Isolation during lengthy injury recoveries has prepared Lewis Kerr for the coronavirus lockdowns.Picture: IAN BURT.

SPEEDWAY: King’s Lynn captain Lewis Kerr has revealed how lockdown has been bringing back memories of his injuries.

He is urging anyone who struggles during their time in isolation, or is inactive, to speak to somebody to ease their mind.

Kerr has suffered multiple injuries in his eventful career and has spent months on the sidelines recovering – often cut off from the outside world.

Now Kerr, who is winning new admirers for his impressive outlook on life, has a clear message for everyone heading into a second lockdown.

He said: “My state of mind has been ready for lockdown following my lengthy lay-offs.

“I had to endure time away from everything due to my two big injuries. 

“It wasn’t easy spending weeks and months wondering when I would be able to ride again. It definitely has made me stronger.

“It possibly has helped me get through all this now but I can see how many people are suffering from being down. I would encourage anyone who is feeling low just to talk to someone close.”

West Norfolk-based Kerr confirmed he plans to stay with his local club in 2021, doubling-up with second tier Eastbourne.

He would also welcome the opportunity to race on the continent as he feels ready for the challenge.

“I certainly will be taking on both leagues again and I may even look at riding abroad if the right deal came about,” he said.

“It’s a big step but one I’m prepared to take but it would have to work for me and I would have to be set up properly.

“If nothing comes, I wouldn’t mind a few open meetings in Europe next season.”

λ All seven Premiership clubs have signalled their intention to be at the tapes again next year and club bosses are working on a potential fixture list after promoters met on a Zoom call this week.

Speedway is planning to launch the 2021 season in April, subject to fans returning to venues. Behind-closed-doors racing is not an option, although a live streaming service proved popular in the Belle Vue events.