ADAM Ellis has already set his sights on an opening-race maximum with team-mate Jason Doyle in tonight’s SGB Premiership Supporters’ Cup final second leg against Belle Vue Aces.

Swindon trail the Manchester outfit by eight points following last week’s 49-41 loss at the National Speedway Stadium.

It means the Aces’ first leg advantage could effectively be wiped out after just two heats of this evening’s second leg – and that’s a target Ellis has in mind as the Robins chase their first piece of major silverware in two seasons.

“The gap could’ve been a lot less, but we are pleased with the eight-point difference,” said Ellis.

“Belle Vue is a tricky place to go to, and a few of us – including myself – struggled to start off with.

“That wasn’t ideal, but to have the points difference so close going into the second leg of the final is good.

“It’s perfect timing to have a final on the Thursday night before the Grand Prix in Cardiff at the weekend. We enjoy racing in front of big crowds, and a good atmosphere should be generated.

“We need to make sure we hit Belle Vue from the first race. A few 5-1s at the start will see their advantage go, so that is our plan.”

With the British Grand Prix in Cardiff fast approaching, Ellis is hopeful another strong crowd can roar the Robins onto their first piece of silverware this season.

The 23-year-old was also left impressed by the coach load of fans that made the trip to Manchester last week – an effort that was appreciated by riders and officials alike.

“You can hear the roar after the race, not when you’re racing,” said Ellis.

“It’s great to see plenty of fans turn out in the last couple of months, and seeing them all travel up to Belle Vue last week was awesome. A loyal fan base in speedway is key.”

SWINDON: Jason Doyle, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, Rasmus Jensen, Tobiasz Musielak, Ellis Perks, Claus Vissing.

BELLE VUE: Max Fricke, Steve Worrall, Dan Bewley, Jaimon Lidsey, Kenneth Bjerre, Dimitri Berge, Jye Etheridge.