Cautious But Confident

British Champion and Great Britain international Robert Lambert returns to the National Speedway Stadium with his King’s Lynn Stars this Thursday, May 16 where Belle Vue have a score to settle.

The Poultec Stars reigned supreme in Manchester throughout the 2018 season, recording victories on each occasion they made the trip north, a record the Rentruck Aces aim to end.

Taking stock after a surprise 45-45 draw against Poole last Monday, there will be little margin for error with Premiership points once again on the line in their latest league clash at home.

Team boss Mark Lemon (right) says he’s not dwelling on last week’s draw with Poole

Team boss Mark Lemon (right) says he’s not dwelling on last week’s draw with Poole

And King’s Lynn have confirmed that Kasper Andersen, who took a heavy tumble at Wolverhampton during the Stars’ 51-39 defeat at Monmore Green, is aiming to ride on Thursday.

Team boss Mark Lemon said: “We’ve had plenty to think about since our last meeting, but there will be no more dwelling on that. The slate is wiped clean and we have a job to focus on.

“The Speedway of Nations brought out some great performances from a few of our guys. Max [Fricke], Jaimon [Lidsey] and Dimitri [Bergé] were hugely impressive, as was Robert Lambert.

“But we need to exercise an element of caution against King’s Lynn. They come to us off the back of a heavy defeat at Wolverhampton and I’ve no doubt they will be looking for redemption.

“They are a strong team on their day, and we’ve experienced their best more than once here in Manchester, so I expect the boys to dig extra deep and prove themselves capable of a big win.”

Skipper Max Fricke (red) impressed in Saturday’s Speedway of Nations

Skipper Max Fricke (red) impressed in Saturday’s Speedway of Nations

Round 2 of the Thorneycroft Solicitors Manchester Racing Academy Series takes place at the National Speedway Stadium once Premiership action has concluded on Thursday evening.

And there’s no rest for the wicked as the Rentruck Aces take a short break before returning to Manchester on April 20 for more top-flight action against the Swindon Robins.

Tickets for both Premiership home fixtures are available at the stadium box office on race night, or secure yours today at www.bellevue-speedway.com.

BELLE VUE V KING’S LYNN – 7:30PM – THURSDAY, MAY 16

Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces: 1 Max Fricke (C), 2 Ricky Wells, 3 Dan Bewley, 4 Steve Worrall, 5 Kenneth Bjerre, 6 Dimitri Berge, 7 Jaimon Lidsey; TM: Mark Lemon

Kings Lynn 'Poultec' Stars: 1 Robert Lambert (C), 2 Lewis Kerr, 3 Ty Proctor, 4 Erik Riss, 5 Thomas Jorgensen, 6 Michael Palm Toft, 7 Kasper Andersen; TM: Peter Schroeck

 

THORNEYCROFT SOLICITORS MANCHESTER RACING ACADEMY SERIES – ROUND 2

Jordan Palin, Sheldon Davies, Ben Rathbone, Sam Woolley, Harry McGurk, Arran Butcher