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Lynn Stars make it a hat-trick of home wins in a week




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King's Lynn Stars 49 Somerset Rebels 41

Maximum man Robert Lambert, Thomas Jorgensen and Ty Proctor starred as Lynn completed a home hat-trick over an eight-day spell in front of the BT Sport TV cameras on Monday.

The Stars avenged themselves on league leaders Somerset at the Adrian Flux Arena by turning an eight-point deficit after two heats into an eight-point speedway win.

Lynn Stars picture (2169416)
Lynn Stars picture (2169416)

Captain Lambert was his usual superb self while Jorgensen backed him up in a 5-1 during Heat 15 as well as crucially winning Heat 14 to ensure went into the final heat four points ahead.

Vice-captain Proctor shored up the middle heats with two victories as Lynn provided 12 of the 15 heat winners.

Somerset were the only team in 2018 so far to win at the Saddlebow stadium; while Lynn bagged a draw at the Oak Tree Arena.

The visitors were unbeaten in seven meetings including away wins against Wolverhampton, Swindon and Poole in the KO Cup.

Home number one Niels-Kristian Iversen, now a fully-fledged GP rider again, trailed Max Fricke and Bradley Wilson-Dean as Lynn had it all to do after the opening race by conceding a 5-1.

Former world under-21 champion and current Belle Vue skipper Fricke was the Rebels’ replacement for reigning world champion Jason Doyle as a guest at No.1.

The Australian crashed out of last week’s British Grand Prix, clipping Lynn wild card Robert Lambert’s – who will move to No.1 as from Lynn’s next meeting – back wheel in Heat 20.

Somerset went 2-10 up with a reserves maximum but Proctor and Jorgensen, one win each, bagged 5-1 maximum victories in Heats 3 and 5 to level.

Lynn went ahead 23-19 with superb 5-1 Heat 7 team riding from the Lamberts, Robert constantly looking back to guard Simon before the captain motored before the flag went up to take his second success.

A shared heat meant the Norfolk side entered the second half 26-22 ahead.

It was all about Jorgensen in Heat 9 – the Dane was warned to stay still at the tapes, then caused Jake Allen to fall and was excluded. Proctor secured a 3-3 result by winning the re-run.

Team boss Dale Allitt who has the same seven riders available for Wednesday’s trip to Poole, said: “The great thing about this team, they never know when they are beaten.

“A 16-point swing over 13 races is pretty impressive.”

King's Lynn: Niels-Kristian Iversen 7, Michael Palm Toft 4, Ty Proctor 10+1, Thomas Jorgensen 10+2, Robert Lambert 15, Simon Lambert 3+1, Kyle Newman (G) 0. Fastest time: Proctor, Heat 3, 58.25 seconds.

Somerset: Max Fricke (G) 8+1, Bradley Wilson-Dean 4+3, Aaron Summers 4, Richard Lawson 0, Jack Holder 10+1, Jake Allen 6+3, Nico Covatti 9+1. Fastest time: Fricke, Heat 1, 58.81secs.

Next for the Adrian Flux Arena outfit away in the Premiership: Wednesday, August 1: Poole v Lynn; Monday, August 6: Belle Vue v Lynn.



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