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DOYLE: TAKING UP RESIDENCY IN THE UK

Aussie ace Jason Doyle plans to stay in Britain beyond his racing retirement as he closes in on UK residency.

17 / 12 / 2020, 10:53

Aussie ace Jason Doyle plans to stay in Britain beyond his racing retirement as he closes in on UK residency.

The Newcastle-born racer has competed full-time in Britain since 2005, when he made his professional debut with the Isle of Wight Islanders.

The Swindon skipper has gone on to establish himself as one of the sport’s best and lives happily in Norfolk with British wife Emily.

I will stay in England. My life is over here now with my friends and the speedway. I want to be part of it all when I do retire.

Jason Doyle

While many Aussie riders return Down Under when their careers draw to a close, the 2017 world champion plans to remain in the UK and be part of the European speedway scene.

He said: “I will stay in England. My life is over here now with my friends and the speedway. I want to be part of it all when I do retire.

“When I first met Emily, I said to her that as long as I can get back to Australia whenever I want to, living here won’t be a problem. I will go back whenever I need to, but at the moment, I am pretty happy to be based here.”

A number of Aussies have braved a two-week, hotel quarantine in their homeland to enjoy some summer sun Down Under. But Doyle won’t be heading back this winter.

Having spent the summer in Poland, he’s staying in the UK to ensure he completes the process to secure residency.

He said: “I’m on the last part of my visa application to get indefinite leave to remain here. So we chose to stay in Britain for the winter.

“Being out of the country and living in Poland for so long, I had done too many days outside the UK to go home. So I had to stay here.

“For us Aussie boys, having the visa situation sorted is a massive weight off our shoulders. We don’t have to finish in the top four of our state championship or the national championship and do all the stuff that comes with getting a visa.

“Once this is sorted, I don’t have to worry about it for the rest of my career. Then I can live in England with no problems.”

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