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FRICKE BACKS ACES FOR TITLE GLORY

Aussie star Max Fricke is back at Belle Vue and insisted Aces can end their run of SGB Premiership play-off heartbreak.

31 / 01 / 2018, 12:23

Aussie star Max Fricke is back at Belle Vue and insisted Aces can end their run of SGB Premiership play-off heartbreak.

Fricke completes a promising side, which also features SGP star Craig Cook, Steve Worrall, Rohan Tungate, Damian Drodz, Dan Bewley and Jye Etheridge.

We’ve made the play-offs every season since 2015 and I feel this time around we’ve got a good shot at top spot.

Max Fricke

Aces reached the semi-finals last season and were beaten finalists in 2015 and 2016. It’s a run Fricke is keen to better as he bids to inspire Belle Vue to their first title since 1993.

He said: “There’s no reason why we can’t shake off this cross of finishing second-best this year. We’ve made the play-offs every season since 2015 and I feel this time around we’ve got a good shot at top spot.

“It looks like we’ve got another solid-looking team this year with a couple of new guys thrown in. There’s a lot to look forward to.

“I’m especially happy with the fact that we’ve got set race nights this year. I feel I missed too many fixtures in the past due to clashes so I’m really looking forward to being able to get stuck in 100 percent.”

Fricke was content with third place in this year’s Australian Championship after his 2017 season was ended by a concussion. Now he is keen to bring his form Down Under back to Europe.

He said: “I couldn’t fail to be happy with how I performed in the Aussie Championships. It’s the first time I’ve been back on the bike since my crash in Poland. I felt good and I was so happy to be back. It has really got me pumped up for the new season with Belle Vue.”

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