Great Britain ace Robert Lambert, 17, evaluates his own Speedway World Cup debut

Robert Lambert in an early practice session. Picture: Ian Burt

Robert Lambert in an early practice session. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Robert Lambert admits a harsh World Cup learning curve will only help take his promising career to the next level.

King's Lynn's 17-year-old made his international debut on his home track last night and scored seven points. That impressive tally could have been even greater and the Stars' ace knows he can take plenty on board from his first outing on the global stage.

The teenager said: 'It (being disqualified) was a sad moment. My heart dropped into my stomach. I just came in (to the pits), had a moment or two, just thought about it, and realised there was nothing I could do about it, so I moved on to the next one. Heat nine was an awesome heat. I managed to pass Greg (Hancock). I was so pumped up about that. I was probably a bit too excited, I was making a few mistakes, and I got passed on the last corner. That's racing. Overall, I'm over the moon with how my first World Cup has gone and hopefully it'll bring on many more. I thought I was on the pace and it was a great experience for me.'

The Norfolk sensation feels he's done enough to feature in Thursday's race-off after the hosts finished behind Australia and failed to progress straight to the final.

To read a match report, see pictures and video highlights from last night's meeting at Lynn, click here.

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