SPEEDWAY: Young British sensation Robert Lambert has agreed to return to King’s Lynn for next season.
The Norfolk racer, who first turned out for his local club as a teenage talent at National League level in 2013, will team up with Thomas Jorgensen and Lewis Kerr in the Stars side.
It is a move that will delight fans and club bosses are relishing the prospect of seeing him bounce back from an injury-hit year.
Co-promoter Dale Allitt said: “I’ve worked closely with Robert throughout his career and I know Peter Schroeck (manager) is looking forward to working with him again next season.
“His progress slowed last year because of his injury problems and I thought he showed great courage to race through the pain barrier on occasions.
“Peter and I are pleased with the way the team is taking shape because we all agree there is plenty of improvement in the riders we have already got with more to come in the not-too-distant future.”
Lambert himself admits injuries played a damaging part in his season and will be looking to manage his schedule throughout Europe.
He said: “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 I will have to learn from in 2020 because I don’t want to be too busy.
“I need to try to work on the meetings I have, and try to stay injury-free.”
Stars retain Dynamic Dane
SPEEDWAY: Former Rider of the Year Thomas Jorgensen will be back with King’s Lynn Stars next season.
Dynamic Dane Jorgensen ended last term on the injured list but is fit and raring to go after joining Lewis Kerr and Robert Lambert in the 2020 line-up.
Jorgensen was a shining light in the troubled 2017 season and has kept his place with the club ever since, reaching the Grand Final last year.
More riders are to be revealed soon by the Adrian Flux Arena club and Jorgensen is delighted to be among the first riders for 2020 to be revealed.
“It is awesome to be back with the club,” he said. “Obviously I wanted to return and I am grateful to be back with Lynn. I am looking forward to getting out riding again now.
“The Adrian Flux Arena is a track that I like and that helps too. I just turn up and know the set-up every time, which is great.
“I know my away form is something I need to work on and am working very hard on it so, I can get up to the right standard.
“I know I am better than what I did last season so, I just need to focus on my away form and obviously improve at home as well because I have been too inconsistent.
“I am training really hard and getting organised for 2020. All the things that I am doing should definitely help me so I will be 100 per cent ready when the new season comes around.”
Stars co-promoter Dale Allitt insists he, Keith Chapman and Peter Schroeck had little hesitation in bringing Jorgensen back.
“We all know on his day Thomas is a class act,” said Allitt. “But as Thomas has admitted himself there are areas of his racing where he needs to sharpen up and improve and we, as a club, are supporting him to do that.
“He’s a likeable character who gets on well with the supporters and, by announcing Lewi and Thomas at the start of team building, we have two fans’ favourites back with us.”