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Tai Woffinden 2013 Speedway World Champion

07/10/2013 11:21:00

Tai Woffinden 2013 Speedway World Champion
Congratulations to Forcefield support speedway racer Tai Woffinden who wrapped up the 2013 World Championship in style at the Torun FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland on Saturday.

Tai became Britain's first World speedway champion since 2000 and the second Forcefield supported rider in two years to win the World Championship after Australian Chris Holder won the 2012 series.

The 23-year-old started the evening needing just six points to secure the gold medal and tallied 10 to end the season on 151. He finished the job off with a sublime victory in heat five and was aided by Torun SGP winner Adrian Miedzinski, who passed Woffy’s nearest rival and fellow Forcefield supported racer Jaroslaw Hampel for second place.

Interviewed after the race Tai said he is desperate for a quiet night at home - so he can fully appreciate his achievement in taking the sport's ultimate prize.

But he hardly had time to reflect on his fairy-tale story as he had a three-hour road trip to an open meeting the next morning.

"I just haven't been able to sit and think too much about what has happened," said the Wolverhampton man, who was born in Scunthorpe.

"All I can tell you is that the moment when I went over the line and I realised I'd done it was amazing. I made the most of that moment but I knew I still had more racing to do on the night and I wanted to show respect to the other riders. And when I was interviewed and got the trophy presented of course I enjoyed the moment - but because of my schedule it's just not sunk in as much as I would like!"

Tai Woffinden

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