David Gordon has announced he is retiring and stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Belle Vue Speedway but that he’ll maintain his close ties with and continue to support the club in the future.
The former CEO took over the world-famous Manchester club in late 2006 together with Chris Morton and Gordon Pairman and has been in control of the iconic Aces for the past ten seasons.
In that time the team have experienced many ups and downs, but it was in the latter half of his tenure that they produced some of their best, most memorable performances in Elite League competition.
The 2015 and 2016 seasons saw the Rentruck Aces successfully qualify for the end-of-season Play Offs – even topping the table this year – while completing both campaigns with the silver medal.
And it was thanks to the collective efforts of Gordon and Morton over a near-ten year period that the building of the National Speedway Stadium, home of the Belle Vue Aces, was finally brought to life.
Despite a rocky start to its life, the venue has produced some very fine racing has played host to a variety of high-profile events such as the 2016 British Final and the 2016 Speedway World Cup.
Gordon said: “It has been a privilege to be a part of Belle Vue for the past 10 years.
“It has been exciting and at times challenging, and I wish to thank everyone connected with the club and all the supporters for what we have achieved.
"We should all be justly proud!
“I will be maintaining my close relationship with this club and I will help and support it in every way I can, and I take this opportunity to wish both the team and the fans much success in the future."
Monday 31st October 2016