LAMBERT’S SWEDISH SWITCH

PAUL BURBIDGE

Great Britain racer Robert Lambert hopes a switch to Swedish side Smederna can help him roar into top form in the Bauhaus Elitserien this year.

Lambert makes the move from Lejonen, where he topped the league’s average charts during the shortened 2020 season. But this term he will be lining up for last year’s beaten play-off finalists Smederna, who roared to three straight Elitserien titles between 2017 and 2019.

The FIM Speedway of Nations winner joins up with Great Britain team mate Dan Bewley, who partnered him to gold in Manchester last October.

And Lambert hopes the move from Gislaved to Eskilstuna will bring the best out of him in 2022. He said: “I have switched clubs in Sweden. It’s a change that I think was needed. Things started to get a little bit stagnant in Lejonen, even though I was getting great results.

“It was time for a change. Eskilstuna is always a track I have liked. It’s pretty grippy and it’s a great shape as well. That suits my style.

“I think we are going to do well there too. They have a nice team there and we have Dan Bewley. If they get me and him team riding together, we will get plenty of 5-1s.”

Lambert and Bewley link up with the likes of Swedish star Pontus Aspgren, Michael Jepsen Jensen, Kacper Woryna, Grzegorz Zengota and Matic Ivacic.

It’s a squad Lambert is delighted to be part of, and he hints his new Swedish deal has been a long time in the making.

He said: “They know what it takes and they know how to build a team. I have been speaking to them for the last five years about riding for the club, but we never cracked a deal. But after the season I had, maybe it persuaded them to get the deal done, and here I am.”

Recommended news