czech charger loving challenge of racing in UK

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King’s Lynn’s new Czech favourite Jan Kvech says he’s loving the fresh challenge provided by racing in the UK.Kvech, 22, is quickly climbing the learning curve and has injected fresh life into the Stars’ season since joining the club last month.His two appearances at the Adrian Flux Arena have both been highly successful, including a 14-point haul against Birmingham last time out, and he has also performed solidly in both of his away meetings on new tracks for him.Now he’s hoping to kick on over the coming weeks and inspire an unexpected charge towards the play-offs, with Stars’ fortunes having dramatically improved of late.He said: “I think we have a good team and I want to do it. There is a fun atmosphere in the team, we want to score more points and make it to the play-offs.“The UK is more experience for me. The more grippy starts help me with starting, I have always had bad starts and this can help me.Other tracks have slicker starts but I think this can help me with the feel of the bikes from the start. “Here there are more different techniques for the engines, if I have a bad start I can pass someone and I like it, that is the fun part for me and that is cool here. “You must think more on the bike, have the feel for the bike. Yes, you can pass but you also must think more because it is more technical.“In Poland it is slick and if you have a good engine and set-up, you win the start, go straight and it is harder for anyone to pass. You have to think more here and that is good.”Ultimately, the Stars’ chances of gatecrashing the top four may well depend on their ability to replace their missing No.1 Tobiasz Musielak. The options to do that on a match-by-match basis reduce substantially as from Monday’s home clash Leicester.Manager Rob Lyon says the club are still working on that particular issue, and he’s keen to accentuate the positives of recent results. He said: “I did say July would be a defining time for us in our season. They are all winnable home matches if we can pick right in terms of guests.“One of those matches got rained off so that leaves four, and if we can pick those off then we’re right in the mix. “But the elephant in the room obviously is the No.1 position, and that really needs sorting as soon as possible.“Providing we can get something sorted out, I think we’ve got a really good chance.”

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