Woffinden at the Top of his Game

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The Australian Born, British rider took top honours at the Warsaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix held over the weekend.

By Hayden Gregory

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Woffiden was clinical in front of 52 000 screaming Polish fan scoring nine points in the heats before claiming second in the semi to Matej Zagar. In the GP finale he secured the chequered flag with a sensational cutback on the opening corner to beat triple world champion Greg Hancock and and Zagar.

“We’re looking forward to the rest of the season and I am happy with how everything is going.” Woffinden, said. “I learnt a lot tonight and I’m going to take that forward with me. It’s going to be a long season, as it always is. But I feel like we’ve got the resources to do what we need to do. 

“I feel on top of my game. I feel the mistakes I made tonight, I won’t make them again.”

“I haven’t thought about the next GP. I didn’t actually know when the next GP was until I heard about five minutes ago. That’s the way I work.

“The less I think about speedway, the better for me. It’s nice to have a Sunday off, so I can go back home and relax with Faye. It’ll be a nice weekend.”

The victory now positions Woffinden in second place for the World Championship tied on 24 points with Greg Hancock. Chris Holder retains the lead on 26.

LOTTO WARSAW FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX OF POLAND SCORES: 
1 Tai Woffinden 14
2 Greg Hancock 14
3 Matej Zagar 14
4 Chris Holder 12
5 Fredrik Lindgren 12
6 Bartosz Zmarzlik 10
7 Maciej Janowski 10
8 Antonio Lindback 10
9 Patryk Dudek 8
10 Andreas Jonsson 8

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 
1 Chris Holder 26
2 Tai Woffinden 24
3 Greg Hancock 24
4 Peter Kildemand 21
5 Maciej Janowski 20
6 Antonio Lindback 20
7 Fredrik Lindgren 19
8 Jason Doyle 18
9 Matej Zagar 18
10 Bartosz Zmarzlik 18
16 Chris Harris 6

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