King’s Lynn Stars enter World Speedway League

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The King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars will break new ground when they travel to iconic Polish city Gorzow to take part in the World Speedway League for the first time in the club’s 50-year history.

The Stars were invited to take part in the event on Saturday, April 25 that will see host team Gorzow take on Swedish side Elit Vetlanda and Danish giants Holsted at the Edward Jancarz Stadium.

Lynn management team Buster Chapman and Rob Lyon travelled out to Poland to take part in the press conference on Tuesday along with Stars rider Robert Lambert.

As host team, Gorzow will be able to use Stars number one Niels-Kristian Iversen in their side on April 25. Lynn’s promotion wasted little time in booking Polish star Piotr Protasiewicz as the Dane’s replacement for the event.

After the press conference Chapman commented: “Taking part in this event will help us establish ourselves on the international speedway map and allow us to explore more ways to move the club forward.

“When I first got the call about taking part, it didn’t take long before agreeing to do it. Taking our team over to Gorzow will be a real boost for the club in our 50th year and I am sure Rob and the boys will do a good job.

“We will be without Niels but we have a very good replacement in Piotr Protasiewicz. I phoned him once we agreed to take part and he jumped at the chance.

“He didn’t hesitate to say yes. King’s Lynn was his first club in the UK and he really wanted to ride for us.”

The competition will see each club track five riders over a 20 heat format. Teams will be announced nearer the time.