Belle Vue are back on their travels to Somerset this Friday and ex-Rebels No.1 Rohan Tungate is particularly keen to be resuming his Premiership campaign against his former club.
The 24-year old commenced his season with the top-flight newcomers before being sensationally axed in the wake of his most powerful performance – ironically against Bell Vue – back in May.
Now the Aussie has more than settled into life with the Mancunian club, and after experiencing a recent surge in form he is highly determined to prove himself around his old stomping ground.
He said: “I’ve got a point to prove on Friday. Ever since I came to Belle Vue I feel my form has done nothing but improve so I’m really looking forward to showing them what I’m capable of.
“We’re leading the Premiership by such a narrow margin, but I’d honestly be surprised if we come away with nothing from the Oaktree; we’ve got the drive and ambition to be targeting four points.”
The Rentruck Aces suffered a major blow earlier this week when club No.3 Max Fricke crashed heavily while representing Rospiggarna in Sweden, fracturing the C6 and C7 vertebrae in his neck.
It means the 20-year old will be side-lined for some time but following an immediate medical examination the prognosis from his doctors is favourable; stating the injuries should heal naturally.
With Kenneth Bjerre also missing due to a fixture clash in Denmark, team boss Mark Lemon has called on the services of David Bellego to guest at No.1. R/R will be in effect for Fricke at No.3.
Tungate continued: “It’s frustrating for us to be missing two of our strongest performers, especially at this crucial stage of our year But it is what it is and we especially wish Max a speedy recovery.
“David Bellego is a great choice of guest and I’m sure he’ll do a fantastic job. Still, it won’t be an easy night. Everyone needs to be on the ball but we’re ready and prepared to fight for every point.”
August 5th sees the Summer Speed Saturday touch down at Manchester’s National Speedway Stadium, with a rich collection of racing and entertainment on offer for a bargain price.
Featuring the sixth round of the British Youth Championships and starring the Belle Vue Colts’ own Kyle Bickley, tickets are £5 for adults while accompanied children under 18 are free.
The event will conclude with a special forum where fans will get to hear from club CEO Adrian Smith and Director of Speedway Mark Lemon; tickets are available on the gate only from 5pm.
SOMERSET V BELLE VUE – 7:30PM – FRIDAY AUGUST 4TH
Somerset ‘Cases’ Rebels
Richard Lawson, Cameron Heeps, Charles Wright, Patrick Hougaard, Josh Grajczonek (C), Jake Allen, Lewis Kerr; Team Manager: Garry May
Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces: David Bellego (G), Steve Worrall, Max Fricke R/R, Rohan Tungate, Craig Cook (C), Dan Bewley, Jack Smith; Team Manager: Mark Lemon