By Henry Chard

All the details ahead of our ROWE Motor Oil Premiership R1 fixture with King’s Lynn.


The Ipswich ‘Tru7 Group’ Witches travel to King’s Lynn to face the Stars at the Adrian Flux Arena on Thursday 23rd May in a ROWE Motor Oil Premiership R1 fixture that starts at 7.30pm.


KING’S LYNN: 1. R/R or Guest for Tobiasz Musielak 8.33 2. Benjamin Basso 6.68 3. Niels Kristian Iversen 6.43 4. Michael Palm Toft 4.79 5. Nicolai Klindt 6.48 © 6. Patryk Wojdylo 4.63 7. Anders Rowe (RS). Team Manager: TBC

IPSWICH: 1. Emil Sayfutdinov 9.65 2. Dan Thompson 4.46 (RS) 3. Adam Ellis 5.74 4. Tom Brennan 7.50 (G) 5. Jason Doyle 9.18 © 6. Keynan Rew 4.00 7. Jordan Jenkins 3.83. Team Manager: Ritchie Hawkins

REFEREE: S. H. Kennett


Belle Vue916
King’s Lynn*70
*King’s Lynn deducted 2 league points on 18.05.24 for breach of SCB rules.


Tickets are available to purchase on the gate.


The Ipswich ‘Tru7 Group’ Witches travel across the border on Thursday evening as they face King’s Lynn in the ROWE Motor Oil Premiership.

The Witches beat the Stars at Foxhall earlier this month in a rain-curtailed meeting that ended 37-23 after 10 heats. With a 14-point lead, Ritchie Hawkins’ side will be aiming to pick up a win away from home and the aggregate bonus point to add three points to their already impressive tally.

Captain Danny King is still on the sidelines following an operation on his hand and Birmingham’s Tom Brennan guests in his place at number four. Ipswich have won on their last four visits to the Adrian Flux Arena.


Ipswich ‘Tru7 Group’ Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins gives us his pre-match thoughts…

“We are very much looking forward to our visit to King’s Lynn and we are hoping for a dry forecast so we can get some racing on. We are on a long winning streak home and away in the league against our local rivals and we know how important it is to beat King’s Lynn for everyone at the club but also, they are bottom of the league. Points wise and in the race for the play-offs it is important to win, and we are looking to walk away with three points, but they certainly showed at Belle Vue on Monday their capabilities with a great performance. We certainly need to carry on as we have been this season so far.

“Tom has always done well for us when he has guested before, and he is having a great season and pushing on again. He flew for Birmingham when he was at King’s Lynn earlier in the season and we enjoy having him with us in the side. He was the obvious choice for the meeting and is having a terrific season. He is a super young British talent and is someone I hope to work with more in the future.

“We will look to be solid throughout the team again like we have been in all of our away victories, that is what has brought those successes. We saw on Monday they were strong from reserve at Belle Vue, but we have been strong from one to seven and we are going to bring an extremely tough test being strong from heat leaders, second strings to reserves. We will bring it to them on Thursday and see what they have got.”


King’s Lynn currently sit bottom of the table after an underwhelming start to the campaign. The Norfolk club have won just one of their seven fixtures so far although they have only raced twice at home due to numerous postponements. The Stars’ only victory has come on home shale against fellow strugglers Birmingham.

The home team are without number one and captain Tobiasz Musielak due to injury and are yet to confirm whether they will have a guest at number one or will be using rider replacement in his absence. Their team manager is also to be confirmed.


An adult ticket costs £23, concessions (disabled, 65 and over, students) £21, children (12-15 accompanied by adult) £5 and children under 12 go free. Official programmes cost £3.50. Facilities include free floodlit parking, seated grandstand, covered standing grandstand, restaurant, fully stocked bar and function room, four licenced bar outlets, merchandise stands, toilets and a first aid room. For travel information headhere.

For more information about the club head to King’s Lynn’s official website.