ROBERT Lambert returns to the National Speedway Stadium on Monday, August 21, but this time he joins the opposition as the ATPI Aces prepare to face the King’s Lynn Stars.
The current World No.8 was a part of the Belle Vue septet that lifted the 2022 Premiership title and ever since has been a firm favourite with fans in Manchester.
He recently announced his return to British Speedway with his local club from Norfolk in place of the outgoing 2021 world speedway champion Artem Laguta.
And the MacInnes Stars will need the benefit of his experience in Manchester after a tough season, and with two of their big hitters currently side-lined due to injury.
Both Nicolai Klindt and Thomas Jorgensen are ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering horror injuries in two separate crashes, with R/R at No.2 and Connor Mountain guesting at No.4.
The ATPI Aces meanwhile, after a fortnight off from Premiership action, are at full strength for their encounter with the King’s Lynn boys, their first of two this week.
The meeting is also the first time reigning British Champion Dan Bewley will be back on home shale since his triumph last week, in which he wowed the crowds on his way to winning title number two.
Aces team boss Mark Lemon said: “This is our penultimate Premiership home match before the Play Offs and our victory over Sheffield a fortnight ago cemented our place in the top four at minimum.
“We’re the team with the target on our backs. Our league title defence is now ramping up dramatically and the clubs who join us in the Play Offs would take great pleasure in defeating us.
“But I feel that we have still to see the best of this team. All season long we have been consistent, we have performed well away from home perhaps more so than we’ve ever done.
“King’s Lynn have really sent out a statement with the signing of Robert Lambert and his return is a welcomed additional to the Premiership.
“While the top four might now be beyond them, they still want to finish their season strongly.
“We know full well what he is capable of around our track, and of course the Adrian Flux Arena, so we will be taking nothing for granted when we face the Stars next week.”
The ATPI Aces tackle their penultimate home fixture against King’s Lynn on Monday, August 21 at the National Speedway Stadium, tapes up 7:30pm.
Meeting tickets, race day programmes, south stand parking and hospitality are now available to pre-book at bellevue-speedway.com/events.
BELLE VUE V KING’S LYNN – MONDAY, AUGUST 21 @ 7:30PM [P2]
Belle Vue ‘ATPI’ Aces: Brady Kurtz (C) 8.04, Tom Brennan 6.07, Jaimon Lidsey 7.33, Charles Wright 6.65, Dan Bewley 7.49, Norick Blodorn 5.81, Connor Bailey RS; TM: Mark Lemon
King’s Lynn ‘MacInnes’ Stars: Robert Lambert 7.82, Nicolai Klindt R/R 6.50, Emil Breum 5.00, Connor Mountain (G) 5.04, Michael Palm Toft 6.69, Simon Lambert 4.38, Anders Rowe RS; TM: Dave Hoggart
Image: Ian Charles