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King’s Lynn’s Robert Lambert in fine form for Great Britain in Speedway of Nations Pairs

Tai Woffinden, Craig Cook and Robert Lambert at the Speedway of Nations Pairs. Picture: Steve Feeney

Tai Woffinden, Craig Cook and Robert Lambert at the Speedway of Nations Pairs. Picture: Steve Feeney

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King’s Lynn racer Robert Lambert has continued his sizzling form – this time in one of the biggest competitions in the world.

Norfolk youngster Lambert delivered a fine performance for Great Britain in the inaugural Speedway of Nations Pairs meeting in Manchester on Tuesday.

He carded eight-points from five outings as he partnered double World Champion Tai Woffinden in helping GB through to the two-day final in Poland this Friday and Saturday.

Lambert revealed: “We went with the plan to use Craig Cook in the first heat and me in the next one and see who’s firing. I got a win so Alun (Rossiter, team manager) put me in the next heat and we carried on.

“I would have been the same if Craig was going well. You’ve got to do what’s best for the team on the day. We’re a three-man team and if someone is having a bad day, the other one can step in. It worked well in the end.”

GB joined Sweden as automatic qualifiers with Australia winning the knockout heat to join them. Host nation Poland are automatically through with Russia, Germany and Denmark completing the seven-team line-up.

Lambert will be back in Stars colours next Wednesday, June 13 at Poole and the next home action for Dale Allitt’s men is on Monday, June 18 against Rye House.

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