SWINDON Robins heat leader Adam Ellis will be picking the brains of current and former Grand Prix stars this weekend during a four-day training camp with Polish club Stal Gorzow.

Ellis, who turned 23 yesterday, arrived in western Poland on Wednesday following a month of training in Marmande, France, during which he completed four competitive meetings.

The Ringwood-based racer will train in the company of Polish giants Krzysztof Kasprzak and Bartosz Zmarzlik, plus Danish international Peter Kildemand today before a series of sparring fixtures dictates the weekend’s work.

While it is unlikely that Ellis will feature for Gorzow’s first team this season, the club has stated its intention to include the British youngster in their second division team.

And proving himself capable on foreign shale is part of Ellis’ plan moving forward.

He said: “I’ve got the opportunity to guest for the second division team, that was my plan all along to be able to represent them.

“I’ve been talking to the club and they seem pretty keen to get me out on track.

“We’ve got a few test matches this weekend. Hopefully, I can do well in those and build on that.

“Gorzow is one of those places where even if I’m just practising, I will still learn from the guys around me.

“It’s similar to how I will learn from Troy Batchelor, Jason Doyle and Tobiasz Musielak at Swindon.”

Unseasonal spring weather has boosted Ellis’ pre-season productivity as south west France has been bathed in regular 20-degree sunshine towards the end of February and start of March.

His work is largely in preparation to the Robins’ opening SGB Premiership fixture at home to Belle Vue Aces on Thursday, April 11.

The meeting will take place on Swindon’s new racing surface. And while Ellis admits it will prove tricky to get the track completely right in such a short time frame, he expects the new layout to benefit overtaking opportunities after viewing pictures of the work.

He added: “From the beginning of February, the weather has been really nice – 20 degrees and sunny.

“It’s nice to be back riding, and riding as much as I am will hopefully make me ready for April.

“I’ve seen photos of the track (at Swindon), and I think it will be a lot better for racing.

“The straights won’t be so long, so the lines will be a lot more open.

“As long as the track has settled by the start of the season, which will be tricky, then it will be a lot more entertaining to watch and race on when you’re behind.”