SPEEDWAY: King’s Lynn co-promoter Dale Allitt insists Robert Lambert will always be ‘one of our own’.
European Champion Lambert will spend the 2021 season in Poland, having signed for Torun, and will also race in Sweden.
That means that due to new rules in Poland he is unable to race elsewhere, with only two leagues allowed by Polish authorities.
Allitt insists Lynn are pressing ahead with their team plans for the new season and will remain a competitive side in the push for a play-off place.
“We’ll miss Robert, of course we will,” said Allitt. “But he’s one of our own and always will be. We are sure we’ll see him back in Stars colours at some stage in the future and we’ll be following his progress on TV and in the media.
“He started with our National League team at 15 and has developed into a world class rider and we’re looking forward to seeing him on the Grand Prix stage this year.
“We are hoping to welcome him back so Stars fans can celebrate his European title and he will be a welcome visitor anytime he can get here.
“Now it’s time for the rest of the team and everyone at the club to look ahead to the spring and summer months when the Stars can get back on track.”
• Fans’ favourite Lewis Kerr has issued a rally cry to supporters to ‘stay positive’ in the build-up to the new season.
With the country now back in lockdown, the Minors & Brady Stars captain insists brighter times will return to the Adrian Flux Arena this summer.
He and his teammates will continue their preparations for the 2021 season, which is due to start in April.
Kerr said “I know we’re still in the middle of the pandemic but I’m pretty confident that we will be racing. I have no doubts.
“My preparations are going as normal and with the sport’s AGM this week we can all get planning for the start of the season.
“I hope to think that my two-year deal will be carried forward to the start of this campaign, hopefully that is the plan. That will be good for me and it will give me security.
“Everyone needs to stay positive; I know I am. Just keep positive and we’ll soon be back on track in ’21.”
After coming through the Stars’ ranks, there is nothing the Dersingham-based racer wants more than to win silverware for his home town club.
He said: “As well as being captain, it would be the icing on the cake to win silverware with my home town. I have never won the league or anything like that so it would be amazing if we could do that.
“King’s Lynn haven’t won a trophy since their elevation to the top flight so it would be great to achieve that for the first time in their history.
“There isn’t much between the Premiership and Championship now compared to the past. In 2014 we finished joint-top before losing in the play-offs with people getting injured and then the same in 2018.
“We have shown we can compete at that level, and hopefully this year we can go one step further by winning it.”