Next stop Sheffield as Doyle targets his terrific treble

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World Cup star Jason Doyle is hunting down a unique treble over the next month – starting at Sheffield on Sunday.

Doyle, who made his debut for Australia in July, will represent table-toppers Somerset in the Premier League Riders’ Championship (5pm).

And he’s also finished top of the Elite League with his double-up club Birmingham, meaning he could become the first rider in history to win both league titles in British Speedway.

He insists he wants to start with the PLRC crown on Sunday after crashing out of the event last year – and that cost him a place in the play-off final with Swindon.

Said Doyle: “I would love to win the PLRC this year to make up for the disappointment of last season.

“It was a pretty bad injury and it meant I couldn’t ride in the play-offs for Swindon, although we still managed to win the league which was great.

“Sheffield is a great track and a good venue for this meeting. The standard of the line-up is really tough but I’m feeling in good form ahead of the meeting.

“My target is to win both league titles and the PLRC title – and after making my World Cup debut for Australia that would be one season to remember for the rest of my life!”

Doyle warmed up for the showpiece Owlerton event with a matchwinning display for Birmingham in their televised clash with King’s Lynn on Monday. He scored 13+1, dropping just one point to an opposing rider, and he’s riding as well as ever.

“It was great to score so well for Birmingham and hopefully I will be able to take my place in the play-offs for them next week as Premier League Riders’ Champion,” he said.

Sheffield will be represented by Californian star Ricky Wells, who also had a good night on Monday.

Wells rubbed shoulders with Grand Prix stars Darcy Ward, Freddie Lindgren and Greg Hancock at Wolverhampton and finished third in the Joe Hughes Invitational.