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King’s Lynn Stars skipper Robert Lambert handed dream Cardiff return for Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix on September 21

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King’s Lynn Stars skipper Robert Lambert has been handed a dream return to Cardiff for the Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix next week.

The SGP first reserve has been called up for the biggest night on the nation’s speedway calendar, on September 21, after American icon Greg Hancock withdrew.

The Great Britain racer made his Principality Stadium debut in 2018, scoring one point on a night beset with bad luck, featuring two exclusions and a mechanical failure at the start line.

Norfolk's own Robert Lambert.. (8141341)
Norfolk's own Robert Lambert.. (8141341)

But having reached two SGP semi-finals at the start of this season, Lambert will be keen to make up for that as he joins triple world champion Tai Woffinden and wild card Charles Wright in flying the British flag.

The Norwich-born rider won a third straight British Under-21 title this year and is out to build on the British Championship title, Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations silver medal, Speedway European Championship bronze and the FIM Speedway U21 World Championship third place that he achieved in 2018.

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n British legend Chris Harris guested for Lynn in last night’s (Thursday) Premiership clash at Poole.

Harris, who has ridden in more than 100 Grand Prix meetings and has already helped out Lynn at home this season, agreed to deputise for Michael Palm Toft who is still feeling the effects of a knock at the weekend.

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And the Poultec Stars will also travel without Thomas Jorgensen, who suffered a shoulder injury when riding at Sheffield last night and is now doubtful for the remaining meetings of the season.

The rider replacement facility will operate for Jorgensen and his outings can be covered by Harris, Erik Riss, Lewis Kerr and Nicklas Porsing.

The good news for Lynn, however, is that Craig Cook has been cleared to continue riding after successfully appealing a Speedway Control Bureau ban.

The initial 12-day suspension was in relation to events at Eastbourne last month but at a SCB court of appeal this was amended to a financial penalty.

Stars co-promoter Dale Allitt said: “We would like to thank Chris for agreeing to stand in at such short notice.

“Thomas was hurt at Sheffield and we were aware of this last night, plus we lost Michael so we knew we had to do something.

“We’ll go there and give it a go, I’m sure Peter (Schroeck) will have the boys fired up for this one.”

King’s Lynn are back in action on home shale next Monday (September 16) when they face Swindon, who are in the hunt for the league title.

Revised stars team: Robert Lambert, Chris Harris, Erik Riss, Thomas Jorgensen R/R, Craig Cook, Lewis Kerr, Nicklas Porsing.

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