Speedway: King's Lynn add Kevin Wolbert to 2012 team

King's Lynn Stars rider Kevin Wolbert
Wolbert won the 2011 Elite League Championship and KO Cup with Poole

King's Lynn Stars have announced the signing of 22-year-old German rider Kevin Wolbert from Edinburgh.

Stars team manager Rob Lyon confirmed Wolbert would begin the Elite League season in the team's number five slot.

"He showed a lot of promise at the end of last season when he rode for Poole," Lyon told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"I think he's got a lot more in him, he's ambitious and wants to improve, I think it's a signing that's a good one for the future."

He continued: "I think if he enjoys himself and the club get on well with him he'll want to stay for a few seasons."

Wolbert was a trophy winner in the Premier League with Edinburgh in 2009 and 2010, before joining Elite League Birmingham in 2011.

He lost his place with the Brummies in July, but a late-season move to cover injuries at Poole saw him help secure silverware in the KO Cup and Championship Play-Offs.

Lynn have now confirmed four riders for 2012, with Wolbert joining Niels-Kristian Iversen, Mads Korneliussen and David Howe, and Lyon says the named of the rest will soon be made public.

"We've spent a lot of time looking at the options and we're virtually there now, I hope the supporters will be happy with what we've put together.

"There's a supporters meeting on the 22nd of December, I believe, at King's Lynn Football Club where well reveal all to the fans," he added.