Leaders Bees swarm into town to face King’s Lynn Stars

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The busy King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars tomorrow entertain early season Elite League leaders Coventry Bees at the Adrian Flux Arena.

The Bees boast heat leaders Hans Andersen and Chris ‘Bomber’ Harris.

The Stars were straight back in league action last night when they travelled to Manchester to face the Belle Vue Aces at Kirkmanshulme Lane.

Earlier in the month, Lynn beat the Aces by seven points at the Adrian Flux Arena and they looked to complete an early double.

Fresh from their European adventure, team manager Rob Lyon named an unchanged side for the meeting. The Aces were forced into a change with Dakota North replacing the injured Simon Stead.

The Stars’ first outing in Europe ended with a fourth place finish in the second staging of the World Speedway League on Saturday night in Gorzow.

Lyon’s men gave a valiant performance against Europe’s elite in a meeting packed with high-speed, close action. Swedish side Elite Vetlanda walked away with the gold medal after edging out hosts Gorzow by two points.

Third place was decided in the final stages with Danish side Holsted clawing back the Stars’ six point advantage in the final five heats. But the final score doesn’t tell the whole story of what the Stars have managed to do.

Having gone into Europe to take on whatever they have to offer, the Norfolk boys will come away from their World Speedway League experience with their heads held high, knowing that they fought for every point and have raised the profile of the club.

One shining star was Foulsham-based rider Robert Lambert, who managed to impress on his first Polish outing. From his four races, Lambert managed 6 points and beat some experienced international competitors.

Guest number one Piotr Protasiewicz top scored for the Stars with 8 points. Current Stars number one Niels-Kristian Iversen, who was riding for Gorzow, scored 6 points during the meeting.

Elit Vetlanda 36: 1 Tai Woffinden 10, 2 Tomas H Jonasson 4, 3 Jarosław Hampel 10, 4 Janusz Kołodziej 6, 5 Peter Ljung 6.

Stal Gorzow 32: 1 Krzysztof Kasprzak 7, 2 Niels Kristian Iversen 6, 3 Matej Zagar 7, 4 Bartosz Zmarzlik 8, 5 Linus Sundström 6.

Holsted 26: 1 Nicki Pedersen 11, 2 Martin Vaculik 6, 3 Rasmus Jensen 3 , 4 Nicolai Klindt 0 , 5 Damian Baliński 6.

Stars 24: 1 Piotr Protasiewicz 8, 2 Kenneth Bjerre 4, 3 Rory Schlein 5, 4 Nicklas Porsing 1, 5 Robert Lambert 6.

Coventry 6 291 254 18

Poole 4 189 163 11

Lakeside 9 412 405 10

Wolverhampton 4 189 173 9

Lynn 5 237 223 9

Leicester 5 211 247 6

Swindon 5 203 242 6

Belle Vue 6 260 285 4