SWINDON Robins skipper Jason Doyle will hope to recreate his heroics from 2016 when returning to Grand Prix action in Sweden tonight.

Doyle won the Scandinavian Grand Prix three years ago – albeit at the Friends Arena in Stockholm – and another podium finish in Malilla this evening would be most welcome for the Australian as he looks to kick-start his bid for a second world championship crown.

The 33-year-old is ninth in the standings on 35 points, one behind Polish rider Maciej Janowski in the final automatic qualifying spot for next season’s series.

Added to that, Doyle has only gone beyond his five programmed heat races once in five rounds this season, finishing fourth in the final of the Czech Republic Grand Prix.

Injury problems blighted the first half of the Australian’s Grand Prix schedule – later admitting he was never fully fit to race – but now back in peak condition, Doyle has recently strung a series of high-quality showings in England together as Swindon move towards the summit of the SGB Premiership table.

Doyle will therefore hope to bring some of that domestic form into the elite level of individual speedway racing when he kicks off the second half of the Grand Prix season this evening.