Meeting Report - Belle Vue 55-35 Ipswich

The deficit on aggregate was 12 points going into the action at the National Speedway Stadium, but the home team quickly set to work
22 April 2024 by
Hayley Bromley

ANOTHER impressive display for the Belle Vue ‘ATPI’ Aces saw them demolish a depleted Ipswich 55-35 at the National Speedway Stadium to take all three league points.

The deficit on aggregate was 12 points going into the action at the National Speedway Stadium, but the home team quickly set to work chipping away at the Tru7 Group Witches’ advantage.

With slightly more grip than usual, the track produced some very quick race times with Jaimon Lidsey clocking the fastest laps at 59.53 in Heat 3. 

It was a similar story across the board for the ATPI Aces as they dominated from one heat to the next, with Ipswich have few, if any, answers to their impeccable form. 

Already without captain Danny King after a crash at the weekend, the visitors suffered a further blow when Jason Doyle’s flight from Poland was delayed and ruling him out of the action. 

The Witches called on Ryan Douglas and Charles Wright to guest respectively, but even they struggled to find the form that came so naturally to the home team. 

By Heat 12, they had all but sewn up the result on the night as well as the result on aggregate, and it only remained for them to tidy up the details in the last couple of races.

Dan Bewley returned to winning ways on home shale, top scoring with 12+2 while skipper Brady Kurtz recorded a full 12-point maximum and Jaimon Lidsey added a perfect 10 to the top three. 

Club No.4 Ben Cook said: “We’ve made a really good start to the season and with each meeting we’re settling into our routine and feeling more confident in our racing. 

“The track has had lot more grip the past couple of weeks, which has been more challenging. It’s tricky to ride this track at the best of times but we were able to adapt quickly. 

“We couldn’t rule Ipswich out for a minute, even without Danny [King] and Jason [Doyle]. They’re a good team and have some solid riders so we were fully prepared for a tough night. 

“Things might’ve been closer if they’d been at full strength, but that’s speedway. You adapt to the situation around you and things played out in our favour as a result.” 

The ATPI Aces take a two-week break from home action to travel to Birmingham’s Perry Barr Stadium on Monday, April 29 where they face off against the newly-promoted Brummies. 

They then take to home shale on Monday, May 6 for a bank holiday bash that sees the Brummies travel to the National Speedway Stadium for the first time this year.

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 55: Dan Bewley 12+2, Brady Kurtz 12, Jaimon Lidsey 10, Ben Cook 8+1, Connor Mountain 6+1, Norick Blodorn 5, Connor Bailey 2+1. 
Ipswich ‘Tru7 Group’ Witches 35: Ryan Douglas 11+1, Dan Thompson 9, Emil Sayfutdinov 7, Adam Ellis 3+1, Charles Wright 3+1, Jordan Jenkins 1+1, Keynan Rew 1 

Aggregate Score: Belle Vue 94-86 Ipswich

Image: ©Belle Vue Speedway

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