Grand Prix Season in Croatia: British Speedway Rider Robert Lambert Preps in Međimurje

Daniela Rogulj

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British speedway riders bravely step into the new Grand Prix season after winning the world title in Speedway of Nations. Robert Lambert is one of the three riders who have a guaranteed place at the season’s opening in Croatia at the Millennium Stadium in Donji Kraljevec.

After many years of British speedway, three riders represent the Union Jack: 2020 European champion Robert Lambert, three-time world champion Tai Woffinden and Daniel Bewley, who will win GP points as the first official reserve of the championship. Bewley and Holder were invited to the Grand Prix after a ban on Russian riders.

Robert Lambert spent the weekend in Međimurje where he started preparing for the Extraliga and Eliteserien seasons in Poland and Sweden, but also took the opportunity to try out the track before the first Grand Prix race:

“For a long time there were not so many Britons, the fans are happy, it will be exciting to see the three of us on the world stage. Dan Bewely got a chance to show what he knows,” Robert Lambert began. “The season is long; I started training in Croatia. Our goal in the Grand Prix is to fight to enter the semifinals, and then the finals, collect points, and be consistent.”


Robert Lambert rides for Torun in Poland, while in the Swedish elite league, he defends the colors of Smederna, where he drives alongside Bewley and Slovenian driver Matic Ivačič.

“The trail in Croatia is unique, both bends look similar, but each has its technical differences. It is short, technically demanding; it reminds me of my home trail in the UK. I like that there are different tracks in the Grand Prix; it requires more experience with riders, more skills, and is more interesting.

Robert Lambert comes to Croatia for training and races:

“During the summer, we have the speedway season; my girlfriend and family spend their summers here, but I am here mostly in the pre-season training, so I try to use that time to see something in Croatia. I hope to stay here for a few more days after the Grand Prix.”

The Grand Prix season starts on April 30 with the FIM Croatian Speedway Grand Prix at the Millennium Stadium in Donji Kraljevec, and Međimurje is now one of the most popular sports destinations for speedway fans. In March, we saw the national teams of Denmark, several extra-league clubs, and almost a third of the Grand Prix riders who decided to try the track and spend a few days at a pre-season camp in Croatia.

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