JASON Doyle served his hopes of reaching the automatic Speedway Grand Prix qualification frame a huge boost on Saturday night at the Danish Grand Prix in Vojens.

Swindon Robins skipper Doyle registered 11 points out of a possible 15 from his five qualifying rides, before exiting round eight of the world championship series at the semi final stage after being beaten up on track by Emil Sayfutdinov and Matej Zagar.

The Australian’s improved efforts at the sport’s highest level means he now trails eighth placed Matej Zagar by just five points with two rounds remaining, the next of those occurring at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium for the British Grand Prix.

The meeting was won by Polish ace Bartosz Zmarzlik, who edged a step closer to becoming Poland’s third world champion following Jerzy Szczakiel’s efforts in 1973 and Tomasz Gollob’s triumph nine years ago.

Zmarzlik, who used to ride for the Birmingham Brummies, said after the meeting that he won’t allow himself to be carried away by his third Grand Prix win of the season.

He said: “I am not looking at the table. I am only focused on myself. I will see the table after the last heat in Torun.

“It feels very nice to win this GP. This feels unbelievable because after my first heat I didn’t feel so fast.

“I didn’t feel the best. I knew I could do better and in the GP, every point is so very important. I scored 18 points today, so that’s not bad.

“I had different setups for the semi-final and final. It was good work from all my team to get there and I have to say thank you very much to them. Now I am looking forward to Cardiff.”