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DOYLE DEFIES PRAGUE FINAL FALL

Aussie star Jason Doyle insists his Prague final fall won’t slow him down as he targets a triumphant Torun return on October 2 and 3.

23 / 09 / 2020, 10:56

Aussie star Jason Doyle insists his Prague final fall won’t slow him down as he targets a triumphant Torun return on October 2 and 3.

The Newcastle-born racer’s front wheel collapsed after he was caught by Great Britain star Tai Woffinden going into a tight first turn in the Aztorin SGP round-six final at Marketa Stadium on Saturday.

An ambulance raced on to the circuit and Doyle’s fans feared the worst. But Speedway GP’s man of steel got back to his feet and finished third in the re-run to complete his charge into the world’s top six after finding himself 15th after round two in Wroclaw.

I had a dead leg on Saturday night and struggled on the podium. But I’m all good now, just stiff all over but nothing that will stop me from riding on.

Jason Doyle

Doyle, who raced to nine points for Swedish side Vastervik last night, insists he can battle through the after-effects of his crash.

He said: “I had a dead leg on Saturday night and struggled on the podium. But I’m all good now, just stiff all over but nothing that will stop me from riding on.”

Doyle has reached three of the last four SGP finals, only missing out in round five last Friday after rolling at the Prague start line in his semi-final, having been warned for jumping the tapes in race 12.

The Czestochowa man is determined to take his red-hot form into the FST Grupa Brokerska Torun SGP rounds as he returns to the Marian Rose Motoarena track, where he still remains a favourite among the local fans.

JD is pleased to be piling up the points when it matters most and paid tribute to the supporters backing him from afar. He said: “It’s going in the right direction and hopefully I can keep it going in Torun for the final two rounds.

“I want to thank everyone for their support – all my fans at Swindon who I’m missing a lot and I can’t wait to get back there, thanks for the messages.

“I really miss riding for Swindon and miss riding in Britain. I know people say it’s not the hardest standard there, but it means I’m riding my bike regularly and that’s what matters. I thrive on being busy.

“I’m hoping we are all good to go back there next year at full gas and we can go racing regularly again.

“Also to my friends down in Australia, it’s great to read messages from them too.”

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