July 17, 2024
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The Peter Craven Memorial 2024 – Preview

The Peter Craven Memorial 2024 - Preview

THE Peter Craven Memorial meeting is now just days away, and Belle Vue Speedway is gearing up for one of the most exciting meetings since the event returned to the calendar in 2017.

A 16-strong field of riders, which includes some of the best in the world and the most promising new talents, will descend on Manchester on Monday March 18 to kick off the season at the National Speedway Stadium.

The line-up includes big names such as Jason Doyle, Dan Bewley, Fredrik Lindgren, Max Fricke and Maciej Janowski, and a first for the competition with a talented woman racer German Celina Liebmann.

The event has certainly caused a stir amongst supporters across the country, who are clamouring for their first taste of methanol action since the close of last year’s campaign.

Belle Vue CEO Mark Lemon is thrilled to present such a strong and varied field for the 2024 Peter Craven Memorial and if pre ticket sales are anything to go by than it is sure to be a stella event.

He said: “Over the years, we’ve been proud to witness how the Peter Craven Memorial has evolved into such a prestigious event as to attract some of the best riders in the world to race it.

“I think this is the first time we’ve had such a strong Grand Prix presence in the field, with no fewer than six current world championship contenders including the World No.2 Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren.

“It’s fantastic to feature all our current Belle Vue Aces, which supporters would naturally expect, and I strongly believe each one of them has plenty to contribute to the evening.

“When we put this line-up together we want to see fierce competition, but we also pride ourselves on inclusivity and we recognise that this event is an excellent opportunity for young riders.

“The inclusion of the first female speedway racer to compete in this prestigious event has caught the attention of many; Celina Leibmann is not too different to our young German Ace Norick Blodorn.

“The likes of Norick, Drew Kemp and Fredrik Jacobsen were relative unknowns when they first raced in the Peter Craven Memorial and look at them now!

“Norick has development into a Premiership League calibre rider at the tender age of 19 and for Celina and Connor Bailey, they too can also benefit, not just from the experience of racing in this meeting but racing alongside some of the best in the world.

“This line-up is one of the best we’ve ever had at the National Speedway Stadium and ticket sales so far certainly speak volumes to that, and we hope everyone is as excited as we are.”

Book your tickets for the 2024 Peter Craven Memorial online via our online portal at BELLEVUE-SPEEDWAY.COM/EVENTS, and Race Day Hospitality at BELLEVUE-SPEEDWAY.COM/HOSPITALITY.


LINE-UP: Fredrik Lindgren, Max Fricke, Dan Bewley, Luke Becker, Brady Kurtz, Jaimon Lidsey, Jason Doyle, Celina Liebmann, Connor Mountain, Norick Blodorn, Robert Lambert, Maciej Janowski, Connor Bailey, Ben Cook, Chris Harris, Niels-Kristian Iversen.
RESERVES: Sam Hagon, Freddy Hodder

Words: Hayley Bromley – Images: Eddie Garvey

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