FORMER Swindon Robins captain Jason Doyle will go for a fourth Peter Craven Memorial Trophy victory in Belle Vue’s season-opener on Monday March 21.

Doyle, who is back in the Premiership this season with Ipswich Witches, is one of 10 initial names confirmed in an impressive line-up which also includes three-time world champion Tai Woffinden, GB Speedway of Nations winner Robert Lambert, former Robins and Aces favourite Matej Zagar, and Danish stars Niels-Kristian Iversen and Nicolai Klindt.

Another member of the 2019 League and Cup double-winning Robins line-up, Tobiasz Musielak, is a confirmed starter along with home regulars Brady Kurtz, Tom Brennan, and Norick Blodorn.

Belle Vue CEO Mark Lemon said: “We always express every year how excited we are for the Peter Craven Memorial, but this year is looking truly exceptional.

“Not only do we have one of the strongest line-ups we’ve ever seen, but we also see the return of the thrilling and impressive six-rider Grand Final to decide the winner.

“It is fantastic to see the likes of Žagar, Iversen and Lambert finally taking their place in this prestigious event, along with a number of our current Belle Vue riders.”

Meanwhile, Bjarne Pedersen’s farewell meeting at Poole on March 30 will feature sides representing two title-winning clubs from the 2021 campaign.

The Dane won three top-flight league crowns during his time with the Pirates, who then took the Championship honours last year – while Pedersen helped Peterborough to win the Premiership.

The meeting will include the bulk of the clubs’ 2022 line-ups with the addition of the Robins’ British Champion Adam Ellis and former GP star Peter Kildemand.

Poole promoter Danny Ford said: “We are looking to make this a memorable evening for Bjarne, who has been the consummate professional throughout his long career.

“I think it will be the perfect way to kick-start our speedway season, and I hope we can attract a large crowd to honour Bjarne for the service he has given to British racing.”