King’s Lynn Stars look forward to world clash

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King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars team boss Rob Lyon is relishing leading his troops onto new ground when they travel to take part in the World Speedway League for the first time in the club’s 50 year history tomorrow.

The Stars were invited to take part in the event in Poland that will see host team Gorzow take on Lynn, Swedish side Elit Vetlanda and Danish giants Holsted.

As host team, Gorzow will be able to use Stars number one Niels-Kristian Iversen in their side.

Lynn’s management team Buster Chapman and Lyon have booked Polish star and former Lynn fans’ favourite Piotr Protasiewicz as the Dane’s replacement for the mouth-watering event. Otherwise the team remains unchanged.

Lyon expects a big crowd and a big occasion: “It’s a big coup for the club: it’s taking us into Europe,” he said.

“Gorzow is a major speedway club in Poland. I’m sure they’ll turn out in their droves to witness their team.

“It is going to be tough for us; we’re under no illusions. It’s good experience for some of our boys.

“It’s new ground for the club and we’re looking forward to it. It’s good for our sponsors and our fans.

“Obviously at the moment it is just the one-meeting situation. We’ll see how that develops over the course of the next year or two.

“It’s something different for us. We’ll take it with both hands and enjoy it.”

The Stars will face a host of Grand Prix riders. Gorzow track the likes of Matej Zagar and Krzysztof Kasprzak, while Vetlanda can boast Tai Woffinden, Jaroslaw Hampel and Emil Sayfutdinov, and Holsted triple world champion Nicki Pedersen.