SWINDON Robins skipper Jason Doyle has only three rounds remaining to guarantee his spot in next year’s Speedway Grand Prix series – and he must make up 10 points on eighth placed Artem Laguta in that time.

His late top tier mission starts tonight in Vojens at the Danish Grand Prix.

Doyle, 33, has been a shining light in the Swindon camp this year – averaging 9.88 points per four rides in his last 20 SGB Premiership meetings.

But his Grand Prix form has been consistently below the levels he would expect in the sport’s highest tier.

Scores of five, six or seven in six of the series’ seven rounds to date have left Doyle 10 points short of the top eight frame – a frame that guarantees a rider’s spot in next year’s series.

With seventh-placed Maciej Janowski – a former Swindon rider – an additional nine points clear of Laguta, Doyle’s only realistic hope of guaranteeing his Grand Prix status for a further year seems to hinge on his efforts to overhaul the Russian.

Between Laguta and Doyle are Matej Zagar, Niels-Kristian Iversen and Janusz Kolodziej – making the Aussie’s mission no easy task.