LEICESTER captain Max Fricke is eager to get over last season’s play-off heartbreak with a strong start to 2024. 

The Lions kick-off their ROWE Motor Oil Premiership campaign against King’s Lynn at the Pidcock Motorcycles Arena tonight, live on BSN.

Both sides failed to reach the play-offs last year although in Leicester’s case it was agonising circumstances as they missed out on race points difference after a heavy defeat on the final night of regular racing.

Fricke said: “We’ve got a new team this year and a lot of changes around the club so it’s really cool to see and hopefully we’ll put in some good results.

“It is the first one of the year so we’ve got to be conscious of that – but I think we should go well.

“Everyone is keen and ready to go and we can’t wait for it. It’s been a long off-season so we’re looking forward to seeing all of the supporters there.”

There are a number of debutants with American star Luke Becker set to be watched by his mentor, four-time World Champion Greg Hancock, as he lines up for the Lions – while Tobiasz Musielak takes over as skipper of the Stars.

King’s Lynn operations manager Dale Allitt said: “It’s obviously difficult to know what to expect, because none of us have ridden yet as Leicester got called off last week.

“It’s straight into league action, but we’ll certainly be going there to try and get some points, that’s the name of the game, and we’ll be confident.

“I’m really not bothered about what other people do. We know our job, we know what we’ve got to do, and we will concentrate on being the best we can.”


LEICESTER: Max Fricke, Richard Lawson, Sam Masters, Luke Becker, Ryan Douglas, Drew Kemp, Joe Thompson.

KING’S LYNN: Tobiasz Musielak, Niels-Kristian Iversen, Michael Palm Toft, Benjamin Basso, Vadim Tarasenko, Patryk Wojdylo, Anders Rowe.


Words by Holeshot Media. 

Images by Taylor Lanning.