A dominant performance in the rain at Northwich moved them to joint top of the standings, and into the lead on virtue of countback, something team manager Mike Northey was particularly pleased with.

“Tonight for us was about consolidating and keeping  in contention as we were two-points behind at the start, so it was going to take JLT to not have a good night, but you never know what is going to happen in The Tour Series.

“It’s tight on points now, so it’s a good start to The Tour Series.”

Northey puts the key to that good start down to a spot of squad rotation, with Madison Genesis using nine different riders across the opening three rounds.

“It’s been really good, we’ve brought fresh guys in twice now.  On Tuesday night, Taylor [Gunman] had never ridden a Tour Series before and Rich [Handley] came in as someone else wasn’t feeling too great.  It’s kind of unknown but they’ve all stepped up and performed really well.

“The same tonight, it’s Gruff’s [Lewis] first round of the year and he was there at the front and riding really well.”

The other secret to their success was the Northwich rain, or rather the team’s last minute adjustment to meet the conditions.

“Obviously went it started raining the plan changed quite a bit, we changed our tyres and things like that.  On a circuit like that with as many corners, if you’re at the front it’s far easier.  The biggest thing was trying to get everyone together straight away, and at first they were holding back but once we got them together you saw the way they were riding, and they just blew it to pieces.

“They’ve got some special Continental tyres that are really good in the wet and tonight was pretty wet!  So it was a good opportunity to give them a good test out, and they said they were putting bike lengths into people through the corners, so it’s obvious straight away.

“They were all riding really well and they’re all good at riding in the wet anyway, so the combination won it for them.”

Heading to the Wembley Park round on Tuesday evening in the leader jerseys presented by Eisberg, does the plan change?

“I don’t think so to be honest, it’s very close and we are first equal so we’re just going to keep racing the way we are and keep thinking about later in the Series.”

Round Four of the men’s Series takes place at 20:30 at Wembley Park presented by Jurys Inn, with highlights on ITV4 at 19:00 on Wednesday 17 May and available on demand via the ITV Hub.