Simon Lambert signs for King’s Lynn Stars but door remains open for injury-hit Lewis Rose
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Rider Simon Lambert's signing has not definitely signalled the end of Lewis Rose's King's Lynn campaign.
The Stars have handed the 25-year-old an initial 28-day contract as a result of their reserve picking up a knee injury while competing for lower-level Newcastle. But Rose will be given as much time as possible to solve his fitness issues ahead of the all-important play-offs.
Team boss Rob Lyon said: 'Lewis has been unlucky by picking up an injury late in the season. Hopefully he can make a recovery and complete the season with us. He has had a great year and it would be a shame for him to end it on the sidelines.'
Lambert, a Stars asset, has guested four times for the Elite League leaders in 2014. He has been without an Elite League club himself following Birmingham's demise earlier in the campaign.
The Lincolnshire-based racer will however have to wait to join up with the team as he misses the away fixtures at Coventry on September 4 and Eastbourne two days later due to his Premier League club Workington racing on those dates.
Tonight, Stars duo Niels-Kristian Iversen and Kenneth Bjerre will be in Grand Prix action in Poland. Iversen sits fourth on 81 points, 22 behind current leader Greg Hancock, while Bjerre is 13 off a top-eight place which would guarantee him automatic qualification for next year's programme.
One rider who will be missing in Gorzow is former Star Darcy Ward.
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The Poole ace has been provisionally suspended, pending an FIM international disciplinary court decision, from all meetings across the globe with immediate effect after failing an alcohol test ahead of the last round in Latvia. Michael Jepsen Jensen takes his place.