Lynn rider Ty Proctor says Lambert is ahead of Tai Woffinden at the same age
King’s Lynn Stars’ Norfolk sensation Robert Lambert is ahead of three-times world champion Tai Woffinden in one respect, says Ty Proctor.
The Aussie was comparing the 20 year-old Stars’ captain with fellow Great Britain ace Woffinden at the same age.
Proctor agreed Lambert is an inspiration to the Adrian Flux Arena outfit’s team: “For sure. As everyone knows, I’m the same age as Woffy.
“You see so many traits between the two of them. I think Robert has got slightly better understanding of his equipment than Woffy at the same age.
“Robert seems to have got that next step.”
Proctor, speaking at the Poultec Stars’ hosting of an Evening With Tatum and Pearson, was pleased with his efforts as vice-captain when Lynn finished league and cup runners-up in 2018.
He thinks his stamina and fitness levels will benefit after being signed up by Sheffield – near where he lives – in the second tier, as opposed to last year’s long trips to Workington.
“On a personal level, I achieved what I wanted to achieve. I just found last year I was fatigued travelling up to Workington on my own.
“This year being at Sheffield I live just a mile from the track. I’ll be at home for 7pm having dinner on a Sunday, and looking forward to coming here and racing,” he told the Lynn supporters attending the sell-out evening.
“I’ll be able to look after my body. I’m doing yoga, a couple of classes a week.
“It will make me better coming to the end of the season.”
BT Sport’s Kelvin Tatum suggested injuries cost Lynn the 2018 Premiership title, with Proctor replying: “Yes and no. I just think sometimes it all catches up with you.
“On a personal level, I was carrying so many injuries and coping with fatigue. I put things in place to change that.
“But as a whole the team – with Niels (Kristian Iversen) before the final and Tofty (Michael Palm Toft) in the first leg – it puts everyone under pressure. I had a horrible night at Poole. These things add up.”
Can Lynn go all the way in 2019 and do one better? “We can all sit here and say we can,” Proctor commented.
“Like I said last year: Let’s just be realistic, make the play-offs and then work hard when that time comes. I think we’ll learn from our mistakes last year in the play-offs and hopefully we can go one better.”