Speedway - Woffinden will not let Polish heroics go to his head

Tai Woffinden may have enjoyed the best weekend of his career in Poland, but the British star is determined to keep his feet on the ground.

Speedway - Woffinden becomes Britain's first world champion in 13 years

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Tai Woffinden (Speedway GP)

The Scunthorpe-born rider reached his first Speedway Grand Prix final in Bydgoszcz and left the track with 14 points.

He currently lies in fourth in the World Championship standings while he continues to star for both Polish side Wroclaw and Wolverhampton in the British Elite League.

He said: “It has been an amazing few days and obviously I’m very pleased with the way things have gone. I’m delighted about the Grand Prix result; everything just seemed to be working for me on the night, although I admit I made a bit of a mistake with the bike set-up in the final.”

The 22-year-old lost out to eventual winner Emil Sayfutdinov, Matej Zagar and Tomasz Gollob in the medal race.

“I should have changed the set-up but I will learn for next time,” he added. “I’m not going to beat myself up over it, but I’m kind of disappointed about not doing it because I felt really fast and good going into the final.

“But it has been a good weekend for me and it’s a nice feeling for me to get a Grand Prix final under my belt. I’m really pleased with that.”

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