Aces Unveil Their New Season Riders – Quest Media Network
Belle Vue Speedway has unveiled the seven drivers who will defend their Premiership title in 2023.
Some of the drivers were present at the club’s annual Christmas Cracker.
The Peter Craven Suite was filled with eager fans eager to see who would represent the world-famous team next season.
Brady Kurtz was the first confirmed signing for the ATPI Aces’ New Year plans and has again received the captain’s armband for the new season. Shortly after, German champions Norick Blödorn were introduced alongside Australian and former U21 world champion Jaimon Lidsey, making his first return to Manchester since 2019.
Aces CEO Mark Lemon then announced that Jake Mulford would be promoted from the Belle Vue Colts to a Premiership Rising Star, with Tom Brennan returning to the team’s top five drivers.
Local Charles Wright has also booked his return to National Speedway Stadium in 2023, with the biggest and most anticipated news being Dan Bewley’s return to British racing.
The current British champions are returning to the top flight after a season’s break and is welcome news, not just for Belle Vue fans but for British Speedway as a whole.
Speaking of the team set to defend the Premiership crown, Belle Vue boss Mark Lemon said: “There were a lot of options for the team building process but that wasn’t exactly a bad thing!
“I am grateful and very happy to re-enlist the services of Brady, Charles, Norick and Tom and bring them back to National Speedway Stadium for the new season.
“They are definitely fan favorites and did an excellent job in giving us the title this year and they are all very keen for the Aces to retain our title.
“We are saddened to see the likes of Max Fricke, Jye Etheridge and Matej Zagar absent and we thank them for their dedication and service to the club in ending a 29-year inter-championship drought.
“But we’re thrilled to be bringing Dan and Jaimon back to Belle Vue. This isn’t just a massive coup for Manchester Speedway, it’s a massive coup for British Speedway as a whole.
“We can’t wait to see all these guys in action and in the iconic Aces racing suit for the new season in March.”
The club expects to issue an update on the Belle Vue Colts class of 2023, NDL games and Colts season tickets once the full AGM is held in the new year.