Lion Lambert

GOSBERTON speedway rider Simon Lambert, has signed to join the Leicester Lions in the Premier League for the 2012 season.

The 22-year-old former Sheffield rider joins the Lions for their second season and he becomes the only British rider in the squad of seven.

Lambert played a key role in Sheffields second-place finish in the Premier League, riding at reserve and adding more than two points to his average.

He also doubled up with Stoke in the National League where he won the Pairs Championship and was named Stoke’s Rider of the Year.

“I am delighted to be riding at the Beaumont Park Stadium next year,” Lambert said.

“Leicester is a new progressive club that’s going forward.”