David Bellego made a successful debut in the TAURON SEC cycle, because in the first round of this year's struggles in Guestrow he scored eight points and finished ninth. A player from France could feel quite unsatisfied, because the controversial exclusion in the last run of the main round deprived him of the chance to start in the playoff run and the fight for promotion to the grand finale. I talk to Tomasz Bajerski about his performance and prospects for the future, who is his coach in the Polish league and accompanies him on the occasion of the European Championships.
How did David approach the professions at Guestrow?
He had a militant attitude and behaved professionally. He showed a hundred percent commitment, just like his entire team. He could count on the support of Ryszard Kowalski and mine. We all wanted to fight for the best result. David treats the competition very seriously, because he knows that they can really promote him.
Was he under pressure or was he calm?
It's hard to say, but it seems to me that he was calm. David rides a lot of matches because he is racing in Poland, Sweden and Denmark. He also had the opportunity to compete in England. In Poland, she rides in the second league, but sometimes she is more unpredictable than the first. Of course, the delicate pressure could be felt, but it was a typical stress, as before each competition. I think David knows how to master it very well. It's great for him to prepare for the most important events.
He liked the atmosphere and the envelope of the TAURON SEC cycle?
David said everything was fun and he liked it very much. He is really happy that he qualified for the European Championship because it was his minimum plan for this season. In addition, we will have a start in the Grand Prix Challenge in Gorican, we will be shorted to the very end and ready to fight for the best result everywhere.
How do you rate David's debut in TAURON SEC? It seems that he left a good impression.
I'm glad he went just this way. Considering the whole, we can be happy, but I do not hide that it all started a little bad luck for us. The first course in which David was riding had to be repeated. Later there was a fall after Nicki Pedersen's attack and exclusion from the replay. There was still some insufficiency, because if David finished the race in second place, he would go in the playoff run. Now we can only beg what would happen then.
What was your reaction to this exclusion?
We were surprised. I do not know how to call this decision. Maybe Danish? After all, the Danish judge took it in regards to the Danish player. I think that's what worked in this case and I'm not afraid to say that. Everyone saw what the situation looked like. David was practically on a par with Nicky Pedersen and he put him in the fence. Fortunately, nothing happened, because there was not much missing, and Anders Thomsen would enter. In my opinion, the fault was only on Nicki's side.
David lived through his exclusion for a long time or did he quickly reconcile with him?
At first he was furious, but he did not try to remember it too long. David has a really professional approach to the slag. We talked about what happened and it was the end of this topic for us. We are not going to come back to that. However, you can not hide that we missed a chance for a really great result. David was very fast on the road and I think he would have easily overtaken Nick Pedersen. Then he would go in the playoffs for promotion to the grand finale. If he could win it, then absolutely everything could happen there. It was enough to have some luck when choosing the starting fields and to play the first bow well. Unfortunately, this did not happen and we have to accept it.
I have the impression that David quickly found himself in the international stakes. He traveled without complexes, did not stand out from the rivals and gradually started up in terms of points.
Indeed, he had no problem to acclimatize. The truth is that he has already traveled with these players. As I said before, David competes in several leagues, he also participated in the qualifying round for the TAURON SEC cycle, so it was not that he came across this strong international stake for the first time. In fact, he does not look what opponents he has under the tape. He just comes to the competition, gets on a motorcycle and wants to win. It does not matter whether it is a league game or an individual tournament.
In the eyes, she also threw that she was a type of wobbler. Will you agree with this?
Certainly yes, but his prowess in Guestrow resulted from something completely different. He just missed running very much. If I am honest, I have sucked at least three times so much that I am unable to remember if in any previous competition he had at least one weak start. I can not answer the question of what it resulted from. It was just slower just by releasing the clutch. If he did not win starts, then he would have to catch up at a distance. Fortunately, he could afford it because he had very good speed.
Now the second round of TAURON SEC in Toruń is ahead of you. Do you think that on Motoaren David will go as well as for the inauguration, or maybe even better?
For sure it will not be easy, but I think we can handle it and everything will go our way. We will do our best to achieve a satisfactory result. The minimum plan is to finish the competition in the top five. It seems to me that the starting moment can be very important. Recently Motoarena was prepared in such a way that we did not watch too many passes, but now it should be different. A strong fight awaits us, and such situations are conducive to overtaking.
Will you be able to suggest anything to David before the competition in Torun?
I would like to tell him something special, but everyone knows Motoarena, and some even better than me. Of course, I have my thoughts on this track. I watch him very closely. More than once, I commented on the competition from this stadium. I can pass on some things, but since I'm in David Belle's team, we'll leave them for ourselves. I hope we will make a good result. I care a lot about that.
Is it possible to draw the conclusion that David is able to play a significant role in this year's TAURON SEC cycle based on one good performance for the inauguration at Guestrow?
I think so. He is able to show himself a good side and take his place in the top five, which will give him a pass to the cycle for next season.
David treats TAURON SEC as a prelude to a great career?
I guess so. A good result in the European Championship is very important to him. Since he accomplished his goal and was promoted to this cycle, he now has to drive the best and earn so many points to stay alive. It makes no sense to compete in such competitions if you will drive tails. We certainly will not get something like this from our side.