Stars favourite Richard Knight. Picture: retro-speedway.com/Backtrack magazine

SPEEDWAY: Former England international Richard Knight has labelled King’s Lynn “home”.

Knight raced for Mildenhall, Ipswich and Berwick but spent six seasons with the Stars and made more than 200 appearances for the club.

He also appeared in six British Finals and made the 1990 World Final at Bradford.

But despite travelling around many tracks he has revealed how he always felt most at home riding around the Adrian Flux Arena – known as Saddlebow Road during his career.

He said: “Although I never won anything with King’s Lynn it has always kind of been home because I went to the World Final while I was riding for the Stars.

“We had some great times, despite not winning any trophies. 

“It was always my favourite track because it really was a track that you could go out and race.”

However, he has revealed none of it would have been possible without the devotion of his wife, Anne.

“She has always travelled the world with me and has always been by my side,” he said.

“We used to go to South Africa every winter and I rode out there before coming back here for the British season.

“None of this would have been the same without Anne because if you have got someone in life who understands you, it puts you in the right mindset. I know I wouldn’t have been as successful if I wasn’t married to her.”

λ Lynn fans should know soon whether any league racing will be possible this year with the clock ticking.

The general feeling throughout the sport seems to be if an August start is not possible then it will be too late, with any season ending on October 31.

λ Robert Lambert holds the joint lead of the Speedway European Championship after Saturday’s first round at Torun, in Poland.

The King’s Lynn Minors & Brady Stars favourite finished second to world No.2 Leon Madsen in the final, but gained 14 points overall as he continued his terrific form in Poland. That leaves him level with Sheffield’s Nicki Pedersen, who was third in the final, while Madsen is two points further back on 12.

Lambert said: “It’s great to come out of this meeting as the leader, but there’s still a long way to go and we’re going to keep fighting for every point.

“In any kind of championship you’re always looking for the top spot, and I’m also looking to stay in the top five for the following season. It gives a little bit more this year with the top spot being able to get into the Grand Prix, so that’s definitely my goal.”

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