The form of Lynn's Lambert has been better than a World Champion
Better than a world champion – that’s how good King’s Lynn Stars speedway captain Robert Lambert has been this season.
The 20-year-old topped the SGB Premiership averages with 9.69 points – which he thinks is “incredible” – just ahead of 2017 Grand Prix world champion Jason Doyle of Somerset who averaged 9.69 over league, Knockout Cup and play-off meetings.
Lambert also beat a host of other quality riders, some of whom have plenty of GP experience, like Max Fricke (third, way behind on 8.76) of Belle Vue Aces, fellow Aces rider Craig Cook, Chris Harris of champions Poole, Leicester’s Hans Andersen and Jack Holder of KO Cup winners Somerset.
Lambert was consistently excellent for double finalists Lynn, failing to reach double figures on just a couple of occasions. He was also 12th in the Swedish Elite League averages.
Lambert said of his table-topping feat: “It’s awesome to have a good home track advantage, you know, and I didn’t think I dropped many points around here this year. That’s what got my average up.
“I’m really pleased with that, to be top of the averages is something incredible.
“Three to four years ago when I started (in the top flight) at King’s Lynn I was looking to try and get five points a meeting and if I got over that I’d be happy; and anything under, I’d try to sort it out.
“It’s blown me away to think I’m top of the averages in the league.”
Norfolk-born and based rider Lambert has revealed he wants to be back with the Tru Plant Stars in 2019, and needs a deal sorted sooner rather than later.
Lambert, who is based in Foulsham, commented: “We need to talk about this. I’ve been a big part of this team and with Dale (team manager Allitt), we’ve got a good relationship.
“If I do sign hopefully I’ll have a bit of an influence on the team as well. Dale always looks to get my opinion on things, what guests and what riders we have.
“If we get something sorted I’m sure we’ll have a winning team. Last year was dragging on too long and I was stressed all winter.
“You don’t need it.”
Nominated for Norfolk Sports Personality of the Year, he added: “I’ve got things sorted out abroad already and I’m planning already for next year over there.
“The sooner we can get stuff done over here, I can relax. Hopefully I can get some good winter training in and kick on for next year.”