Lynn Stars team boss Dale Allitt pays tribute to skipper
Team boss Dale Allitt paid tribute to King’s Lynn Stars skipper Robert Lambert after the latter picked up another trophy in a glorious speedway season.
Allitt accompanied Great Britain rider Lambert when he landed the Norfolk Sports Personality of the Year award last week, as revealed in last Friday’s Lynn News.
And Allitt has told the Lynn News that he will be working much closer with the 20-year-old in 2019.
Allitt has worked with the Norfolk ace since he was a teenager breaking into UK speedway with the King’s Lynn Young Stars five years ago.
The Stars co-promoter said he was proud of the 20-year-old, commenting: “Very much so.
"It’s well documented that I’ve been working with him very closely since he’s been 15.
“We are going to be working closely together next year individually for the bigger meetings abroad like the Under-21’s and things like that, so that’s something to look forward to.
“We know each other very well and we trust each other.
"It’s something I believe can help him progress a little moving forward and if he can add that bit more, there’s no reason why he can’t achieve great things next year.”
Reigning British champion Lambert also in 2018 added the British Under-21 title and leading the SGB Premiership averages to his list of accolades.
The Norfolk youngster was also Speedway of Nations runner-up and landed European Championship bronze.
Foulsham-based Lambert is keen to re-sign with the Adrian Flux Arena outfit next term.
Allitt is currently busy team-building with the rest of his promoters’ team of Keith Chapman and Robin Brundle, the latter two who represented the club at the sport’s recent annual meeting.
Allitt said any announcement on signings will wait a while: “King’s Lynn have adopted an approach over the last 12 months of no news before Christmas which is what we did last year, and I expect it to be along the same sort of lines this year.”
Now with Ipswich and Peterborough stepping up to maintain a competitive Premiership – with the existing management structure staying in place at both clubs – Allitt said it is business as usual at the Saddlebow Road stadium.
“I’m very busy putting together a team for King’s Lynn and I’m working very hard for that.
"The main priority is make sure King’s Lynn produce a good team again,” he added.
n A new feature for the SGB Premiership League which starts in April 2019 is a ‘Premiership Supporters Cup’ with one race ‘fans nominated’ via social media.
Full details of the format will follow but the first event is provisionally scheduled for April 8. Each club will also stage one round of the British Youth Championship in 2019.