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Woffy's Marketa Magic

20/05/2013 10:25:00

Forcefield rider and winner of the recent British championship Tai Woffinden moved within a point of the World Championship lead after becoming the country’s first SGP winner in nearly six years when he triumphed in the Mitas Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Prague on Saturday.


God Save the Queen rang out across the Marketa Stadium after Woffinden produced a gating master class to head Poland’s Krzysztof Kasprzak and the SGP series’ bionic man Nicki Pedersen, who bagged a bronze medal, despite breaking his left forearm just two weeks ago.

Russian Forcefield racer Emil Sayfutdinov was fourth after he was excluded for touching the tapes. He still left Prague as World Championship leader after notching 17 points.


Woffinden won four of his five heat rides and finished his five outings on 13 points, before working wonders to overhaul Pedersen and take the chequered flag in semi-final two.
He then exploded from gate one in the medal race to become the first Brit to win a Grand Prix since Chris Harris topped the rostrum in Cardiff on June 30, 2007.


Woffinden, who clinched the British Championship for the first time at Wolverhampton on Monday, will fly the Union flag in the Fogo British FIM Speedway Grand Prix at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on June 1.

Tai Woffinden

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