Jacob Thorssell has been racing for the seaside club’s neighboring team, Dackarna, since 2019, and has now made the switch.
In this new venture, he teams up with his old Wolverhampton teammate Tai Woffinden, as well as World Under-21 champion Bartosz Smektala and rising star Anton Karlsson from the area.
Thorssell is banking on the transfer to put him in top shape for the next season. In his words, “after a few years in Dackarna, it was natural for me to make a change of atmosphere and Västervik was the ideal match for me,” he said on the Vastervik website.
I’m hoping to recover from a rough year with a prosperous one. Next year will be quite different for me since I will be joining a new club in Poland and a new one in Sweden, and I will also be working with a new mechanic. This squad has a lot of potential, and I believe we will go far if we play up to our potential.
Morgan Andersson, head coach of Vastervik, thinks the team can bring out Thorssell’s greatest performance. His words were, “Obviously, it feels extremely fantastic to have Jacob next season.
“Throughout the year, he has fluctuated a little in terms of outcomes, and as a consequence, he has obtained a favorable average, which I am certain he will significantly improve upon in the next season.
I’m certain that we’ll see a focused Jacob Thorssell this next season since I know he’s already putting in a lot of effort in his preparations. Jacob has tremendous potential, and I’m certain that we’ll be able to tap into it in 2023.
In other news, Joel Andersson has renewed his contract with the defending Swedish champions Smederna, where he will be working with Robert Lambert, star of the Speedway GP, Kacper Woryna, Pontus Aspgren, Michael Jepsen Jensen, and Philip Hellstrom-Bangs.
Swedish youth Theo Bergqvist has signed with this year’s runner-up Lejonen, where he will mostly play for their Allsvenskan and Division One squads.