Belle Vue Aces v Leicester Lions


Sports Insure Premiership R1 2023

National Speedway StadiumKirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester, M12 4WB

52 - 38


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Monday, May 1, 2023 12:00 pm Sports Insure Premiership R1 2023 Belle Vue win the aggregate point


BELLE Vue are six points clear at the top of the Premiership after a 52-38 win over Leicester at the National Speedway Stadium.

Aces skipper Brady Kurtz raced to 14 points from five rides, being defeated only by former home star Max Fricke in Heat 11 before turning the tables in Heats 13 and 15.

Tom Brennan added 9+1 for the defending champions whilst Fricke top-scored for the Lions with 11 and Chris Harris supplied the ride of the day with a spectacular effort to get the better of Dan Bewley and Norick Blodorn.

Kurtz said: “It was another great win for us today. All the boys have been gelling well recently and the results have certainly been showing that, so long may it continue.

“We knew Leicester weren’t going to make things easy for us. They came here with a sense of confidence that they could keep things close, and we had to work hard, no doubt.

“We all know how good Max is around here. Me and him go way back, we’ve raced a lot of laps together and we had a really good battle in Heat 15, and it was just nice for us to get another win.”

Lions boss Stewart Dickson said: “It’s a disappointment because although obviously we were expecting a tough one, I think we should have been capable of scoring more than 38 points.

“We got off to a bad start in Heat 1 and never really managed to recover from it, and although we did get some race wins, we didn’t manage the advantages to go with them.”

BELLE VUE 52: Brady Kurtz 14, Tom Brennan 9+1, Dan Bewley 8+1, Norick Blodorn 7+1, Jaimon Lidsey 7+1, Charles Wright 6+1, Jake Mulford 1+1.
LEICESTER 38: Max Fricke 11, Chris Harris 7+2, Justin Sedgmen 5, Richard Lawson 5, Jake Allen 5, Dan Thompson 3+1, Nick Morris 2+1.
Belle Vue win the aggregate point

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