SWINDON Robins captain Jason Doyle is riding the crest of a wave at the moment as he enjoys a fine season on multiple fronts.

Doyle, who committed to another two seasons at the Abbey Stadium at the end of last week, has enjoyed paid maximums in both of Swindon’s last two meetings.

Add to that the fact that Doyle is just seven points off the lead in the Grand Prix series and things are looking pretty good for the Australian.

With a week of no action for the Robins this week, the 30-year-old will next be back in action in Germany as he looks to close the gap on Grand Prix leader Greg Hancock even further.

“If someone said to me I’d be seven points off the lead in the seventh round, I’d have bitten their hand off,” he said.

“There’s still a long way to go. I’m still saying that I want to be top-eight but now I want to be pushing for a little bit higher.”

Doyle went into the year ranked fifth in the world, but was yet to win a Grand Prix meeting, having made two finals last season.

He came close to breaking his duck in the first Grand Prix of this season when he came second in Slovenia behind Peter Kildemand.

But his moment came at the end of June when he clinched victory in heat 23 in the Czech Republic, and he followed it up with another win last time out in Poland to reduce the gap on leader Hancock and take second spot outright in the overall standings.

Now Doyle has one eye on the season finale in his home country of Australia and, having crashed and ended up in hospital in the equivalent race last season, Doyle knows that he can’t take anything for granted.

“I’m really enjoying it at the moment but like I said a few times now, you could have one bad round and I’d be out of the top eight,” he added.

“There’s a lot more points up for grabs and I know what my job is at hand. I just want to stay focused and hopefully see what happens in Melbourne.”