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King’s Lynn Stars postponed Wednesday’s Premiership meeting with Wolverhampton more than 24 hours ahead of tapes-up.

A club statement said the decision had been taken in the best interests of riders and spectators with heavy rain over a sustained period of time making conditions impossible.

Tru Plant Stars promoter Keith Chapman said: “I don’t like making a decision like this but I’m afraid there is no alternative.

“It wouldn’t be fair on the riders and spectators to make an attempt to put a meeting on with the way the Adrian Flux Arena and the surrounding areas are right now.

“Not only is the track unfit, but our car parks are waterlogged. This is unsuitable for a public event. We want fans to come along and enjoy the experience of watching speedway and cheering on their team. We just need the rain to stop and get some drying weather.”

The Stars will make a further attempt to launch the new season at the Adrian Flux Arena on Wednesday, April 18 against Belle Vue. Monday’s reverse fixture was also called off.

One rider has been busy, however, despite the UK weather. Stars captain Robert Lambert, below, has got plenty of laps under his belt going through his paces in Poland.

He said: “It’s all gone really well for me so I’m pleased. It’s kept me on the bike and I’m ready for the new season now.

“I’m feeling good and the bikes have been good.”

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