FORMER Swindon Robins rider Simon Gustafsson has called time on his speedway career, for now at least.
The Swede, who was part of the 2014 Robins side after a long spell with Eastbourne in the Elite League, has admitted he will not be coming to tapes for 2015 having lost motivation for the sport.
Gustafsson, the son of legendary rider Henka, rode in his homeland and in the Polish first division for Latvian side Daugavpils last season but is taking time away from the sport without completely ruling out a return.
“First of all I lack motivation,” he told speedwaynyheter.se.
“Over the last three years not everything worked as it should, so I’m a little tired.
“I would start only in Britain, but I feel that it would be a step backwards. Better is completely separate from speedway and then see how I feel.”
Gustafsson finished last season strongly for Swindon having come close to losing his team place midway through the campaign, but found his form after Robins boss Alun Rossiter questioned his desire.
The Swede is not thought to have been in the running for a 2015 spot at the Abbey Stadium prior to making his decision.