Lynn Stars teammates they may be, but Robert Lambert and Lewis Kerr will be on opposing sides on Sunday.
Heacham’s Kerr features for the Great Britain Select side that takes on the Peterborough Panthers, who Lambert has signed for this year, in their 2015 season opener which starts at 2pm.
The pair will also clash this campaign in the Premier League as Kerr rides for Newcastle.
Norfolk lad Lambert, still only 16 years old, said riding against a Lynn teammate is nothing new: “I’ve done it before with various riders, whether it’s Rory (Schlein) I’ve raced against in Germany.
“Of course it’s a friend in the pits, but not on the track, whoever it is.
“I’m looking forward to it, but at the same time in the back of my head he’s my partner and I don’t want to mess him up for my team!
“I will be riding hard and I’m sure he will be doing the same thing with me. I’m sure it’s what any rider would be doing.
“We’ll see what happens and I hope it will be a good first meeting.”
A debut campaign in the Premier League follows his first season in the Elite League with Lynn in 2014, and Lambert added: “It was a very productive last year for my first year.
“I want to progress and get more points and get a better average than last year.”