Speedway - Panthers whizzkid in GB World Cup team

Robert Lambert will ride for Great Britain in the World Cup.

Robert Lambert will ride for Great Britain in the World Cup.

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Peterborough Panthers prodigy Robert Lambert has been named in the Great Britain team to race in the World Cup.

The 17 year-old sensation features alongside former world champion Tai Woffinden, Grand Prix racer Chris Harris and Huntingdon man Danny King in the quartet to take on Australia, America and Latvia in Event Two at King’s Lynn on June 8.

It continues a rapid rise for Lambert who recently made his senior international debut in the final round of the Speedway Best Pairs competition.

And Great Britain boss Alun Rossiter insists he has earned his place on one of the sport’s biggest stages.

He said: “Robert is included in the team on merit.

“He is having a very good season and showed everyone how competitive he can be at the top level in the Best Pairs recently - and he also showed he has no fear.”

The winners of Event Two will advance to the final at Vojens in Denmark on June 13.