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King's Lynn Speedway ace hopes to attract 'big names' to 2022 testimonial meeting

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Dersingham speedway ace Lewis Kerr hopes to attract big names such as ex-King’s Lynn Stars team mate Robert Lambert and former world champion Jason Doyle to his testimonial.

Kerr, known to all as Lewi, ‘Tweeted’ on Wednesday: “I’m happy to announce that my 10 year testimonial at King’s Lynn is on Sunday, March 20, which will be the first meeting in 2022. Going to be a strong line up, so don’t miss it.”

More details emerged at Thursday’s supporters meeting which revealed the full Stars one to seven for 2022.

Robert Lambert on one wheel.. (13271169)
Robert Lambert on one wheel.. (13271169)

Lambert, who like fellow Norfolk boy Kerr graduated through both the Young Stars and senior Lynn Stars teams, enjoyed a superb 2021 on the continent, including lifting the FIM Speedway of Nations world title with Great Britain during October.

The world team accolade ended 32 years of hurt for GB in Manchester.

Meanwhile, veteran Doyle has been a habitual Lynn target given that his UK base is Norwich but the Minors & Brady Stars have never quite managed to land their prize with Doyle opting to join East Anglian rivals Ipswich for 2022.

Eurosport’s Nigel Pearson was the guest host on Thursday evening and he interviewed the Stars management and riders.

Lynn-born Kerr stressed that these busy high-profile riders were not confirmed and would get involved only if their commitments allowed, but the 31-year-old said of Lynn asset Lambert: “He’s incredible.

“When I look back to when he first started with the Young Stars when I was in there I think he got a 21-point maximum in his first meeting.

“Yeah, unbelievable. It does make you proud, being a local boy, and he’s a good lad.”

Kerr hopes his 2022 Lynn team mates including Thomas Jorgensen and Richie Worrall will be riding in order to get some much-needed pre-season track time.

Kerr added: “To be fair. I’ve got pretty much a whole line-up.

"A few are waiting on Polish fixtures and the Test matches over there, the challenge matches that they have.

“It should be good. I’ve spoken to Doyley: he’s up for it. Robert said he’ll do it. I said that he will get to borrow one of my bikes and he’ll come and do it.”

If the former motocross racer does secure these talents it will help to offset losses incurred while riding during 2021 for crisis Championship club Eastbourne Eagles whose previous promotion owed Kerr £4,000 before folding, as previously revealed in the Lynn News.

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