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DOYLE HAS FAITH IN OUTSIDE DRAW

DEFENDING world champion Jason Doyle is unconcerned by his draw ahead of tonight’s ANLAS Czech Republic Speedway Grand Prix.

26 / 05 / 2018, 11:45

DEFENDING world champion Jason Doyle is unconcerned by his draw ahead of tonight’s ANLAS Czech Republic Speedway Grand Prix.

Doyle will start two heats from grid position number three at the Marketa Stadium this evening, a gate that has attracted just eight wins in the last 46 Grand Prix races.

While admitting the inside grid positions do hold a slight advantage, the Australian international only had to reflect on his win in Prague 12 months ago to backup his confidence from the outside starting positions. 

It’s nice to have inside starting positions at some tracks but last year I won here from gate four so it’s pretty even.

Jason Doyle

He said: “It’s nice to have inside starting positions at some tracks but last year I won here from gate four so it’s pretty even.

“The draw is not so bad for myself, I’ve got two starts from gate three.

“But we don’t look at it from that side. We’ve got to go out there, score some points, and win some races.”

The 32-year-old, who landed his first world title in Australia last year, was complimentary of the track surface at yesterday’s practice session.

Managed by former racer Tomas Topinka, the Prague track measures at 353 metres – making it one of the longest of the Grand Prix circuit.

But the additional yardage will be of no hinderance to Doyle, who is looking to quickly make up for lost time after recording only five points in Warsaw a fortnight ago.

“It’s a normal Prague track, very well prepared,” said Doyle.

“We know it’s going to be a great track, but everyone is fast in practice, we have to remember that. The weather is supposed to be perfect, there are no excuses.

“Warsaw was a disaster for myself. You need to set the bike up different for Prague.

“Every rider has got the same chance. Gates one, two, three and four are all pretty similar.”

 

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