JASON Doyle has emerged as the favourite to lift this year’s World Championship trophy after winning his third Grand Prix in a row in Stockholm on Saturday night.

The Swindon star led the final from start to finish ahead of Chris Holder, Freddie Lindgren and Matej Zagar to open up a five-point advantage at the top of the standings.

Greg Hancock, who had topped the scorechart going into the meeting at the Friends Arena, fell at the semi-final hurdle, as did third-placed Tai Woffinden.

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Stockholm scorers: Jason Doyle 19 (1st), Chris Holder 13 (2nd), Fredrik Lindgren 14 (3rd), Matej Zagar 15 (4th), Bartosz Zmarzlik 12, Tai Woffinden 11, Piotr Pawlicki 10, Greg Hancock 9, Maciej Janowski 8, Niels-Kristian Iversen 7, Peter Kildemand 6, Kim Nilsson 5, Antonio Lindback 4, Michael Jepsen Jensen 4, Jacob Thorssell 1, Chris Harris 0.

Championship standings: Jason Doyle 123, Greg Hancock 118, Tai Woffinden 107, Bartosz Zmarzlik 100, Chris Holder 98, Piotr Pawlicki 81, Maciej Janowski 80, Antonio Lindback 74, Fredrik Lindgren 73, Niels-Kristian Iversen 64, Matej Zagar 64, Nicki Pedersen 62, Peter Kildemand 62, Andreas Jonsson 39, Chris Harris 33.