SWINDON Robins skipper Jason Doyle registered six points at Saturday night’s German FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Teterow as Poland’s Maciej Janowski claimed victory.

Doyle record one win, one second place and one third from his five heat rides at Bergring Arena, although a pair of fourth-place results scuppered his chances of making the semi-finals.

The Australian finished runner-up in his opening ride but dropped to fourth in his second outing.

Doyle claimed an excellent victory in his third race but his hopes of reaching the knockout rounds stalled after that, with just one more point added.

A third place in Doyle’s fourth ride was followed by a last in his fifth and final heat, leaving the Swindon skipper with just six points to show for his night’s work.

That haul leaves the Aussie on 48 points for the season and down in 12th place in the championship standings.

Bartosz Zmarzlik finished runner-up in the final behind Polish compatriot Janowksi and his 16-point haul on the night saw him join Danish rider Leon Madsen at the top of the standings on 85 points with three rounds remaining. Russia’s Emil Sayfutdinov is third on 78.

Janowski, who was without a GP win in 13 months prior to round seven of the 2019 World Championship, Zmarzlik, Slovenian favourite Matej Zagar and in-form Dane Niels-Kristian Iversen in the final.

Despite missing the opening round of this year’s series through injury, Janowski is only 11 points short of third-placed Sayfutdinov and stands every chance of picking up his first World Championship medal at the season finale at Torun, Poland, on October 5.

Janowski said: “This is amazing, it’s always an amazing feeling when you win a Grand Prix.

“The whole meeting was very tough, we worked very hard during the meeting and I knew the final would be very hard with Bartosz Zmarzlik, Matej Zagar and Niels-Kristian Iversen involved.

“I felt very good from the start in the final, I made a perfect start and that helped me to win.”

New championship joint-leader Zmarzlik said: “I didn’t realise I was top, I’m very happy with second place.

“The team has worked really hard all week on my engines. I had a new engine too which worked really well for me.

“I’ll continue working hard for the next round.”

The Speedway GP series resumes at round eight at Vojens in Denmark on Saturday, September 7.

GERMAN SGP SCORES: 1 Maciej Janowski 16, 2 Bartosz Zmarzlik 16, 3 Matej Zagar 15, 4 Niels-Kristian Iversen 13, 5 Emil Sayfutdinov 10, 6 Leon Madsen 10, 7 Fredrik Lindgren 9, 8 Patryk Dudek 8, 9 Antonio Lindback 8, 10 Artem Laguta 8, 11 Tai Woffinden 8, 12 Jason Doyle 6, 13 Robert Lambert 4, 14, Martin Vaculik 4, 15 Janusz Kolodziej 2, 16 Martin Smolinski 1, 17 Kai Huckenbeck 0, 18 Max Dilger DNS.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1 Bartosz Zmarzlik 85, 2 Leon Madsen 85, 3 Emil Sayfutdinov 78, 4 Fredrik Lindgren 72, 5 Martin Vaculik 72, 6 Patryk Dudek 69, 7 Maciej Janowski 67, 8 Artem Laguta 58, 9 Niels-Kristian Iversen 54, 10 Matej Zagar 52, 11 Janusz Kolodziej 50, 12 Jason Doyle 48, 13 Antonio Lindback 38, 14 Max Fricke 36, 15 Tai Woffinden 35, 16 Robert Lambert 28, 17 Bartosz Smektala 10, 18 Mikkel Michelsen 9, 19 Oliver Berntzon 7, 20 Vaclav Milik 4, 21 Maksym Drabik 4, 22 Matic Ivacic 2, 23 Jacob Thorsell 2, 24 Martin Smolinski 1.