A SECOND successive double-figure points haul has significantly boosted Jason Doyle’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s Speedway Grand Prix series.

Robins skipper Doyle scored 13 points at the British Grand Prix in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday night, finishing fourth behind world title hopefuls Leon Madsen, Emil Sayfutdinov and Bartosz Zmarzlik.

Despite finishing the grand final last, Doyle, 33, will certainly enter the series’ final round full of confidence knowing his Grand Prix status can be saved with another eye-catching performance.

After scoring 11 points from a possible 15 in his qualifying rides, the Torun star finished second behind popular Pole – and world championship leader – Bartosz Zmarzlik in semi-final two.

From the tricky gate three, Doyle trailed from the tapes as Madsen seized the final’s initiative to win on a night where passing was at a premium.

Despite Madsen winning his second Grand Prix of the year, he faces an uphill task if he is to surprise the speedway world and claim the world title at his first attempt.

Zmarzlik tops the world championship table by seven points from Russian Sayfutdinov with Madsen a further two points behind.

British GP champion Madsen said: “I had a talk with my girlfriend at home before the meeting; I said ‘I might not be world champion this year, but wouldn’t it be nice to win the two biggest events on the calendar and finish off as No.1 in the Polish Ekstraliga rankings.

“At the moment, I am No.1 in the Polish rankings. I have won the two biggest events - I am very happy.”