MEETING PREVIEW - Belle Vue v Oxford

The two sides met at the National Speedway Stadium at Easter, when the Lion Cubs took a hard-fought 38-49 victory in Manchester.
12 May 2024 by
Hayley Bromley

IT’S straight back into the home action for Belle Vue on Monday night when they welcome the Oxford Spires to the National Speedway Stadium for the first time this year.

So far, the ATPI Aces have enjoyed a solid run of form on home shale, with their most recent triumph in Manchester coming at the expense of Birmingham last bank holiday.

And now they look to make even further progress against the OXS Spires, who bring with them some big names, as well as some familiar faces, on May 13.

With the new averages in effect, former Aces racer Rohan Tungate takes his place at No.1 for the visitors with Stockport-born Charles Wright moving to No.3. 

And former World No.3 Maciej Janowski makes his first National Speedway Stadium appearance for the Spires since Belle Vue’s flagship event, The Peter Craven Memorial.

The ATPI Aces, meanwhile, have settled into their click and remain unchanged and at full strength for Oxford’s challenge and, after their KOC heartbreak against Sheffield, are as ambitious as ever.

Team boss Mark Lemon said: “We will have to be on our toes against this Spires team as they bring with them a whole host of riders who know the NSS very well. 

“The likes of former Aces Rohan Tungate, Charles Wright and Craig Cook, not to mention Chris Harris and Maciej Janowski, will not be easy to topple on this track. 

“I look at our form at home, though, and we are more than comfortable here, but that doesn’t pave the way for us to be complacent so, like I said, we will need to be on point from the start. 

“Both sides, on paper, stack up to each other quite nicely but as far as in practice we will only find out when we get to the tapes, and I have faith in our boys to deliver.”

The Belle Vue ‘ATPI’ Aces return home on Monday, May 13 when we welcome the newly created Oxford Spires for our first encounter at the National Speedway Stadium, tapes up 7:30pm.  

Meeting tickets, race day programmes and south stand parking are now available to pre-book, along with race day hospitality, at 


Belle Vue ‘ATPI’ Aces: Brady Kurtz (C) 8.72, Norick Blodorn 5.68, Jaimon Lidsey 8.04, Ben Cook 5.85, Dan Bewley 8.13, Connor Mountain4.54, Connor Bailey RS; TM: Mark Lemon 
Oxford ‘OXS’ Spires: Rohan Tungate 7.26, Erik Riss, 5.12 Charles Wright6.31, Maciej Janowski 5.28, Chris Harris (C) 6.59, Craig Cook 4.39, Ashton Boughen RS; TM: Peter Schroek

Image: ©Belle Vue Speedway

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