LAMBERT LEARNS FROM BUSY 2019
King’s Lynn hero Robert Lambert returns to the Stars for 2020 and he’s determined to bounce back from a testing 2019.
06 / 12 / 2019, 11:47
King’s Lynn hero Robert Lambert is back with the Stars for 2020 and he’s determined to bounce back from a testing 2019.
The Norfolk-born ace raced eight out of 10 SGP rounds this year as well as competing in the British, Poland, Swedish and German top flights, World Under-21 Championship and Speedway European Championship.
Injuries did not help Lambert’s cause with a crash in his opening ride at the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Finals in Togliatti on July 20 and a further fall at an SEC round in Torun a week later leaving him sidelined with a back injury.
I was really busy last season and when meetings don’t go right, you wish you weren’t as busy so you can focus on performing better.
Lambert served as SGP first reserve in 2019, but isn’t part of next season’s World Championship line-up. He is also ineligible for the World Under-21s and is yet to qualify for the SEC series.
He hopes a lighter schedule may prove a blessing for 2020. He said: “Obviously during the 2019 season I messed up a bit in Russia with Craig Cook when we had that crash in the Speedway of Nations.
“Then I had another crash in Torun and I was out for a month which meant I missed a chunk of Stars home meetings.
“I was really busy last season and when meetings don’t go right, you wish you weren’t as busy so you can focus on performing better.
“This is something we will have to learn from in 2020 because I don’t want to be too busy. I need to try and work on the meetings I have, and try to stay injury-free.”
Stars boss Dale Allitt hopes a fully-fit Lambert will be able to resume his rapid progress in the sport next year.
He said: “I’ve worked closely with Robert throughout his career and I know Peter Schroeck (team manager) is looking forward to working with him again.
“His progress slowed because of his injury problems and I thought he showed great courage to race through the pain barrier on occasions.
“Myself and Peter are pleased with the way the team is taking shape because we all agree there is plenty of improvement in the riders we have with more to come in the not too distant future.”
Photo: Taylor Lanning