Menu
Card image cap

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.”

Card image cap

DUDEK COOL AT THE TOP

World Championship leader Patryk Dudek isn’t getting carried away after taking top spot in the World Championship standings in Prague.

Card image cap

KOLODZIEJ’S WINNING MENTALITY

Polish star Janusz Kolodziej buoyed by first-ever FIM Speedway Grand Prix win at ANLAS Czech SGP in Prague.

Card image cap

KOLODZIEJ TAKES MAIDEN SGP WIN IN PRAGUE

Janusz Kolodziej wins the ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix. Leon Madsen comes 2nd with Patryk Dudek 3rd

Card image cap

MADSEN'S PRAGUE EDUCATION

Danish ace Leon Madsen admits his debut appearance in Prague is the chance to gain experience in his quest for World Championship gold.

Card image cap

FINAL FLOURISH FOR LAMBERT?

British champion Robert Lambert hopes to take the next step on his FIM Speedway Grand Prix journey and reach the ANLAS Czech SGP final.

Card image cap

LINDBACK STAYS COOL IN PRAGUE HEAT

Sweden’s Antonio Lindback tops ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix qualifying time charts.

Card image cap

VACULIK’S HOME FROM HOME

Slovakia’s Martin Vaculik eyes Prague glory at ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix on Saturday.

Card image cap

ANLAS CZECH SGP | WHERE TO WATCH

Can’t make the ANLAS Czech SGP? Here are some of the places you can watch Friday's qualifying and Saturday's meeting on TV and online.