SWINDON Robins skipper Jason Doyle has been crowned the new FIM World Speedway Champion in Melbourne after victory at today's Australian Grand Prix.

The 32-year-old Aussie, who captained the Robins to domestic success in the SGB Premiership this term, has repeated the feat by claiming his first world title.

Doyle needed a total of eight points at the Etihda to ensure he overcame Polish rider Patryk Dudek to take top-spot.

He rose to that challenge in spectacular fashion by bagging a monster haul of 19 points, including overall GP victory after a brilliant win in the final.

The Swindon man made a flying start on home soil as he settled his nerves with a heat win in his first outing, pipping Martin Vaculik to first place in the fourth heat.

Three heats later, Doyle picked up another three points in a strong ride, meaning he needed a solitary point from his next race in heat 10.

After crashing out of the Torun GP last year, the Aussie saw his world title bid ended by injury.

However, that wasn't to be the case this year as Doyle, who broke three bones in his foot whilst riding in Poland, clinched the title at the earliest opportunity with his third heat win of the night.

Doyle becomes the second Swindon rider to become world champion, alongside club legend Barry Briggs, who was champion in 1964 and 1966.