DOYLE SEES OFF LINDGREN TO WIN MASTERS' TESTIMONIAL AT WOLVES

26/03/2023

DOYLE SEES OFF LINDGREN TO WIN MASTERS' TESTIMONIAL AT WOLVESDOYLE SEES OFF LINDGREN TO WIN MASTERS' TESTIMONIAL AT WOLVES

Aussie icon Jason Doyle made a winning racing return in Britain as he topped the podium in Sam Masters’ testimonial at Wolverhampton on Sunday.

Doyle dropped just one point over his five heats to Speedway GP rival Freddie Lindgren, who made an emotional return to the Black Country track where he raced for 14 seasons.

But the Newcastle-born ace got the better of Fast Freddie in the final, with seven-time British champion Scott Nicholls finishing third and double Swedish champion Jacob Thorssell fourth.

Lindgren raced to 12 points over his five heats along with Thorssell, while Nicholls made it to the final the hard way after scoring 11 points, before winning the semi ahead of Steve Worrall, Luke Becker and Max Fricke.

Fricke also picked up 11 points from his five heats, while Worrall impressed on 10 points. American international Becker notched nine.

Lindgren also competed in Saturday’s Ben Fund Bonanza at King’s Lynn – scoring 12 points and just falling short of the final on countback.

The final was won by former British champion Danny King, who qualified with 14 points. Danish racer Michael Palm Toft was second, with GB star Tom Brennan third and Richie Worrall placed fourth.

The Ben Fund Bonanza is staged to raise vital cash for the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund – a charity which offers crucial financial support to riders temporarily or permanently sidelined by speedway injuries.