Menu
Card image cap

PREMIERSHIP | COOK CONFIRMS ACES EXIT

Great Britain star Craig Cook revealed he has been frozen out of Belle Vue’s team-building plans for 2019.

06 / 12 / 2018, 15:49

Great Britain star Craig Cook revealed he has been frozen out of Belle Vue’s team-building plans for 2019.

The former SGP star has been part of the Aces since 2011 and has played a key role in the club cementing its status as perennial title challengers.

With Cook on a 7.73 average and Aussie international Max Fricke on an 8.20 figure, it was always likely one would have to leave.

And it appears Cook will be the man seeking pastures new next year. Posting on Twitter, he wrote: “After eight years at Belle Vue I am not in the 2019 side.

“I am disappointed to learn this from a reliable third party and not directly from the club despite many calls with ML (team manager Mark Lemon). I now have to move on. Love to staff, friends, sponsors and fans. I will miss you all.”

Cook insists he didn’t seek to leave the club. He added: “Further to my earlier tweet and to respond to some messages - for the record I did not want to leave BV and would have happily celebrated my testimonial there.

“I wasn’t talking to ANYONE about a move. I have now had to move to secure my future but it was never part of my 2019 plan.”

 

Card image cap

SWEDISH CHAMP TO EARN MALILLA WILD CARD

Swedish Championship winner set to claim Scandinavian FIM Speedway Grand Prix wild card.

Card image cap

BARTEK DOMINATES IN DENMARK

World No.2 Bartosz Zmarzlik blazed to a huge 21-point haul in the Danish Speedway League on Wednesday.

Card image cap

SMEKTALA PICKED FOR SGP QUALIFIERS

Warsaw wild card Bartosz Smektala could earn a full-time FIM Speedway Grand Prix place after being seeded into this year's qualifiers.

Card image cap

ZMARZLIK STARS AS POLES WIN

World No.2 Bartosz Zmarzlik zoomed to 10 points for Poland as they defeated a Rest of the World side 51-38 in Rzeszow on Monday.

Card image cap

BECKER MASTERS MONMORE

American racer Luke Becker insists he “won’t get carried away”, after mastering Monmore Green to score 13 paid 14 points for Wolves.

Card image cap

MONSTER ENERGY SON RACE OFF 1 TEAMS CONFIRMED

Starting trios announced for Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Race Off 1 in Landshut on May 4.

Card image cap

THOMSEN WINS SGP QUALIFYING SPOT

Former Danish SGP wild card Anders Thomsen booked his place in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix qualifiers after winning Denmark national round.

Card image cap

ZAGAR CLOSES ON SLOVENIAN TITLE NO.18

SGP star Matej Zagar is on course for a staggering 18th straight Slovenian Championship after winning round two of the series in Ljubljana.