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DOYLE'S HOME COMFORTS

Aussie icon Jason Doyle paid tribute to his Czestochowa fans for making him feel at home until he can commute from his UK base.

26 / 06 / 2020, 12:52

Aussie icon Jason Doyle paid tribute to his Czestochowa fans for making him feel at home until he can commute from his UK base.

The 2017 world champion normally lives near Norwich, but made the move across to Poland to ensure he would be able to contest the PGE Ekstraliga season, despite travel restrictions across Europe due to coronavirus.

Doyle spent two weeks in quarantine in the city, before finally taking to the shale and helping his club to two straight victories against Zielona Gora and Grudziadz in the opening meetings.

It has not been hard at all living in Czestochowa, in fact far from it. Everyone has made me welcome and I had a good meeting last time out.

Jason Doyle

He remains hopeful of being able to travel between Norwich and Czestochowa once the British Government lifts the 14-day quarantine period currently imposed on all international arrivals in the UK.

It is hoped this could happen soon, allowing Doyle to take his place in the Swindon side when the SGB Premiership season can start.

But being forced to stay in Poland has not been a problem for Doyle, who raced to a 14 paid 15-point maximum against Falubaz on Monday.

“It has not been hard at all living in Czestochowa, in fact far from it,” he said. “Everyone has made me welcome and I had a good meeting last time out.

“I’m just waiting for the UK Government to lift the 14-day quarantine rule for those travelling into the country and hopefully that will enable me to commute to and from England for the rest of the season.”

Both of Czestochowa’s opening matches were rained off and switched to Monday, and Friday’s PGE Ekstraliga matches between Leszno and Lublin and Zielona Gora and Grudziadz have also been pushed back due to the weather.

Doyle admits he didn’t expect to miss the British weather in what has been a wet start to the belated Polish season, while the UK basks in sunshine – unable to host any racing due to coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings.

He added: “The weather hasn’t been good over here since I arrived and when I see how hot it has been in the UK, I can’t believe it – especially when no speedway has been possible!”

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