Brave Aussie Doyle was five points clear in the championship last Oct, when he suffered multiple injuries
SPEEDWAY’S bionic man Jason Doyle heads to the British Grand Prix at Cardiff on Saturday as joint leader in the series and says: “After last year’s crash I’m just happy to be alive.”
Brave Aussie Doyle, 31, was five points clear in the world championship last October, when he suffered multiple injuries in the Polish GP after hitting the fence at 75mph.
He said: “As soon as I crashed I felt my arm snap. I also broke the coccyx bone at the base of my back and a whole bunch of ribs too.”
“But it was the pictured lung and bruising my right lung that caused me the most discomfort.
“I could feel a gargling motion in my lungs and was struggling to breathe. I knew I was in serious trouble.”
His injury last October was exactly a year after he broke his neck in the Aussie GP in Melbourne.
He added: “Getting back on track after the broken neck was tougher mentally because my former Aussie team mate Darcy Ward had suffered an almost identical injury but it left him paralysed.”
Now Doyle lines up for Saturday’s Grand Prix in Cardiff as the joint leader was nursing yet another injury.
The Swindon captain crashed in Poland last month and needed three plates and 14 screws inserted in an op to mend his broken right foot.
Incredibly, he raced with the injury at there Danish GP just FIVE days after the foot break, with no talk of the injuries, finishing fourth. He now cannot wait for the GP this weekend.
He said: “I absolutely love Cardiff. With 50,000 fans roaring you on there’s no other atmosphere like it.”
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