Boost for Elite League and King’s Lynn as Robert Lambert commits to the Stars
- Credit: Ian Burt
Rob Lyon has solved the first part of a major King's Lynn puzzle by keeping hold of Robert Lambert, writes Gavin Caney.
The Stars were rocked around a fortnight ago when number one Niels-Kristian Iversen turned his back on the Elite League. But the Dane's former team-mate – who progressed from being a second-string to a heat leader last season – has provided a major boost for not only Lynn but the English top-flight by penning a deal to remain at the Adrian Flux Arena in 2016.
Stars owner Buster Chapman said: 'There is no doubt that Robert has what it takes to be a top rider in the sport and we are delighted he is coming back to ride for us. He ended last season as our second highest averaged rider behind Niels and I am sure he will continue to progress even further next year.
'Robert is an entertainer and that's what the supporters love to see every week. We want to have a team next year that will give the fans exciting action every week and he will play a part in that with his ruthless style and determination to win.'
The Foulsham-based racer – set for a third successive season with Lynn's senior side next year as well as competing in the UK's second tier with Newcastle, riding in Sweden and featuring for a yet-to-be named German team – cemented his growing reputation as one of the hottest prospects in Europe this summer by starring for Britain at the World Cup.
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He joins reserves Lewis Kerr and Lewis Rose in being named in Lynn's team for next season.
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