LAMBERT PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
British champion Robert Lambert hopes being “a bit more organised” off the track will make all the difference on the shale in 2019.
10 / 03 / 2019, 11:36
British champion Robert Lambert hopes being “a bit more organised” off the track will make all the difference on the shale as he gets set for 2019.
The King’s Lynn favourite faces another hectic season as he races for the Stars in the UK, Rospiggarna in Sweden and PGE Ekstraliga newcomers Lublin. He will also serve as FIM Speedway Grand Prix first reserve, race in the Speedway European Championship and he hopes to compete in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations and FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship.
It’s just about being more prepared than I have been in previous years and learning from mistakes I have made in previous meetings.
With a hectic diary has come a winter of planning, and Lambert is keen to make sure he’s as prepared as possible for a busy season on the shale.
He said: “I’m just trying to get everything sorted a bit earlier. As soon as last season was finished, we were preparing stuff with the machinery and bikes, and also sponsorship-wise. Pretty early on, I was sorted with my clubs, so I could relax about that.
“It’s just about being more prepared than I have been in previous years and learning from mistakes I have made in previous meetings. Hopefully this season I will be ready for it. I want to be a bit more organised and not leave things until the last minute to sort out.”
Lambert is confident he has the team behind him to star at home and abroad. He said: “I’m more set up now with mechanics abroad. My base is much more stable. In Poland, I had two mechanics last year. I have one that I’ve had for the last four years, but the other one left – it was too much travelling and pressure for him.
“This year I have another mechanic. Hopefully he will stay. He is more experienced and that’ll make things a bit easier. When there are two people in the pits, I don’t need to worry about things not being ready. It’s less pressure on the main mechanic too.
“Hopefully everything abroad will run much more smoothly and that’s what I am looking for. In the Polish top flight, I don’t need any mistakes or issues in the pits. That’s why I have two full-time mechanics. Hopefully everything will run smoothly and I will have a successful season.”
Since his earliest days on the shale, Lambert’s parents Paul and Helen have always been involved in their son’s burgeoning career. And that won’t change for 2019. “They’re still doing everything in England,” Robert said. “Dad will be my mechanic – just as he was last season – and he’ll be travelling about with me over here.”