19th September 2016
Great Britain’s Robert Lambert goes in to the 3rd and final round of the 2016 FIM World Under 21 Final in Gdansk Poland on the 2nd October leading the series on 30 points along with Australia’s Max Fricke.
GB Youth boss Neil Vatcher said “after Lambert scored 11 points in the 2nd round at Pardubice Czech Republic on Friday night, Robert worked extremely hard for his points in Czecho and was chasing the set up all night.
Off course at these World Finals there are no easy races, and Robert worked really hard to reach the semi final and even though at one point it looked as if he would do enough to reach the final his 11 point tally takes him in to the last round in joint first place, which gives him a great chance coming in to the last round.”
Vatcher continued, “Gdansk most certainly will not be a for gone conclusion for any off the riders, as this is a top class field, and the Polish contingent will be on the gas at their home venue.
With round 1 winner Polands Krystian Pieszczek only 1 point behind Lambert and Fricke on 29 points it would be foolish to rule him out.
Josh Bates and Adam Ellis both endured tough nights at the Pardubice venue, both adding 5 points to their tally from round 1.
Bates was the most entertaining rider of the night with his non stop effort fighting for every point, and Ellis suffered engine problems although did manage a heat win in what is a class field.
Bates is currently in 8th place so will travel to Poland to try and clinch a top 6 finish while Ellis will be hoping for some good luck and produce his best finish out of the 3 rounds.
With the Grand Prix in Torun Poland 24 hours before the event in Gdansk GB boss Vatcher is hoping that some British fans can stay over and travel to Gdansk on the Sunday to try and witness Robert Lambert clinch a World Title.