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DOYLE EYES LONG STAY AT LESZNO

Aussie ace Jason Doyle hopes to become a one-club man in Poland after making the switch the PGE Ekstraliga champions Leszno for 2021.

24 / 01 / 2021, 11:00

Aussie ace Jason Doyle hopes to become a one-club man in Poland after making the switch the PGE Ekstraliga champions Leszno for 2021.

Doyle has raced for three different teams in six seasons in the world’s biggest speedway league, lining up for Torun, Zielona Gora and Czestochowa since making his Ekstraliga debut in 2015.

Leszno has a long history of tracking Aussie stars, from former world No.2 Leigh Adams to current World Under-21 champion Jaimon Lidsey.

The club has won for the last four years, so hopefully I can be a part of them winning for a fifth year in a row.

Jason Doyle

Doyle hopes to become the latest rider from Down Under to make his name at the Alfred Smoczyk Stadium and he’s keen to enjoy a long stay there. He said: “If everything goes well, I am looking to stick with one club and not keep jumping in and out of clubs. Hopefully this is the start of a good thing.”

Doyle claimed three British top-flight titles with Swindon and also won the Swedish Elitserien with Rospiggarna in 2016. Now’s determined to add PGE Ekstraliga gold to his CV with a team chasing its fifth straight PGE Ekstraliga crown this year.

He said: “The club has won for the last four years, so hopefully I can be a part of them winning for a fifth year in a row.

“I had a bronze medal with Falubaz in 2016, but I have never been in the final. I have won a Swedish gold and obviously a few British league titles. But I have never won a Polish title.”

The Newcastle-born racer can’t wait to get started with the Bulls as he joins forces with the likes of SGP rival Emil Sayfutdinov, Piotr Pawlicki, Janusz Kolodziej and Lidsey.

He said: “I am very happy to come to Leszno. I have only heard good things about them. There are a couple of Aussie boys that live around there and ride for them, and I am very happy to be joining them.

“We have a very good senior line-up. Being in the team with Emil Sayfutdinov, Piotr Pawlicki and Janusz Kolodziej is great. These boys are always very professional. Emil is just a top guy and you can always learn a lot from him. How he gets his motivation, I don’t know. He is so laidback. He’s just an absolute top guy to be in a team with.

“I am really looking forward to the guys I am riding with. Young Jaimon Lidsey has had such a good couple of years in Poland and became World Under-21 champion last year. He’s going to be a very good rider. He’s very level-headed and has taken a good leaf out of Leigh Adams’ book. He’s very professional.”

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