Local speedway riders Jason Doyle and Alex Davies played significant roles in gaining championship honours for their Somerset Rebels Club in the 2013 British Premier League.
Last Monday night, both riders made a hefty contribution to the scoreboard to steer Somerset to a narrow three point aggregate success over Edinburgh in the second leg of the home and away grand final of the Premier League Championship.
Edinburgh established a two point lead after the first round at their home track with Jason Doyle (Newcastle) scoring 11 points and Alex Davies (Maitland) scoring 4 points. Somerset won by five points in the deciding second leg on their home track, giving them a three point aggregate win. Doyle top scored with 11 points and Davies scored 8 points.
It was a sweet victory for Somerset, having been beaten by Scunthorpe by the barest one point margin in last year’s Premier League Championship.
The win capped off a stellar year for Somerset as they also won the 2013 British Premier League Knock Out Cup – the coveted “double”.
Doyle and Davies formed part of a dominant Australian line up in the seven rider 2013 Somerset Rebels Club. Queenslanders Josh Grajczonek and Nick Morris take the Aussie tally to four and created history for the Somerset Club in winning its first ever Premier League Championship.
Jason Doyle and Josh Grajczonek carried the Somerset colours to victory in the 2013 Premier League Pairs Championship adding further to the club’s huge success and to Doyle’s fabulous personal record in the UK this year.