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Kasprzak denies any wrongdoing.


KRZYSZTOF Kasprzak is free to continue riding for Birmingham - once he is fully fit.

Kasprzak, whose machinery was found with illegal silencers at a Swedish League meeting last week, suffered a rib injury in Thursday's win over Peterborough.

World under-21 champion Darcy Ward will replace him in tomorrow's Elite League clash with Belle Vue at Perry Barr.

But Brummies boss Graham Drury says Kasprzak has told him he is innocent of any charges the Swedish federation are throwing at him regarding the silencer issue.

He said: "KK has told me he had been practicing in Poland using the silencers which were fixed to his bikes at the time but had no intention of using them in the meeting itself.

RIB INJURY: Kasprzak "The whole episode is bad timing because of the Eddie Kennett situation at Coventry and very regrettable. KK understands that.

"I booked Darcy Ward as a replacement for Monday because KK was due in the Polish final but that has since been cancelled which made him available to us, until his crash on Thursday. "It was an awkward tumble and he was spitting blood back in the pits which is what suggested to us it may well be a rib injury.

Highly rated "He has been advised to sit out Monday's meeting and we will look again later in the week to see how he is."

COVENTRY are set to include young Polish sensation Piotr Pawlicki for the rest of the season.

And the 17-year-old will also be joined by another new signing after Eddie Kennett quit the club.

Kennett faces a two year ban after the silencer he used to score a maximum at Lakeside last weekend was found to be illegal.

Pawlicki is the younger brother of current Bees star Przemyslaw and is just as highly rated by many experts.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Aug 14, 2011
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