Aces Dominate Reigning Champions
The Belle Vue Aces continued their blistering start to the 2017 campaign with a comprehensive 54-38 win over reigning champions Wolverhampton; bagging themselves another 3 league points.
Kenneth Bjerre leads Jacob Thorssell
Bjerre said: “I did push Jacob [Thorssell] quite hard in Heat 15, but he in turn pushed me quite hard as well. He was quick but I really wanted that maximum, and in the end I managed to get the win.
“I haven’t been feeling all too well these past few days. I’ve had a little bit of the flu but when you put your helmet on you don’t think about things like that and to be honest I felt great on the bike.
“Track conditions were a little bit out of the ordinary to begin with. We did have a fair bit of rain in Manchester this morning but nothing to cause any serious detriment to the level of racing.
“It’s testament to this new Belle Vue track. It can cope very well even in bad weather. In the end, we all had a great day. The team performed well and we got a very convincing win. We’re happy.”
Team boss Mark Lemon added: “We knew Wolves would be tricky customers, particularly after last year’s Grand Final, but the boys chipped in and delivered a professional performance on Friday.
“Conditions did test them to begin with. It’s never enjoyable when the track is heavy and wet but I was so impressed with the way they knuckled down and got on with things, and got the job done.”
RESULT - GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 14 - BELLE VUE V WOLVERHAMPTON
Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces 54
Kenneth Bjerre 15, Craig Cook 10, Steve Worrall 7+2, Jack Smith 6+3, Max Fricke 6+1, Justin Sedgmen 5+1, Dan Bewley 5+1
Wolverhampton ‘Parrys International’ Wolves 38
Freddie Lindgren 12+2, Jacob Thorssell 8+2, Kyle Howarth 7, Sam Masters 7, Adam Skornicki 2, Max Clegg 2, Nathan Greaves 0
Photo - Ian Charles
Friday 14th April 2017