SPEEDWAY: Robert Lambert faces a race against time to be fit for tomorrow’s World Cup match at King’s Lynn.
The teen sensation suffered a nasty-looking injury at Newcastle on Sunday and a trip to Newcastle Royal infirmary confirmed a broken wrist.
Despite that, Lambert raced in Sweden on Tuesday, scoring four points.
But Lambert admitted it was a struggle and said: “Sweden was not as good as I had hoped. I came second twice and last twice.
“It was a tough meeting but, even though while I was riding I didn’t have any pain in my wrist, my neck and shoulder were hurting.”
The Monster Energy Speedway World Cup returns to the Adrian Flux Arena tomorrow as Team Great Britain do battle with Australia, USA and the Czech Republic for a place in the final in Poland.
Lambert is in Great Britain manager Alun Rossiter’s four-man team but will undergo intense physiotherapy on his neck and wrist in an effort to be racing fit.
Team GB will be skippered by newly crowned British champion Craig Cook with Steve Worrall and Chris Harris making up the rest of the team.
The Australian side features two more Stars riders with Chris Holder as captain and the in-form Troy Batchelor named alongside world championship leader Jason Doyle and Nick Morris.
Team USA will have a youthful look to it, missing the experience of Greg Hancock, youngsters Gino Manzares, Luke Becker, Dillion Ruml will be supported by Ricky Wells.
The Czech Republic challenge is spearheaded by Vaclav Milik, who joins forces with Josef Franc, Matej Kus and Hynek Stichauer.
Event One of the Speedway World Cup starts at 7pm with only the winners guaranteed a place in next Saturday’s final in Leszno.
The runners-up and third-placed teams will take on their counterparts from Tuesday’s qualifier in Sweden in a race-off in Poland on Friday to join the two winners and the hosts in the final.
Tickets for Lynn will be available on the night.