Stars In Their Eyes

The King’s Lynn Stars are Belle Vue’s next Premiership opponent on the road on June 21 and they head to Norfolk riding the crest of a wave following two significant away wins in the last fortnight.

The first they earned at Rye House after a late surge in form snatched the win from right under the Rockets’ noses, while they overcame several absences to reign supreme against Leicester.

And there have been many individual successes throughout the team, most recently with Craig Cook and Steve Worrall finishing 1st and 2nd respectively in the British Final on June 19.

Now the Rentruck Aces will field their full power-packed septet against one of their closest rivals as they bid to close the gap held by leaders Wolverhampton at the top of the table.

Belle Vue’s trio of heat leaders will no doubt form the cornerstone of the visitors’ assault, with Kenneth Bjerre a former Stars rider, and Cook and Max Fricke dominating the GP Qualifiers.

It’s vital, says flying reserve Dan Bewley, that after two successful trips the team continues to apply maximum pressure to their opponents if they are to maintain their rank in the top four.

Dan Bewley

Bewley continued: “This will be our second trip to the Adrian Flux Arena and the last time we went we came away with a win [40-50] but even with our form of late, we can’t be getting carried away.

“King’s Lynn have just signed a new rider [Thomas Jorgensen] which will bolster their strength and they have some pretty big names, like Chris Holder and Troy Batchelor, leading from the front.

“The fact that they’re right behind us in the table will also be a major factor in this meeting because we’re targeting maximum points while they [the Stars] can move second in the table if they win.

“Our form away from home has made other teams pay attention lately though and with the way that Kenneth, Craig and Max have been going, I believe we’ve an equal amount of strength in depth.”

Back in Manchester this Friday, June 23, we welcome home the brand new British No.1 and No.2 Craig Cook and Steve Worrall, who will lead their side into battle against Rye House.

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King’s Lynn ‘Trucks R Us’ Stars
Chris Holder, Lewis Rose, Thomas Jorgensen, Troy Batchelor, Robert Lambert (C), Kai Huckenbeck, Nathan Greaves. Team Manager: Dale Allitt

Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces
Max Fricke, Steve Worrall, Kenneth Bjerre, Justin Sedgmen, Craig Cook (C), Dan Bewley, Jack Smith Team Manager: Mark Lemon

Wednesday 21st June 2017