SWINDON Robins’ reserve rider Zach Wajtknecht says his primary aim for the coming season is to improve his points tally away from home.

Wajtknecht finished the year with an average of 5.27, however, the young Bristolian’s form at the Abbey Stadium was far greater than on his travels – the 21-year-old averaged nearly seven points at home compared to 3.50 away.

Due to start his third season at the Robins, and his fifth as a professional, Wajtknecht believes he has seen enough British speedway tracks to be able to kick on and become a real asset for the team in away meetings.

The Robins reserve hopes that a pick-up in overall form may help a ‘well-built’ Swindon team repeat their SGB Premiership success from 2017.

He said: “I just want to get dialled into the new track pretty quick and then, in previous years, it’s been away from home where I’ve struggled a bit.

“Now that I’ve been on most of the tracks in the Premiership, I’ve got a bit more of an idea of what’s required and hopefully that will help me score a few more points away.

“We’ve got one of the best top-fives in the league probably and we seem to be quite well built all the way around. Hopefully we can get to the play-offs and do what we did two years ago.”

Wajtknecht has already started his 2019 British season as he doubles up for Birmingham Brummies in the Championship.

The former British U19 champion is eager to start sliding on the new Abbey Stadium track, but understands how difficult it is to deal with the logistics of major renovation.

Wajtknecht said: “It’s going alright so far. I’ve only had a few meetings with Birmingham and I’m looking forward to riding in some meetings with Swindon soon.

“You want the best track possible to race on and they’re doing the best they can, so I’m not really frustrated about it. It will be a really good track when it’s done.

“I’ve seen pictures of the track, I haven’t been up there yet, but I know they’ve shortened a little bit and made it a bit wider.

“When the track is a bit wider, you get better racing because there is more room, but we’ll see for sure when we get up there.”