King’s Lynn Stars back at full strength ahead of trip to Belle Vue
King’s Lynn are back in Premiership action when they make the long trip up to Manchester to take on Belle Vue on Monday (7.30pm).
The Stars are back to full-strength after Danish duo Niels-Kristian Iversen and Michael Palm Toft missed the Knockout Cup victory against Leicester because of racing commitments in their homeland.
Meanwhile, the Aces have called on Poole duo Brady Kurtz and Josh Grajczonek for Craig Cook and Max Fricke who are competing in Grand Prix qualifiers, while Nicolai Klindt comes in for the injured Steve Worrall.
It was a mixed weekend for the riders who were in action, in the Grand Prix qualifier in Slangerup, Denmark.
Stars’ No.1 Iversen qualified for the Grand Prix Challenge after finishing third on 11 points, while club captain Robert Lambert finished in fourth place, agonisingly close to qualification after scoring 10 points. Newly crowned British Under-19 champion Dan Bewley gained some valuable experience on foreign shale scoring six points.
Stars’ boss Dale Allitt said: “We know we head to Belle Vue which again is a tough place to go because they really are a very good side, and they have some really fantastic riders that ride their track well.
“We will go there with a full team and touch wood everyone stays fit between now and then with the boys riding elsewhere before heading into another bank holiday period. I think we have been pretty good everywhere we have been with our biggest away defeat being by eight points at Wolves. I keep saying it and I will continue to say it, we just have to take it one meeting at a time because nobody is getting carried away.
“We were completely written off by everyone at the start of the year and all we have done is kept ourselves together, focusing on one meeting at a time as we go into the away fixtures that are coming up.”
Belle Vue: Brady Kurtz, Dan Bewley, Nicolai Klindt, Rohan Tungate, Josh Grajczonek, Jye Etheridge, Damian Drozdz.
King’s Lynn: Niels-Kristian Iversen, Michael Palm Toft, Ty Proctor, Thomas Jorgensen, Robert Lambert, Kasper Andersen, Lewis Kerr.