King's Lynn skipper purchases equipment from former world champion
King’s Lynn Stars skipper Lewis Kerr is grateful to have bought machinery from former speedway World Champion Jason Doyle.
Australian veteran Doyle, who took the FIM Grand Prix world title in 2017, recently revealed he will not compete in the 2021 British campaign after Swindon Robins took a one-year sabbatical due to stadium building work.
Predictably there were web whispers that Norwich-based Doyle could be a target for nearby Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena, but Dersingham racer Kerr casts doubt on whether this was ever a realistic prospect.
He said the Aussie needed to make the best decision for himself: “He’s signed in Poland and Sweden now,.
“Swindon pulled out and now he’s gone to Sweden. Most people will want to be racing regularly.
“I did see some stuff from Twitter and Facebook about Doyley. It’s tough. Deep down I knew he’d probably go to Sweden.
“I got on really well with Jason. I bought two or three engines off him now and they’ve been fantastic. He has been really good to me.”
Doyle said on social media: “Absolutely gutted that I won’t be riding in England in the 2021 season. Swindon last week informed me of the sad news they are not going to compete in the 2021 British season.
“I have now made my decision to sign a contract in Sweden... for Dackarna for 2021 in the elite series.”
Kerr added: “I bought an engine off him and picked it up at his home over Norwich-way. Ever since then I’ve bought another two engines off him. What he sold me have been fantastic: basically that, really.”
Getting set-up tips from the former Elite League Riders’ Champion has been a little more elusive, as the 30-year-old revealed: “These sort of top Grand Prix guys aren’t going to give too much away. That’s how they’ve got where they are.
“I’ve asked about the engines he’s sold me and got feedback on them. Whether that’s the set-up he would have used, I’m not sure.”