Lambert wins British U21 title for third time

Robert Lambert won the British U21 Final for the third successive year, and for the second time in two years at Berwick, when he romped through to meeting at Shielfield on Saturday.

Monday, 29th April 2019, 5:10 pm
Updated Monday, 29th April 2019, 5:40 pm
Robert Lambert.

The King’s Lynn and Great Britain rider was a class above the 16-rider field and had started as clear favourite to defend his crown.He won each of his five qualifying races by some distance and along with surprise packet Tom Brennan (Eastbourne), who scored 12 points, progressed straight through to the final.There, they were joined by Swindon and Birmingham rider Zack Wajtknecht (11 points) and Leicester’s Jack Thomas (12), who came through the semi-finals at the expense of Drew Kemp (Sheffield and Kent) and Dan Bewley (Belle Vue).In the final Wajtnecht made the gate on Lambert, but by the end of the first lap he had swept into the lead and held on comfortably for the victory with Thomas completing the podium.This weekend the Bandits return to track action after a two-week lay-off with away and home fixtures against Edinburgh in the Championship Shield.The teams will meet at Armadale on Friday with the Monarchs making the return trip to race at Shielfield on Salturday.

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Action from one of the qualifying heats at Shielfield.