Lambert: I will try reaching for a better place

27.09.18
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Robert Lambert does not slow up and faces a chance to reach for yet another international success. At the end of September, Lambert will fight for a medal in Individual Junior World Championship. Young Briton has a real plan prepared for the last round and every time he shows his rational thinking regarding black sport.

It’s already a third year of starting in junior championship’s finals for Robert. This year, he started from second place and seventeen points in Daugavpils. He was just three points behind the leader. He was quite good in Leszno, too, where he got thirteen points and fifth place. However, his rivals were a lot better and they made their advance over Lambert even bigger. It is quite a proof that junior championships aren’t really the easiest out there. Concerning little number of rounds, there is almost no possibility to get away with any mistakes. The battle for highest places on the scoreboard demands maximal number of points one can get, and serious mistakes cannot be forgiven.

- That’s correct. I wasn’t good enough in Leszno. A day earlier, I was participating in Grand Prix of Great Britain in Cardiff, so I did not have enough time to regenerate and sleep. To be honest, this season made me tired already. Once I have a few days off, I’m always trying to relax. I hope that in the last round, there will be no more mistakes – says Robert Lambert.

Individual Junior World Championship’s grand finale will take place on September 28th in Pardubice. Two years ago, a Briton scored eleven points and was sixth there. It was an important step on the road to bronze medal in junior championship. However, last season wasn’t so good for him. His weak performance on the Czech soil knocked him out of the battle for the podium and eventually he only reached seventh place in general classification. Lambert scored just three points and never finished on a place better than third. He only beat Bartosz Smektała, Dominik Kubera and Patrik Mikel. Negative memories get on his nerves, but aren’t able to break him.

- To be honest, I don’t really like this track, even more that I wasn’t always doing my best there. Surely I will try to ride better than last time. It’s a really big track, but I am going to make everything right and find the best settings – says the rider.

Lambert should not be short of motivation, since he’s going to fight for a medal in Individual Junior World Championship. Before the last round, he is placed third in general classification and is five points ahead of Dominik Kubera. Briton will concentrate on getting the bronze medal, although he doesn’t rule out the possibility of trying to get a higher place. He’s five points behind Bartosz Smektała and eleven behind the leader, Maksym Drabik.

- I am most happy when I win, but this time I am fighting for one of the medals. It is my goal now. At first, I will try to fight for a higher position, but if I fail, then I am going to defend what I got – says Lambert.

2018 season is very good to Robert Lambert. This year, the rider reached for Individual Champion of Great Britain title, both in the junior and senior championships. Besides that, along with Tai Woffinden and Craig Cook he reached for the silver medal in Speedway of Nations and in mid-September he got the bronze medal in TAURON Speedway Euro Championship. These accomplishments are pushing the young Briton’s career ahead and make him hungry for more. Another goal for this season is podium in Individual Junior World Championship.

- I’m always ready to win something. It’s possible for me, but a lot of points are crucial in order to do it. I am working hard for it and I’m happy that I accomplished so much, and I’m only adding more to it this year. If you put a lot of effort in something, you are able to do everything, no matter how old you are – states Lambert.

A calendar full of speedway events makes Lambert’s life pretty much ruled by the sport. Many starts bring another experiences and assure becoming more and more used to the bike. The youngster was perceived as the British speedway’s future from the very beginning, but now he does prove it on the tracks. Previous months did belong to Lambert indeed, but the rider still wants to work on himself and concentrate on making progress.

- I feel overjoyed and really proud of myself. I can see a space to go and make progress. I think it’s a good way. If you can make use of the knowledge you got and you can fix something, then you are always able to develop – ends Robert Lambert.

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