WOFFINDEN WINS IN GORZOW

Saturday August 26, 2017
GREAT Britain's Tai Woffinden claimed his first Grand Prix success of the season with a terrific display in Gorzow, Poland.

The Wolverhampton asset dropped just two points from his five programmed rides before settling for a second qualification spot in his semi-final.

While home Pole Patryk Dudek made the best start, it was Woffinden who squeezed through the tightest of gaps on the entrance of lap two to hit the front before charging to his first top spot of the season - in what was also his maiden Grand Final place of the campaign too.

The result leaves Woffinden fourth in the standings, four points behind third placed Dudek and just eight behind World Championship leader Jason Doyle.

Said Woffinden: "It's a good situation to be in because there's no pressure on me at all.

"All the pressure is on the three boys above me and realistically it's their Championship to lose.

"I'm just getting warmed up really and I'm starting to come through like a steam train."

The result for Woffinden came on a positive day overall for British Speedway as youngster Robert Lambert was also crowned European Under-21 Champion earlier the same day.

POLISH FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX, Gorzow
Tai Woffinden 18 (1st), Patryk Dudek 13 (2nd), Jason Doyle 14 (3rd), Bartosz Zmarzlik 10 (4th), Emil Sayfutdinov 11, Fredrik Lindgren 11, Piotr Pawlicki 9, Michael Jepsen Jensen 8, Matej Zagar 7, Vaclav Milik 7, Martin Vaculik 7, Krzysztof Kasprzak 6, Maciej Janowski 6, Antonio Lindback 5, Martin Smolinski 4, Chris Holder 2.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After round 8 of 12)
Jason Doyle 97, Maciej Janowski 94, Patryk Dudek 93, Tai Woffinden 89, Fredrik Lindgren 87, Bartosz Zmarzlik 80, Emil Sayfutdinov 79, Martin Vaculik 66, Antonio Lindback 60, Piotr Pawlicki 59, Matej Zagar 57, Chris Holder 52, Greg Hancock 45, Niels-Kristian Iversen 44, Peter Kildemand 26, Vaclav Milik 20, Nicki Pedersen 8, Maksims Bogdanovs 8, Michael Jepsen Jensen 8, Kenneth Bjerre 7, Krzysztof Kasprzak 6, Martin Smolinski 5, Przemyslaw Pawlicki 3, Craig Cook 2, Josh Bates 2, Linus Sundstrom 2, Nick Skorja 1, Josef Franc 0, Matej Kus 0, Adam Ellis 0.

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