Belle Vue boss Mark Lemon is backing German international Norick Blodorn to star in British speedway after bringing him to Manchester for 2022.

Blodorn makes his UK debut after impressing for Germany as their under-21 rider at last year’s FIM Speedway of Nations Semi-Final 2 in Daugavpils, where he scored five points.

The 17-year-old made a late-season trip to the UK last October, registering seven points in Redcar’s Teesside Silver Helmet, before bagging four in Belle Vue’s Peter Craven Memorial meeting at the National Speedway Stadium.

Lemon can’t wait to see one of Germany’s brightest rising stars line up in Manchester. He said: “I have kept an eye on Norick’s progress over the last 12 months and we were very impressed with what we saw.

“He is a professional young rider who puts 100 percent into his racing and, although he only raced one meeting in Manchester in 2021, we felt he deserved the chance to show what he can do.

“Even though he’s been tipped as a future star, I feel it’s the right time to bring him into the Premiership where he can continue his development.

“Norick is very enthusiastic character with a lot of potential. He fits well into the mould at Belle Vue and will not only be a great inclusion for the Aces, but also for British speedway.”

Blodorn joins the likes of FIM Speedway Grand Prix star Max Fricke, Brady Kurtz, Charles Wright and FIM Speedway of Nations winner Tom Brennan at the National Speedway Stadium this year.