Photo: Ian Charles Richie Worrall Sports Insure British Final, Belle Vue National Speedway Stadium, Manchester 11.June.2018

2016 AUSTRALIAN Champion Brady Kurtz is hoping to make his mark on Manchester in 2021 after confirming his spot with the Belle Vue Aces for the upcoming season.

And club asset Richie Worrall has seized his chance to return to the National Speedway Stadium after four seasons away, and has big ambitions to prove himself.

24-year-old Kurtz was one of the original Class of 2020 to put pen to paper before the suspension of the season and he is thrilled to have been given the green light for the upcoming season.

He said: “I was always hoping to be back with Belle Vue this year. I’m really looking forward to it and the positive news coming out of the UK means we hopefully will get to see some action this season.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I think the time was right for me to leave Poole and expand my horizons, but I had some amazing seasons with the club which I’m sure will benefit me in Manchester.”

Since leaving the BikeRight Aces, 29-year-old Worrall has spent the majority of his top flight career with Poole but now has his sights set on conquering the Premiership with his local club.

He said: “When the opportunity came up for me to come back to the Aces, it didn’t take much convincing on my part; I knew I had to go for it.

“In previous years, Speedway wasn’t my only occupation and when you’re trying to focus on more than one avenue it’s impossible to give them both 100%.

“But I’m no longer in that position. I’ve heard quite a few of the boys saying they’ve got the hunger back and that’s just as true for me.

“I’ve put a lot into my preparations for this year. The Richie Worrall people can expect to see will be totally different, for the better, from the one that rode for Belle Vue in 2016.”

Words: Hayley Bromley
Images: Ian Charles


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