Tai set to make history
Great Britain Speedway Team Captain Tai Woffinden is just 12 points away from history – and becoming the greatest British rider that ever lived.
Woffinden, who inspired his nation to a Silver medal in this year’s FIM Monster Energy Speedway of Nations Championship, will win his third world title if he scores 12 points – although that figure could be less if title rival Bartek Zmarzlik drops points.
The Scunthorpe-born man holds a 10 point lead and should he win the championship he would become the youngest man to ever win three world titles.
Woffinden has undergone a media blackout, as he has done before when on the edge of glory, but spoke briefly of his excitement at getting racing again.
“I won’t say too much but I’m looking forward to the final round and getting racing again. I’ve had a busy time with sponsor meetings and stuff like that so now I just want to get out there and do what I’ve got to do,” he said.
“Nothing is done yet and I know exactly what I’ve got to do so I’ll just be focusing on scoring the points I need and winning races.”
Tai won the last Grand Prix event in Teterow, Germany to get within touching distance of the title and will go for glory on Saturday night in Torun, Poland, exclusively live on BT Sport.
Nothing is done yet and I know exactly what I’ve got to do so I’ll just be focusing on scoring the points I need and winning races.Tai Woffinden