A Tale of Two Teams

British Speedway’s current Premiership first and third will clash in Manchester this Monday, June 3 when league leaders Belle Vue welcome the Ipswich Witches to the National Speedway Stadium.

The Rentruck Aces shot to the top of the table on Bank Holiday after racking up 7 league points from two massive wins over Wolverhampton; first at home and then later that day at Monmore Green.

Their efforts have seen the Tru Plant Witches bumped down to third spot in the league and paved the way for the hotly-anticipated clash in Manchester where more Premiership points are on the line.

Dimitri Bergé moves into the No.2 position while Ricky Wells drops into reserve on Monday

Dimitri Bergé moves into the No.2 position while Ricky Wells drops into reserve on Monday

Two former British champions in the form of Danny King and Chris Harris form the core of visiting side; two riders who are proficient in their craft around the National Speedway Stadium. 

Aces No.4 Steve Worrall said: “It’s going to be an intense meeting. Most teams who come to our track have riders who know their way around but Ipswich’s whole team like this place.

“I think it’ll be quite close, and we’ll have some very good racing so fingers crossed we can carry on from where we left off over the Bank Holiday. We will need to make a strong start.

“But we’re not going to put any extra pressure on ourselves. The top two teams in the league are there for a reason and we want to put on a show to reflect that, and ride to our fullest potential.”

Tickets for Belle Vue’s home clash with Ipswich are available at the stadium on race day, and in advance online at www.bellevue-speedway.com.


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

Ipswich ‘Tru Plant’ Witches:Richard Lawson, Danny King (C), Chris Harris, David Bellego, Krystian Pieszczek, Cameron Heeps, Jake Allen; TM: Richie Hawkins