European champion heading for a win

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Before the second round of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship 2017, Robert Lambert is ranked in 7th position overall. Right after reaching for the Individual U21 European Champion title, Lambert will be one of the candidates to win the Güstrow round.

Lambert had a bad luck during the inauguration of this year's series. Despite his great beginning and three individual wins in Poznań, "Ruthless" took part in a crash in heat no.5. After this, it was clearly seen that pain had been rising and after three wins, engine's failure came and two "zeros", which made bronze medalist of last year's championship finish this round in the race-off heat.

Nevertheless, Lambert's season is a series of success. British rider has been one of the leaders of King's Lynn Starts, starting in Premiership. Lambert's started in 25 matches, 105 heats, where he gained an average of 1,981 points per heat. In the lower division, "Ruthless" is representing Newcastle Diamonds, where in 115 heats, he was crossing the finish line as first 62 times, in 31 he was second, 16 - third and only 4 times ended as fourth. Despite his numerous starts in UK, Lambert is also starting in Swedish Elitserien, Polish 2nd league and in German Speedway Bundesliga. In Sweden, Brit's been representing Masarna Avesta, for whom, he's made an average of 1,739 points per heat. His highest average, however, is in Poland, where he has 2,593 points per heat, representing Speedway Car Motor Lublin. Among 27 heats, in 17 he was first. What's worth mentioning, bronze medalist of the U21 WC 2016 hasn't been last in any heat.

Season 2017 brought also one of his biggest successes of his career so far. In Daugavpils, "Ruthless" became the Individual Junior European Champion. With 14 points gathered, he defeated Bartosz Smektała and Andreas Lyager.

Before the round in Güstrow, place where Brit's currently in, is quite complicated. Lambert's losing 12 points to the leader - Maksym Drabik and 6 points to the TOP 3.

There's a special and specific track, which geometry lets passing on the distance, waiting for the riders in round 2. Many riders of this year's series hasn't had an opportunity to meet this surface.

- I've been there twice, however don't remember this track well. Its length doesn't matter, I like racing on every track - Lambert ended.

Second round of Eko-Dir FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship starts in Güstrow, on September 8. Tickets are available:

Startlist of second round EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship:
1. Dominik Kubera #463 (Poland)
2. Alexander Woentin #73 (Sweden)
3. Jack Holder #25 (Australia)
4. Michael Härtel #16 (Germany) – Wild Card
5. Max Fricke #1 (Australia)
6. Patrick Hansen #124 (Denmark)
7. Robert Lambert #505 (Great Britain)
8. Brady Kurtz #101 (Australia)
9. Maksym Drabik #133 (Poland)
10. Dimitri Berge #96 (France)
11. Lukas Fienhage #76 (Germany)
12. Kacper Woryna #222 (Poland)
13. Eduard Krcmar #263 (Czech Rep.)
14. Andreas Lyager Hansen #114 (Denmark)
15. Bartosz Smektała #115 (Poland)
16. Jevgenijs Kostigovs #113 (Latvia)
17. Dominik Möser (Germany)
18. Lukas Baumann (Germany)



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