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NKI BACKS LAMBERT TO STAR

King’s Lynn's No.1 Niels-Kristian Iversen hailed British teenager Robert Lambert’s ambition following his move into Stars top five.

02 / 01 / 2014, 13:06

King’s Lynn No.1 Niels-Kristian Iversen believes British teenager Robert Lambert’s ambition will pay dividends following his bold move into Stars' top five for 2014.

The 15-year-old, who turns 16 in April, opted out of the Elite League’s fast-track programme, which hands Premier and National League rookies a chance to line-up at reserve in the top flight. Instead, he has taken the brave move of racing in King’s Lynn’s main team alongside SGP stars Iversen and Kenneth Bjerre, Rory Schlein and Nicklas Porsing.

Although Lambert will face a much tougher race program, he could benefit from going up against better riders, choosing to ride for his local team rather be allocated to a club by the BSPA and agreeing his own contract terms, rather than the set fee paid to reserves this year.

Of course, this is a big step for Robert, but the most important thing is he feels he’s ready for it. If he does, then he probably is ready.

Niels-Kristian Iversen

Iversen is yet to see Lambert in action, but he can’t wait to team up with one of Britain’s brightest prospects and pledged to help him find his way in the Elite League.

NKI said: “Everyone has been talking about Robert Lambert. To be honest, I haven’t seen him ride. I’ve only heard about him, but I’ve only heard good things. I know he has been riding quite a lot in Germany and doing quite well there.

“Of course, this is a big step for Robert, but the most important thing is he feels he’s ready for it. If he does, then he probably is ready. I know he definitely wants to do it, his ambition is there and he has a great attitude from what I have seen. It will be tough for him, but he’ll have a lot of support from the team and I’m sure he can do great.

“One thing which might help him is that the league will be weaker this year. When he goes to other teams, he will see faces he has met in the National League. It’s not like he’s against seven internationals. That might make life a bit easier for him.”

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