World’s best are heading to King’s Lynn for speedway’s illustrious International Pre-Season Cup

Jarek Hampel. Picture: SpeedwayGP

Jarek Hampel. Picture: SpeedwayGP - Credit: Archant

Two of the world's top three riders will grace King's Lynn next month when the Norfolk Arena hosts the first International Pre-Season Cup.

A King's Lynn 'select team' will welcome iconic Polish outfit Zielona Gora in a mouth-watering friendly fixture on Wednesday, March 19. Speedway Grand Prix 2013 runner-up Jarek Hampel will feature for the European giants while the Stars' own Niels-Kristian Iversen, who finished third in last year's GP series, will also grace his own shale.

Lynn chief Buster Chapman said: 'I can't wait for this fixture. It is great to be able to have such a huge meeting at the Norfolk Arena. We have been working with Team Player Management Company for weeks now and they have been fantastic to deal with. The meeting deserves a huge crowd and I hope our supporters turn out in force.'

Saddlebow Road is no stranger to hosting huge meetings. It will stage its fifth consecutive Speedway World Cup 'semi-final' later this summer.

But rare appearances in the UK from Hampel, fellow GP star Andreas Jonsson and World Under-21 champion Patryk Dudek will still be enough to whet the appetite of the sport's supporters ahead of its Elite League return in April.

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Teenager Robert Lambert, 15, will still be unable to appear however. His replacement – a 'final special member' – will be announced later this week.

Advanced tickets can be bought from from Saturday.

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