Fricke’s feeling fine!
Friday 19th May 2017 10:59 Sports Posted by Lee Wild

Max Fricke is feeling pumped up for his return to Manchester this Friday when Belle Vue take on Swindon at the National Speedway Stadium and says they’re determined to make up for lost time.

Aces No.1 Max Fricke (Photo: Ian Charles)

The club No.1 has made a strong start to his third season with the Rentruck Aces and has lately been making huge strides on the continent in his pursuit of qualifying for the 2018 Speedway GPs.

He said: “I’ve been to Italy a couple of times for the qualifiers and it’s one of the biggest things on my calendar this year. I’m really pleased with my performance and to have made it to the semis.

“My first few heats went really well and it was really satisfying to finish my afternoon second. What made it even cooler was knowing that Craig [Cook] and Kenneth [Bjerre] had also done really well.”

Fricke is confident his recent ventures have kept him sharp ahead of the Rentruck Aces’ return to action against the Carpets4Less Robins as they target a return to the top of the Premiership table.

They currently rank third with 14 points, level with the Poole Pirates and eight behind league leaders Wolverhampton, though unlike their rivals they have the advantage of meetings in hand.

Fricke continued: “We’ve not raced in the UK for what’s going on three weeks now so we’ve fallen a little behind at the top but I think once we’ve run a few more fixtures we’ll be back in the mix.

“Our aim is to establish ourselves comfortably in the top four because at the end of the day, it’s all about ensuring our place in the Play Offs; finishing top of the table would be an added bonus.

“I think we can expect a tough match against Swindon. They’ve got some pretty powerful heat leaders in Jason Doyle and Nick Morris so it’ll be really interesting to see how we get on.

“I don’t think you can expect anyone to be below par at Belle Vue because the track is such a leveller. You can have people who’ve been struggling go there and do really well, and vice versa.

“Having Kenneth back in the team will be a huge help. He proved instrumental when we visited the Abbey Stadium and I think with all our top guns assembled we should present a strong front.”

Tickets for Belle Vue’s upcoming clash with Swindon are online now at www.bellevueaces.co.

Max Fricke leads (Photo:Ian Charles)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BELLE VUE V SWINDON – 7:30PM – FRIDAY MAY 19

Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces

  1. Max Fricke
  2. Steve Worrall
  3. Kenneth Bjerre
  4. Justin Sedgmen
  5. Craig Cook (Captain)
  6. Dan Bewley
  7. Jack Smith

Team Manager: Mark Lemon

Swindon ‘Carpets4Less’ Robins

  1. Jason Doyle (Captain)
  2. Bradley Wilson-Dean
  3. Adam Ellis
  4. David Bellego
  5. Nick Morris
  6. Matt Williamson (Guest)
  7. Zach Wajtknecht

Team Manager: Alun Rossiter

 

By Hayley Bromley