New Dawn, New Day

Swindon have their eye on valuable Premiership points when they visit Manchester on Monday, May 20 where they, like Belle Vue, hope to gain precious ground in the hunt for the top-flight title. 

The Rentruck Aces went third in the table after an emphatic 54-36 win over King’s Last Thursday, and they are keen to maintain their status in the top four by adding a further 3 points to their tally.

Max Fricke receives the “bumps” after scoring a 15-point maximum against King’s Lynn last week

Max Fricke receives the “bumps” after scoring a 15-point maximum against King’s Lynn last week

Despite their opponent having matches in hand Belle Vue captain Max Fricke says his side are not concerned, adding: “Swindon have done well at our track in the past, but Monday’s a new day.

“You can’t predict any one meeting based on previous results. They’re a tough team and they’ve been going well both at home and away, so we need to bring our A-game just as we did last week.

“They’ve got some strong riders. Doyley [Jason Doyle] is not one to be underestimated and Troy [Batchelor] really likes our track, so I think we’re in for an interesting night to say the least.

“But as long as we keep our heads down, talk to each other and stay focused I don’t see why we can’t replicate the kind of performance we put in against King’s Lynn. Every point is vital in the end.”

The Rentruck Aces take on the Swindon Robins this Monday, May 20 at the National Speedway Stadium from 7:30pm. Tickets available on the night, and online at


Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces: Max Fricke (C), Ricky Wells, Dan Bewley, Steve Worrall, Kenneth Bjerre, Dimitri Bergé, Jaimon Lidsey; TM: Mark Lemon

Swindon ‘CFS Filtration’ Robins: Jason Doyle (C), Dawid Lampard, Tobiasz Musielak, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, Zach Wajtknecht, James Shanes; TM: Alun Rossiter