WORLD champion and former Somerset Rebels rider Jason Doyle will make a one-off appearance at the Oaktree Arena in February, to officially launch Kelvin Tatum and Nigel Pearson’s winter tour.

The Aussie ace will appear at the home of the Rebels on Thursday, February 1 for a special ‘Evening with Jason Doyle’ hosted by the BT Sport duo.

It will be Tatum and Pearson's fourth successive winter tour, as they help fans get in the mood for the 2018 speedway season.

Doyle said: “I’ve got a lot of respect for Kelvin because I know what a great rider he was, both on the Long Track and Speedway.

“He’s always good to talk to, and his partnership with Nige in commentary is great.

"I watch the Grand Prix coverage back whenever I can and to hear them shouting my name as champion sends a shiver down my spine.

“I’m looking forward to a great night with them on stage, and it will be great to meet up with the fans.”

The tour continues across various venues through to February 13, with tickets on sale online from, in the booking office section.

Jason Doyle tickets will also be available to buy in person from the Oaktree Arena this Sunday, between 10am and noon.

Standard tour tickets are £10, with limited VIP packages available for the Doyle evening at £30 (includes early entry, priority seating, meet and greet with Doyle, and a buffet).