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WOFFY FOCUSED IN SILVER SHOWDOWN

Double world champion Tai Woffinden insists he remained focused on his own efforts when the pressure was on in the race for SGP silver.

27 / 10 / 2016, 12:30

Double world champion Tai Woffinden insists he remained focused on his own efforts when the pressure was on in the race for FIM Speedway World Championship silver.

The British-born star, who spent his childhood in Australia, finished second behind home hero Chris Holder in the QBE Insurance Australian SGP last Saturday.

I'm always focused on myself and nobody else. Whatever the other guys are doing that's down to them. I just concentrate on what I do and hope that's enough to beat them.

Tai Woffinden

SGP icon Greg Hancock was crowned world champion for a fourth time and Bartosz Zmarzlik pushed Woffinden all the way for silver in the absence of unlucky injury victim Jason Doyle.

Woffy was content to get the better of the Pole in a last-heat decider in the final and admits concentrating on his own scoring was vital in his quest for silver.

He said: "Melbourne was no different to any other Grand Prix. I was just focused on my own level of performance and my own racing.

“I'm always focused on myself and nobody else. Whatever the other guys are doing, that's down to them. I just concentrate on what I do and hope that's enough to beat them.

"I had some good racing and well done to the other guys, but during a meeting it's all about what I do.

"All I will add is congrats to Chris on winning the meeting and to Greg on winning a fourth world title – a mind-blowing achievement!"

Woffy admits he has to be happy with second in the world after a tricky year. He said: "When I look back at the season overall, I have to be happy with a silver medal.

"Considering how it went for me, I wasn't happy with my performance for various reasons. I'm really happy to get silver and it gives me something to build on for next year."

Woffinden paid tribute to all the fans who backed him Down Under. He said: "Riding in Melbourne was like a second home Grand Prix to me. It was amazing again and thanks to all the fans who turned out.

"I'm now going to spend time catching up with friends and family, so I'm looking forward to that. Thanks again to all my fans for their support throughout the year."

 

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