‘Mature’ Robert Lambert is ready to keep improving with King’s Lynn Stars and Peterborough Panthers
- Credit: Ian Burt
Boy wonder Robert Lambert only turns 17 in April – but he already feels like he's becoming a man of the shale.
The Foulsham-based youngster more than held his own during his maiden Elite League season for the King's Lynn Stars. And the teenage sensation thinks he'll go into the new term as a better rider because of the experiences of his debut campaign.
Lambert, who rode in the Elite League for the first time in 2014 after turning 16, said: 'I learned a lot. The travelling, how much everything costs, the team. The whole package was new to me and I had to take it and see what I could make of it. I think I done a pretty good job for my first year and I've just got to build on that.
'I realised at the end of the back end of last season I needed to do a lot more fitness work, which I've done throughout the winter. I was struggling with all the meetings. So I've been working hard, had a training plan and changed my diet. I've really been dedicated to that.
'Every time I go to the gym I think of a race where I found it hard and try and get that picture in my head so I can get the right motivation that I need to get the best results in the gym.
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'Hopefully that will pay off.'
The Norfolk ace will certainly enjoy more track time this campaign after signing a deal to also ride for Peterborough in the Premier League.
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'My body is a bit more mature and I'm able to control things a bit more,' he added.
'I'd say I've got more knowledge of what I've got to do and how to approach things. I think that can help me keep progressing. Riding for Peterborough will help with my confidence. There's some tough races but I'll have some good close racing. I'll have more meetings, more riding, different tracks and hopefully I can grow.'