King's Lynn Stars co-promoter feels normal service will be resumed with Robert Lambert
Co-promoter Dale Allitt expects normal service to resume with King’s Lynn Stars speedway spearhead Robert Lambert next season.
Norfolk sensation Lambert has been busy in Poland and Sweden rediscovering his best touch after a tough injury-curtailed 2019 and Allitt was delighted with a return to form for the number one.
He rides for ROW Rybnik and is due to finish the Polish Ekstraliga campaign this week, while winding down with Lejonen in Sweden.
Allitt, who has had a close relationship with Norwich-born Lambert since he broke into the King’s Lynn Young Stars side, speaks with the newly-crowned European champion regularly and credits him for excelling while in exile from his family during coronavirus.
“He’s been riding fantastically well in Poland.
“He’s averaging nine points in what isn’t a great team. He’s done very well in the SEC (European) and he’s very busy every week.
“But it’s been tough for him as well, you know. He’s not seen his parents for months now.
“He’s got himself a place in Poznan; got his own place there where he is going to base himself rather than get hotels all the time.
“He’s very positive and is probably riding some of the best speedway I’ve seen which isn’t a shock.
“He’s bounced back fantastically well from last year when he had an injury and made some changes to things around him.
“When all is said and done, it’s working out speedway-wise for him very well. I’ve no doubt that will continue going forward.
“Like I said, last year was a bit of a blip. We know what he can do on a bike. Nothing changes with that: he’s a fantastic rider.
“I think the thing with Robert last year, there was a lot of pressure on him. There were also a lot of situations with injuries – and that takes its toll on anyone.”
Allitt added of the 22-year-old: “When you’re racing in three or four countries and doing the Grand Prix you never get time. When everything is going right; it’s fine. When it isn’t going right it’s not so good, is it?
“I’m really pleased for him. I keep in touch with him and speak with his mum (Helen) every now and again. It’s all very good from that point of view.”
n Friday marked 65 years since the first stock car event at Lynn and acommemorative pin badge was produced to mark the occasion. It was available to buy at Saturday’s sold-out meeting at the Adrian Flux Arena.