Peterborough Panthers have snapped up one of the hottest properties in speedway this morning (December 9).
Peterborough Panthers have snapped up one of the hottest properties in speedway this morning (Tuesday).
The city club have completed a deal for 16 year-old sensation Robert Lambert, who will race in the Premier League for the first time in the 2015 season.
Lambert shot to prominence when impressing for Elite League side King’s Lynn last season after being thrown into their main body of the Stars’ side.
And Panthers chief Ged Rathbone is convinced the teen ace will thrive at the East of England Showground.
He said: “Giving opportunities to up-and-coming British talents is hugely important to me and Robert certainly fits that bill.
“Every team in the Premier League wanted to get their hands on him for 2015, but we won the race and we’re over the moon about it.
“Signing Robert is a coup for the club because he is no ordinary teenager. He has already proved himself to be a mature and very fast rider – and he will only continue to progress.
“I’m sure he will love racing at the Showground and I’m confident he will also score plenty of points on the road.”
Great Britain Under 21 international Lambert will slot into the Panthers side on a 7.25 average next season.
He joins captain Ulrich Ostergaard (8.00) and the returning Adam Roynon (4.78) as confirmed members of the Peterborough side for next season.
Further signings are understood to be imminent as Rathbone and co-promoter Trevor Swales bid to assemble a septet capable of ending the club’s long honours drought.
Panthers have not won a trophy since lifting the Elite Shield in the early weeks of the 2007 season. They came close to snapping the barren run when beaten finalists in the Premier League Cup last term.