NORICK Blödorn is relishing the thought of calling the National Speedway Stadium home as he prepares to make his full British Speedway debut with Belle Vue.

Racing is something of a family affair for the young German, whose uncle was an avid Long Track rider and both his father and grandfather having also raced Speedway.

Opting to base himself in his home town of Kiel, Blödorn will be under the tutelage of his legendary fellow countryman Robbie Kessler while in the UK.

On his British Speedway debut, Blödorn said: “I’ve only ridden the National Speedway Stadium once, but it is one of those tracks that I’ve seen on TV and thought how amazing it is.

“It was just as amazing to finally get out and ride it for myself. That was one of the key factors that got me thinking about wanting to ride here more regularly.

“Belle Vue have been very professional. When I got the call, I knew this was the right fit for me. I’ve had experience of Polish League racing and for me, this is the next step in my development.

“One big advantage, I think, is the similarity of the track to what I’m used to. I’ve been to a few UK clubs and the tracks are a lot smaller and I know this is something I will need to work on.

“I’m excited to be working with the likes of Max Fricke. He is a big idol of mine and the rest of the lads are so easy to get along with, I’m really looking forward to our first meeting.

Words: Hayley Bromley
Images: Ian Charles


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