ACES NO.1 FRICKE SETS HIS SIGHTS ON PREMIERSHIP TITLE

PAUL BURBIDGE

FIM Speedway Grand Prix star Max Fricke set his sights on ending Belle Vue’s league title drought after sealing a return to the Aces for 2022.

The double Aussie champion is back in the SGB Premiership after his Polish club Zielona Gora were relegated from the PGE Ekstraliga.

With Falubaz now in the First Division, Poland’s rules allow Fricke to race in two other leagues, and he will line up in Manchester, as well as competing for Swedish team Indianerna.

Fricke became a huge favourite among Belle Vue fans during his previous five-season stint with the club from 2015 to 2019.

The Victorian racer can’t wait for what’s set to be a busy 2022 season, and he would love to mark his Aces return by leading one of British speedway’s most famous clubs to their first league title since 1993.

After being unveiled to the Belle Vue fans at the club’s Christmas Cracker event, Fricke said: “My schedule for next year, even with the Grand Prix series, has opened up to give me the opportunity to return to the UK.

“My first thought was Belle Vue for many reasons and if the reaction of the fans at the Christmas Cracker is any indication, I think I’ve made the right choice.

“It is amazing to be back in Manchester with the Aces again. I’m somebody who likes to keep busy and this fits in perfectly with my commitment for next year.

“We’ve only confirmed two names so far, with myself and Charles [Wright] but there is an exciting vibe coming from the club already for 2022.

“I’m really excited about the team that Mark [Lemon] is putting together and hopefully it can be this team who can take that final step to win Belle Vue the Premiership title.”

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