SPEEDWAY: Erik Riss has revealed his desire to return to King’s Lynn as club bosses consider their options for next season.
Riss, 25, has been a popular figure since joining the Minors & Brady Stars midway through 2018 with his unique riding style, which resulted in the German being voted Rider of the Year last term.
“Lynn have given me some stability in the last few years because when they signed me two years ago I had a chance to show that I am good enough for the top league in the UK,” said Riss.
“They have kept me ever since and it shows that they believe in my ability, and they believe that I will get better.
“It is a good thing for a rider to have a club that believes in you and it gives you that security when you’re back with them. It was really important to me to be in the top league so to have a club that wants me back year after year gives me security in my job.
“I am grateful to have such a good club behind me that helps me progress in the sport. I am also thankful that Lynn is a tough track to ride because it improves me as a rider.
“I put a lot of meaning into my racing because I want to do good for the club and the supporters.”
Riss isn’t under pressure to make tough decisions about where he rides because he does not race in Poland, where clubs are inserting a clause in contracts next season restricting how many other leagues riders can race in.
With Riss keen to return to the Adrian Flux Arena he joins Thomas Jorgensen and Ty Proctor on the list of riders signed for 2020 keen to be back and Lewis Kerr is expected to do the same. The club are also expected to include Craig Cook, another rider unaffected by the Polish restrictions.
The Stars also remain hopeful of seeing their own European Champion Robert Lambert back in a Stars race suit.
Lambert has already agreed deals in Poland and Sweden but discussions between the British, Danish and Swedish governing bodies have been taking place about this restriction.
Stars co-promoter Dale Allitt said: “We are not ruling Robert out at this stage because there are talks continuing.
“We’re in regular contact with Robert and he isn’t the only rider this restriction impacts. If it goes through, we will be seeing some very different Premiership line-ups next year. Speedway is in danger of becoming a Polish sport to the detriment of the other countries.
“We would like to keep Robert, but if this becomes not possible, then we still hope he would come over and do a couple of meetings at Lynn.