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King's Lynn rider grateful to be back in form

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King’s Lynn Stars reserve speedway rider Richie Worrall is grateful to be back in form but can’t quite figure out why.

Worrall scored 13+2 points in the number six position from a full seven rides undertaken when Lynn’s ranks were depleted by illness and injury in their last meeting against the Ipswich Witches on June 9.

Although it was the Minors & Brady Stars' first home defeat of the season with a 43-47 reverse, it again showed that Worrall is starting to regain some of his form.

Richie Worrall flying around turn two. (57237498)
Richie Worrall flying around turn two. (57237498)

The previous Premiership outing away at Ipswich resulted in a 10+1 return.

This contrasted with 5+2 and 3+1 tallies versus Peterborough and Belle Vue beforehand for the 30-year-old.

Worrall said: “I've had a little bit of a dip in form. I feel like I started the season well and then had a little bit of a dip.

“I think I’ve finally figured things out now. I felt it was a bit of a turning point.

“I was good on the starts and I’m really looking forward to the next match now and try to get a grip on that. The track had a lot of rain the previous night and there was a little bit more dirt on it.

"Turns were quicker which suits me so hopefully we can work with Buster (club owner and track boss Keith Chapman) and try and keep the track something similar to that. It suits me, yeah, definitely.”

The St Helens-born ace added that riders usually can’t quite put their fingers on why their form turns for the better.

“You never can. You have just got to keep it simple. You can go on changing everything.

"The confusing thing is it worked once but it isn’t working now but you just leave it, keep going.

“It’s all mental to be honest, I think. Eventually it’ll just come back and then you get back to it, like now. I’ve hardly done anything, really, I’ve kept going and kept smiling, try to enjoy it, and here I am.”

Stars team manager Alex Brady said on Worrall: "Richie was brilliant. That's the Richie Worrall we wanted to see all season long since he has signed.

“He's shown good signs of it particularly away from home, like at places like Ipswich as well.

“He's not quite managed to click as he wanted to here since the Premiership Cup where he was brilliant, and in the league he's not quite hit the high notes.

“We've been working hard with him and that was a massive highlight.”

Dersingham’s Lewis Kerr broke his front chain and his rear chain against Ipswich and will hope for fewer mechanical problems when Lynn race next, at Peterborough on Monday, July 4.

“It's frustrating. I let the boys down but I know it’s not my fault,” he added.

Lynn were due to host Sheffield at the Adrian Flux Arena last night.

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