Menu
Card image cap

FIVE FACTS: TAI WOFFINDEN

SGP Five Facts brings you five things you may not know about the FIM Speedway Grand Prix class of 2017. Today it’s Tai Woffinden.

20 / 04 / 2017, 12:00

SGP Five Facts brings you five things you may not know about the FIM Speedway Grand Prix class of 2017. Today it’s Tai Woffinden.

1. What a difference three years makes! Woffinden made his SGP debut in the 2010 FIM Speedway World Championship, exiting after finishing 14th overall in a year which saw him lose his father and mentor Rob to cancer. But the Brit showed extraordinary steel and character to bounce back and defy odds of 500/1 to win the 2013 world title.

2. He became Britain’s joint most successful rider in the FIM Speedway World Championship when he won title No.2 in 2015, with only Peter Craven and Welsh star Freddie Williams joining him in GB’s double world champions club.

3. Woffy is also the youngest rider to lift the World Championship in the SGP era since 1995, winning in 2013 aged 23 years and 56 days.

4. The 26-year-old has six SGP victories to his name, with three of them coming at Prague’s Marketa Stadium as he topped the Czech SGP rostrum three years running from 2013 to 2015.

5. Woffinden has made 24 SGP final appearances over four seasons since returning to the series in 2013. A third of those came on his way to title No.2 in 2015, when he reached eight.

 

Card image cap

VIDEO | LAST YEAR IN MELBOURNE

FIM Speedway Grand Prix wins don't get bigger than this for Chris Holder. Here's how he won the 2016 QBE Insurance Australian SGP.

Card image cap

IVERSEN'S WILD AMBITION

Niels-Kristian Iversen hopes his status as Danish No.1 gives him the edge in the battle for an FIM Speedway Grand Prix wild card.

Card image cap

DREAM CALL-UP FOR DAVE

Aussie star Dave Watt bids farewell to the sport with a guaranteed five rides in the QBE Insurance Australian SGP on Saturday.

Card image cap

WARD: HOLDER WILL BOUNCE BACK

Darcy Ward backed good friend Chris Holder to regain top form in 2018 as he fights for SGP survival in Melbourne on Saturday.

Card image cap

PEDERSEN BACK IN SWEDEN

Danish racer Nicki Pedersen is back in the Swedish Elitserien for 2018 after joining newly-promoted Vastervik.

Card image cap

DOYLE: WEBBER'S WORDS OF WISDOM

Jason Doyle admits a pep talk from Mark Webber helped him through one of the most gruelling nights of his career as he chases SGP gold.

Card image cap

ELITSERIEN | MALILLA KEEP MAGIC

Polish star Maciej Janowski remains in Dackarna colours for 2018 after signing a fresh deal.

Card image cap

KILDEMAND'S SPRINT FINISH

Danish racer Peter Kildemand is pleased to be ending 2017 on a high as he prepares for the QBE Insurance Australian SGP in Melbourne.