We caught up with British U21 champion, Robert Lambert, who is now in his second season in the SEC. He has had a hectic year racing in three national leagues, the SEC and as a first reserve rider in the SGP series.
“One of best moments of the year was picking up eight points in the first Speedway Grand Prix in Warsaw”, he said as he paused in the midst of a busy end of season in the UK Premiership.
Lambert won at Gustrow in 2018 but only gained four points there this year. “I used the same equipment as I when I won but, unfortunately, it did not work out this time”, he said about the opening round of the SEC this year in Germany.
In the next round in Torun - “I tried some new things and that worked out better, but then I had a bad crash” - where the young Englishman fractured his T4 and T5 vertebrae. That left him out of action for around a month missing the third round of the SEC in Vojens.
Lambert expressed thankfulness to his physio, former rider Erik Pudel, for getting him back into shape. During the time off he said just tried to relax and enjoy spending time with his girlfriend, Jessie.
Lambert made it to the semi-finals last year at Chorzow and is optimistic about his chances on 29 September. “Last time I was on a purpose-built track was at Warsaw and it was a good meeting. I’m really looking forward to being back at Chorzow and racing in such a great stadium”.
Lambert is currently in 16th place on the SEC on 12 points and will no doubt be keen to repeat, or improve on, his eight points gained last year at the Slaski Stadium and gain a top 10 finish in this competition.