DAVID Bellego says it feels like a homecoming after signing up to ride for Swindon Robins again in 2018.

Bellego was a key member of the Robins side that were crowned SGB Premiership champions this year and team manager Alun Rossiter has moved swiftly to retain the Frenchman’s services.

The 2017 season was Bellego’s first in the top flight of British speedway but the 24-year-old did not take long to find his feet, finishing the regular season with 49 victories from 124 rides on a points average of 7.52.

Bellego was particularly impressive at home for the Robins, with only outgoing number one Jason Doyle registering more wins at the Abbey Stadium throughout the season.

“I am definitely looking forward to riding for Swindon again next year,” said Bellego.

“I always wanted to come back and when the guys at Swindon said they wanted me to come back, I was so pleased.”

“I have said it many times in the past but I am really happy to be riding for the club.

“I am a Swindon asset as well now, so everything is really, really good for me there.

“I have always loved riding at the Swindon track, I am really comfortable on that track, and I am feeling really at home at the club. I have got a really good set-up there so I am really happy to be in the team again next season.

“We had a really good season together this year and it was amazing to be part of a team that won the league.

“Hopefully we can have another good season next year.”

Bellego is the fifth member of Swindon’s title-winning team to agree a deal to come back next season, with Nick Morris, Tobiasz Musielak, Adam Ellis and Zach Wajtknecht also returning in 2018.

Team manager Rossiter believes that consistency within his side can only bode well for the club next year – both on and off the track.

“It is really good that all the guys have said they want to come back and I like that continuity,” said Rossiter.

“The fans can relate to the riders and it’s something that doesn’t happen very often, there is a lot of chopping and changing.

“Back when I rode, you stuck at one club and the fans got an affinity to you. I think that model is better all round for everybody.”