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DOYLE'S DOUBLE DELIGHT

Aussie icon Jason Doyle inspired the Swindon Robins to double delight and enthused “I am never going to forget this for as long as I live.”

18 / 10 / 2019, 12:07

Aussie icon Jason Doyle inspired the Swindon Robins to double delight and enthused “I am never going to forget this for as long as I live.”

Robins destroyed Ipswich 62-27 in the SGB Premiership Grand Final, second leg for an emphatic 111-68 aggregate success as they won their second SGB Premiership crown in three years.

That’s what you ride motorbikes as a professional sportsman for – to win like that in front of such a big crowd. I am never going to forget this for as long as I live. It’s in the top five in my career.

Jason Doyle

Victory saw them complete the first league and cup double in the club's history as they added to their Premiership Supporters Cup success last month.

Doyle raced to a 13 paid 15-point maximum to lead the charge, before lifting the trophy and being greeted with thunderous ‘Doyley, Doyley’ chants from a packed home straight that he admitted sent “shivers down my spine.”

The Newcastle-born racer may have won the 2017 world title and six FIM Speedway Grand Prix rounds, but his third championship win with the Robins – their first on home shale – was one he’ll never forget.

He said: “That’s what you ride motorbikes as a professional sportsman for – to win like that in front of such a big crowd. I am never going to forget this for as long as I live. It’s in the top five in my career.

“It’s unbelievable. I think this is going to be one of the moments I always cherish because I captained Swindon this year.

“When we won the 2012 and 2017 titles, I don’t think we were the out-and-out No.1 team. This year we definitely were with Batch (Troy Batchelor) and Tobiasz (Musielak) – the whole team was a big package.

“Everyone got along together and if it wasn’t for these boys, I don’t think we would be there. Everyone got along like a family and this is the result.”

Musielak was also unbeaten on 12 paid 15 points, with Rasmus Jensen racing to an 11 paid 12-point full house from four races. Jake Allen was Ipswich’s best performer on 11, but SGP star Niels-Kristian Iversen struggled to five.

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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