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Woffinden focused ahead of Cardiff Grand Prix

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Great Britain’s Tai Woffinden is both in-form and raring to go for this Saturday’s FIM British Speedway Grand Prix.

The current World Championship leader will be racing alongside fellow Brits Chris Harris and wild card Craig Cook at one of speedway’s most prestigious events, with over 40,000 fans expected to flock to the Millennium Stadium in the Welsh capital.

“I just want to keep enjoying my racing. That’s exactly what I’m doing right now and as long as that continues, I’m confident I can keep scoring the points,” said Woffinden, who is currently six points ahead of Dane Nicki Pedersen in the riders championship.

Woffy is in devastating form after the 24 year old featured for Team GB in the Speedway World Cup last month, in addition to retaining his British Championship at Wolverhampton also. He is just as consistent as club level, picking up points for Polish club Wroclaw and Swedish side Vetlanda.

The bookies have made him the odds on favourite due to his current lead and his win in the Czech Republic last time out, but the home favourite heads into this meeting as focused as ever.

“It’s another Grand Prix and another opportunity to score some points as far as I’m concerned. I’m just treating it the same as any other GP, although of course it will be different because it’s the British round, my home round.

“I’m not putting any pressure on myself going into the meeting, I’m just looking forward to it and I will give it my all.”

Woffinden later admitted that he hasn’t looked at the riders championship since his victory in Prague as he aims to keep his focus.

He said: “When it’s not a speedway day for me, I try and ignore everything that’s going on in the sport. I like to spend my private time relaxing and if you’re worrying about everything else going on in speedway, it will be playing on your mind all the time.

“I have not even looked at the table. Obviously I’m aware I’m ahead, but I just want to keep my head down and concentrate on my own form without worrying about anyone else. I’m really looking forward to Saturday and seeing all the British fans in Cardiff.”

The home favourite will look to further his advantage over Pedersen this weekend, with last season’s winner Greg Hancock also in contention to cement a final position.

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About Dale Ventham

Dale Ventham is an editor at The Sports Lowdown. He writes on the lower leagues of English football and Speedway in particular.

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