SWINDON Robins skipper Jason Doyle will look to secure his place in the 2020 Speedway Grand Prix series this evening when he competes in the final round of this year’s world championship.

Doyle currently sits ninth on the leaderboard ahead of the season finale at the Torun GP of Poland, with only the top eight automatically guaranteed an invitation into next year’s competition.

The Australian sits on 73 points after nine rounds, although he is only one point below eighth-placed Matej Zagar and a further point adrift of Patryk Dudek one spot above.

Doyle, who won the world title in 2017, arrives in Poland off the back of his most fruitful round of the season at the British GP in Cardiff a fortnight ago.

The 33-year-old registered 13 points en route to qualifying for the final at the Principality Stadium – just the second time he has made the podium race in the competition this year.

At the top of the standings, Poland’s Bartosz Zmarzlik is favourite to win the title as he begins tonight’s GP holding a seven-point lead at the summit.

Zmarzlik has collected 118 points over nine rounds and is the only man to win three Grands Prix this season.

Russian Emil Sayfutdinov is his nearest challenger on 111 points, with Denmark’s Leon Madsen the only other man over the 100-point mark on 109.

Competing in front of a home crowd, Zmarzlik is keen to produce a strong showing and clinch the crown.

“I am excited and I will do everything to do it for the Polish fans,” said Zmarzlik.

“I want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me. Keep your fingers crossed and we will see what happens.”