BRADY Kurtz admitted “the time was right for me to leave Poole” as he confirmed he would ride for Belle Vue in the SGB Premiership this season.

The Australian star had initially agreed to join up with the Aces for 2020 but saw the British campaign wiped out due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But he is set to stick with Belle Vue at the top level in Britain this season and is excited to get started.

Kurtz said: “I was always hoping to be back with Belle Vue this year. I’m really looking forward to it and the positive news coming out of the UK means we hopefully will get to see some action this season.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I think the time was right for me to leave Poole and expand my horizons, but I had some amazing seasons with the club which I’m sure will benefit me in Manchester.”