Polish rider comes to Swindon to replace Aspegren
10:49am Wednesday 4th July 2012 in Sport
SWINDON Robins have signed former Eastbourne man Dawid Lampart as a replacement for Robin Aspegren.
The Pole has had two spells with the Sussex side and will make his Robins debut in Thursday's clash with Lakeside at the Abbey – weather permitting.
Aspegren has taken on meetings in his home country Sweden which has affected his availability in England.
Boss Alun Rossiter said: “Robin has been unfortunate this season because he was lined up for Newport and then they folded on the eve of the season.
“We wanted him to double up but then we had to sign him as a stand alone rider in the team and now he has the opportunity to start racing again in his home country and he goes with our best wishes.”
Swindon remain six points behind leaders Poole but with two games in hand.
ROBINS star Simon Stead has called on two of his pals to race in his testimonial at the Abbey Stadium on Thursday, August 16.
Former Robins star Nicolai Klindt and Great Britain international Tai Woffinden have both accepted the invitation to race for ‘Steady’ on his big date.
SWINDON trio Hans Andersen, Peter Kildemand and Troy Batchelor have all made it through to the Grand Prix Challenge in Croatia on September 29 following qualifying semi-finals at the weekend.
Batchelor scored ten points to secure the fifth qualifying spot at Divisov in the Czech Republic. Andersen comfortably made it through at Lonigo in Italy and Kildemand won a run-off against Ben Barker to snatch a reserve GP challenge berth at the same meeting.
SWINDON have moved to add Danish teenager Lasse Bjerre to their squad in a doubling-up role.
Eighteen-year-old Bjerre, who rides for Leicester in the Premier League, will share a berth at the Robins with Nick Morris, who has signed a deal with Scunthorpe.
Bjerre is the younger brother of Grand Prix star Kenneth.
Robins boss Alun Rossiter said: “Lasse got some good experience in the Elite League with King’s Lynn last year, and we have matches coming up at tracks where we think he’ll be useful for us.
“Nick desperately needed more meetings, he’s only had 12 all year so far so that’s why we needed to get him fixed up in the Premier League, and bringing Lasse in gives us a suitable alternative if there are clashes.”