DOYLE DEFENDS PETER CRAVEN CROWN IN MANCHESTER

23/02/2024

DOYLE DEFENDS PETER CRAVEN CROWN IN MANCHESTERDOYLE DEFENDS PETER CRAVEN CROWN IN MANCHESTER

Former world champion Jason Doyle hopes to land a record-breaking fifth Peter Craven Memorial title in Manchester on March 18 as he warms up for Australia’s FIM Speedway of Nations title defence there in July.

Doyle won a record fourth Peter Craven title last year, adding to his three straight victories in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 events at Britain’s National Speedway Stadium.

He will come up against Speedway GP rivals Fredrik Lindgren and Dan Bewley, as well as triple Aussie champion Max Fricke and FIM North America champion Luke Becker as a stellar field takes shape.

Doyle could be part of the Aussie team which lines up in the FIM SON in Manchester from July 9-13, bidding to retain they trophy they clinched at Danish track Vojens in 2022.

Another Peter Craven title could cement his place in the Roos side and Belle Vue and Australia boss Mark Lemon is pleased to have Doyle in Manchester next month.

He said: “The field for the 2024 Peter Craven Memorial is starting to come together, so it’s only natural to invite the meeting’s reigning champion.

“Doyley is more than just a class act. He is a former world champion who, in the last decade, has stood atop the podium in this event more than any rider in history.

“His affinity for this racetrack is no secret, and I don’t doubt he will be among the favourites for the win this year. But he will have his work cut out.

“We’re now less than a month away from commencing the speedway season in Manchester and supporters can look forward to further rider announcements in the coming days.”