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DOYLE: FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE

Aussie ace Jason Doyle admits finding the right balance when it comes to his racing weight is vital as he prepares for SGP 2019.

19 / 03 / 2019, 12:54

Aussie ace Jason Doyle admits finding the right balance when it comes to his racing weight is vital as he prepares for SGP 2019.

With bikes required to be a minimum of 77kg, FIM Speedway Grand Prix stars often keep a close eye on their weight to ensure the machine is carrying as little as possible.

While staying in shape has its benefits, Doyle admits losing weight can also create problems if riders overdo it.

I’m trying to get in that happy-medium place; sit at the right weight for myself and also be healthy.

Jason Doyle

Speaking as part of British SGP partner Adrian Flux’s Flux Friday series, he said: “The big craze at the moment with a lot of riders is to get as light as possible. But when I’ve done that before, I used to get sick on the plane journeys all the time. I’m guessing from the air condition because you get the flu and all the bugs when your immune system is down.

“So personally I’m trying to get in that happy-medium place; sit at the right weight for myself and also be healthy.”

Doyle keeps his exact fitness regime to himself. He added: “There is a lot of training that we do and I try to keep it a secret because I don’t like putting a lot of stuff on social media. I prefer to be secretive about my training.”

One boost to his pre-season preparation has been the news he did not undergo surgery to remove metalwork in the foot he broke in 2017, despite suggesting that was the plan towards the end of last year.

He revealed: “I didn’t have any operations at the end of the season. I did an interview in October and I said I’d think about getting the plate out, but I didn’t have that operation so the metal is still in my foot.

“My foot is good, well as good as it could be after smashing it to pieces. I’ve been running on it for nearly two months now. I had to do a lot of running off the treadmill and on the road instead, but it’s feeling good.”

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