Robert Lambert will overcome pain barrier for GB’s World Cup bid at King’s Lynn

Robert Lambert is ready to play his part for the GB Lions tonight. Picture: Ian Burt

Robert Lambert is ready to play his part for the GB Lions tonight. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn’s Robert Lambert is ready to race through the pain barrier for his country.

Lambert is in the starting line-up for Great Britain in Saturday night’s Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup event at the Adrian Flux Arena in west Norfolk.

The home nation face Australia, including Lambert’s Lynn colleague Chris Holder, Czech Republic and USA.

But Lambert’s participation is in doubt after the 19-year-old suffered wrist and neck injuries while riding for Newcastle last weekend.

Lambert – from Foulsham in north Norfolk – missed the Stars KO Cup defeat at Wolverhampton on Monday night, although he did race in Sweden on Tuesday and will take his place tonight.

“It was a tough meeting in Sweden,” he said. “While I was riding I didn’t have any pain in my wrist, just my neck and shoulder were hurting.

“The World Cup is a major meeting for me, no matter what else I have on.

“There is always good space in the calendar around these fixtures so there is plenty of time to get things sorted and prepared.

“Rosco (Team GB boss Alun Rossiter) has seen all of the riders at the beginning of this season.

“It gives him a good idea of who is going well and I have been fairly consistent so far.

“That was an area I struggled with last year so I have to look to keep that going, that’s all I can do.”

A bumper crowd is expected for the event as the world’s biggest team tournament returns to the venue after a year away.

Lambert will come up against King’s Lynn Stars team-mates Chris Holder and Troy Batchelor, who will be wearing Australia’s colours.

Holder admits beating the Brits won’t be easy on home shale.

“Their team is on form at the moment,” he said. “Cookie (Craig Cook) is going well and Lambert goes well around Lynn. Steve Worrall raced there the other night and he’s going well. I think they’ve got a pretty solid team. Bomber (Chris Harris) is always on the money when it comes to the World Cup. He digs pretty deep.

“It’s always good fun. We always seem to have a good battle with the British guys at King’s Lynn. They have all the support on their side, but it’s always good to try and stick it to them a little bit.”

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