Lambert poised for GP qualifer on King’s Lynn soil

Kings Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars ready for the start of the 2014 Elite League season. Robert Lambert ANL-140316-191631002
Kings Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars ready for the start of the 2014 Elite League season. Robert Lambert ANL-140316-191631002

Talented youngster Robert Lambert will launch his bid to become a Grand Prix rider on his home Elite League track in Lynn next month.

Lambert, who also rides for Premier League Newcastle, is one of a host of top names who will be at the Adrian Flux Arena for the qualifying round on Saturday, May 7.

He will be joined by fellow British racers Craig Cook and Jason Garrity, Aussie duo Brady Kurtz and Sam Masters and Swedes Freddie Lindgren and Joonas Kylmakorpi.

Lambert said: “Obviously I’d love to get into the Grand Prix one day, so doing the qualifiers is another step and another new experience for me.

“I won’t put any pressure on myself this year, just a chance to give it my best, see what I can do and see where I’m at right now.”

Lynn and British Speedway chief Keith Chapman said: “This promises to be one of the most exciting meetings of the season in the UK.

“With my Lynn hat on, I would love to see Robert go through. He did well in the World Cup last year and on his day he can beat anyone around here.”

Confirmed riders for May 7: Freddie Lindgren, Sam Masters, Craig Cook, Jason Garrity, Robert Lambert, Brady Kurtz, Joonas Kylmakorpi. Reserves: Lewis Kerr and Richie Worrall.

n The Lynn Stars will now host Elite League champions Poole in a re-arranged fixture on Wednesday (7.30pm).

The scheduled Travel Plus National League match between the Young Stars and the Isle of Wight will be rearranged.