SPEEDWAY’S numbers game has forced Swindon Robins to part company with Polish favourite Tobiasz Musielak and handy reserve Claus Vissing.

Robins chief Alun Rossiter made the tough call earlier this week after he tied down all-action Dane Rasmus Jensen to a fresh one-year deal at the Abbey Stadium, which followed on from Jason Doyle and Troy Batchelor’s re-signing.

Musielak wanted to represent Swindon for a fourth successive season after helping the club win the SGB Premiership and Supporters’ Cup double.

However, his inclusion in the Robins’ 2020 side was deemed not possible by Rossiter – who reluctantly let go of the 2018 Adver Robins Rider of the Year.

Vissing, meanwhile, departs after securing his first-ever league honour in England with the Robins last month, that is despite him riding in the country since 2007.

Rossiter said: “We have to make these sacrifices, and it’s sad because Tobiasz and Claus were two great lads.

“I never had a problem dealing with them. Claus’ enthusiasm and passion towards the Swindon fans was outstanding.

“They both loved the fans, but speedway is a numbers game and we’ve unfortunately had to make the decision to move on.”

One thing Musielak’s departure does is eliminate any possibility of tension between Rossiter and Polish Division One outfit Torun.

Last season, Swindon lost Dawid Lampart’s services with only a month of the campaign completed after he was pulled from his Premiership commitments by Lublin.

Amid Torun’s high ambition to win promotion straight back into the Ekstraliga, Rossiter couldn’t bank on retaining Musielak’s services for the entire year.

Rossiter said: “Torun will want to bounce straight back into the Ekstraliga.

“Tobiasz is Swindon through and through, he loves the club.

“It’s just one of those things. I had to make a decision.”