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Robert Lambert helps Great Britain to silver at Speedway of Nations final

PUBLISHED: 15:02 10 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:36 12 June 2018

Robert Lambert helped the Stars to a timely win. Picture: Ian Burt

Robert Lambert helped the Stars to a timely win. Picture: Ian Burt

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Robert Lambert helped Great Britain’s speedway team go agonisingly close to striking gold in the inaugural Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Final in Poland.

Robert Lambert helped Great Britain’s speedway team go agonisingly close to striking gold in the inaugural Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Final in Poland.

They had to settle for silver in a dramatic last gasp final shootout with Russia – despite finishing the tournament as top scorers.

Scunthorpe-born double world individual champion Tai Woffinden inspired the side straight through to the one-off final with a stunning display, winning 12 of his 13 outings over the two nights in Wroclaw.

But he received handy support from King’s Lynn’s Lambert, the British Under 21 Champion.

Woffinden won the deciding heat but youngster Lambert couldn’t find a way past former Coventry man Emil 
Sayfutdinov.

And in knockout racing, with the emphasis on teamwork, when a nation finished second and third it means they win the race 3+1 v 3.

Cook and Lambert will compete in the British Final at Belle Vue on Monday with Woffinden sitting it out.

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