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LAMBERT SEEKS MORE CONSISTENCY

British champion Robert Lambert admits he’s still seeking more consistency at the top level after reaching his first SGP semi in Warsaw.

23 / 05 / 2019, 11:11

British champion Robert Lambert admits he’s still seeking more consistency at the top level after reaching his first FIM Speedway Grand Prix semi-final last Saturday.

The Norfolk-based racer made it into the last eight at the Boll Warsaw SGP on what was only his second full SGP start, scoring eight points – including his first SGP heat win.

It was a marked improvement on the point he scored at the Adrian Flux British SGP in Cardiff last July – a night blighted by bad luck for Lambert as he suffered two exclusions and a bike failure at the start line.

I had a good Speedway of Nations and Warsaw was another good meeting. It shows I can race at this level. I just need to try and get a bit more consistent.

Robert Lambert

He’s no stranger to mixing it at the highest level, having won Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations silver and Speedway European Championship and FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship bronze.

But Lambert admits he’s keen to work on his consistency at the top level. He said: “It was pretty awesome to get into the semis; that was a key goal in the meeting and I am really pleased with it. It was much better than my last experience in the Grand Prix.

“I had a good Speedway of Nations and Warsaw was another good meeting. It shows I can race at this level. I just need to try and get a bit more consistent.

“I have been having good meetings and bad meetings. I just need to get the flow back again.”

Lambert’s first SGP race win saw him work wonders to fend off a hard-charging Freddie Lindgren, Bartosz Zmarzlik and Jason Doyle as he hugged the kerb with composure well beyond his 21 years.

 “The bike wasn’t really fast,” he admitted. “But I needed to keep on the inside line to hold them off and I managed to do that.”

Lambert was keen to enjoy his moment of glory after taking the chequered flag at a sold-out PGE Narodowy.

He said: “I had a victory lap and it was great to actually look up into the stadium and see all the fans there. It was awesome. I think this is a bigger crowd than in Cardiff. It was a great experience for me to race against these guys.”

Lambert has been racing across the continent at senior level since he took out a German licence at the age of 14.

He feels his time has come to mix it with the best in the world. But he admits he’s still learning at the top level.

He said: “I am ready now to be at this level with the bikes and everything. It’s just setup and experience on the day that will play a big role in the GPs.”

 

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