Doyle wins again, leads World Speedway standings

from left, Chris Holder, Jason Doyle and

from left, Chris Holder, Jason Doyle and Fredrik Lindgren

Jason Doyle has led an Australian one-two in Stockholm to shoot to the top of the FIM World Speedway Championship.

In claiming his third consecutive win, Doyle now clutches a five-point lead in the standings after beating compatriot Chris Holder.

Greg Hancock, who was holding the lead in overall point score from Doyle going into the Swedish round could only manage nine points, has now slipped to second with two rounds remaining.

“I can’t really comprehend what I have achieved at the moment,” Doyle said.

Doyle has become the first rider to win three on the bounce since Australian legend Jason Crump in 2006 when he claimed the world title.

“I still have a long way to go, but to win three GPs in a row is unbelievable,” Doyle said.

“When I had gate one in the final, I knew I had to stick to the inside.

“I knew they were going to try and go around me and it would be a pretty desperate first corner. I stuck to my own plan and it worked again.”

Swedish star Fredrik Lindgren delighted the home fans by finishing third, while Slovenia’s Matej Zagar was fourth.

The final two rounds are scheduled for Torun, Poland, next weekend with the final at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium on October 22.

World Championship standings (top 10)
1 Jason Doyle 123
2 Greg Hancock 118
3 Tai Woffinden 107
4 Bartosz Zmarzlik 100
5 Chris Holder 98
6 Piotr Pawlicki 81
7 Maciej Janowski 80
8 Antonio Lindback 74
9 Fredrik Lindgren 73
10 Niels-Kristian Iversen 64

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