Whilst the Swedish and Polish league finish their regular season this week, in Great Britain the Premiership still has over a month to go.
British U21 rider, Robert Lambert has been a GP wildcard who has been able to participate in the World Championship series alongside three times world champion, Tai Woffinden. But on the Sunday of the Speedway of Nations, when both were out injured, the shortage of world class British riders at the moment was evident to all.
Lambert's injury has prevented him from riding with King's Lynn Stars whilst and the 29-year-old speedway superstar from Scunthorpe has chosen not to participate in the country's national league.
But that has given space for 2017 World Champion, Australia and Swindon Robins' Jason Doyle (pictured) to climb up into top position in the individual rider's table. In fact, Australians are the most dominant nation in the British league where in the top 20 half are Roos.
The top 4 are all Australians and apart from Denmark's Kenneth Bjerre, are the only riders in the league with a heat average greater than 2.0:
Jason Doyle - Swindon Robins - 2.177
Max Fricke - Belle Vue Aces - 2.173
Troy Batchelor - Swindon Robins - 2.155
Brady Kurtz - Poole Pirates - 2.111
Kenneth Bjerre - Belle Vue Aces - 2.067
Swedish reader's may be interested to note that their national champion, Jacob Thorssell is one of the few Swedes who is riding in Great Britain. He is currently with league leader's Poole Pirates and is sitting in 13th place in the individual rider standings.