SWINDON Robins skipper Jason Doyle edged closer to his first World Championship crown after scoring 10 points at the Torun Grand Prix last night.

With his latest haul the Australian has a 14-point lead over nearest competitor Patryk Dudek, after the Polish rider claimed his first GP victory on home soil.

The result means Doyle requires eight points from the final GP in Melbourne on October 28 to be crowned world champion.

Doyle missed out on a place in the final as his nearest challenger to the title Dudek took the honours in Poland, while Brit Tai Woffinden finished second and Slovenian star Matej Zagar claimed the final place on the podium.

In his first outing of the night Doyle, who is fresh from claiming the SGB Premiership title with Swindon, claimed all three points as he edged former world champion Woffinden.

Heat seven was less than ideal for the Swindon skipper who had to settle for a point when he was beaten by Vaclav Milik and Pawel Przedpelski In heat 12 the 32-year-old came away empty handed as Chris Holder took the win with Dudek and Max Fricke on his tail.

Despite this, he recovered well a heat later as the Australian picked up his second race win and got back on track by pipping Bartosz Zmarzlik and Peter Kildemand.

With two heats left, Doyle came second to Piotr Pawlicki, but ahead of Maceij Janowski as he booked his place in the first semi-final of the night.

However, the Australian could only a registered third-place finish behind Dudek and Zagar as he missed out on a final for only the second time this season.