SWINDON Robins suffered their sixth straight away defeat at the National Speedway Stadium tonight when downed 55-35 by the Belle Vue Aces.

The Aces didn’t once allow Robins to take control of the meeting, stamping their authority with heat advantage in the opening and concluding two races.

Robins were on the wrong end of a 4-2 in the opening heat when Aces reserve Damian Drozdz took a surprise win ahead of Adam Ellis and Speedway Grand Prix regular Craig Cook.

While Nick Morris finished last, it was Morris’ move on the third bend of lap one which allowed Ellis to secure second following what was a tight first lap.

Wroclaw star Drozdz made it two wins out of two in heat two when comfortably leading teammate Jye Etheridge home with Zach Wajtknecht and Jack Smith tailed off at the back.

Robins’ early nerves were steadied in heat three when David Bellego and Tobiasz Musielak secured Alun Rossiter’s troops their first race advantage of the night.

The pair gated on a 4-2 before Musielak charged underneath Rohan Tungate entering turn three of lap one, a move Tungate replicated one bend later to deny Swindon a maximum race advantage.

Swindon recorded their second race win in heat four when Troy Batchelor stormed to the chequered flag in heat four.

However there was disappointment for Jack Smith who finished fourth after initially making the start and leading the race. Fricke and Drozdz filled the minor points scoring positions. Aces restored their six-point lead from earlier in the meeting during heat five.

Teenager Dan Bewley recovered after hitting an early rut to win the race while Adam Ellis held second after coming under pressure from Australian Rohan Tungate. Nick Morris was again left frustrated, finishing last.

Troy Batchelor won his second race of the night in heat six when beating former British Champion Craig Cook to the chequered flag in heat six, Zach Wajtknecht earned a confidence boost when claiming third ahead of Drozdz.

The trading of 4-2s continued in heat seven as Aces stretched their lead to six points as Max Fricke led David Bellego home.

That was after Aces reserve Jye Etheridge escaped a warning after jumping the start, which put the home side on an early 5-1 before Bellego claimed second.

Robins’ mountain got slightly steeper to climb following heat eight as Aces’ reserve pairing in Etheridge and Drozdz claimed a spectacular 5-1 in heat eight.

Drozdz worked overtime to round Wajtknecht while Etheridge rode a smart first turn to hold off the visiting pair.

That result put the Robins in tactical territory, and Swindon boss Alun Rossiter wasted no time in deploying his change as David Bellego replaced Wajtknecht in heat nine.

The change didn’t work for Rossiter though as the home side earned a shared race after Rohan Tungate cut back on David Bellego to win a power race to the chequered flag.

A determined ride from Craig Cook in heat 10 allowed Belle Vue to extend their lead to 12 points after 10 races as Cook split Bellego and Musielak while Dan Bewley won the race by a quarter of the track.

Robins’ night was epitomised in heat 11 when Max Fricke coasted from third to first – denying Swindon their first 5-1 of the night as Adam Ellis and Nick Morris finished second and third respectively.

David Bellego and Zach Wajtknecht helped secure a needed heat advantage for the Robins in heat 12, though Dan Bewley’s efforts on lap two ensured the visiting pair were split – restricting Swindon to only a 4-2.

Hopes of returning to Wiltshire with a win were dashed in heat 13 as Max Fricke and Craig Cook secured a dramatic 5-1, despite Robins looking relatively comfortable on a 3-3 with the early part of the heat completed.

Rohan Tungate’s last bend move under Tobaisz Musielak ensured Swindon would return home pointless as heat 14 was shared before Fricke and Tungate paired up for a 5-1 in the concluding race.