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In 2015 I won my second world title, my first was in 2013, and I won 3 British Titles back to back. I race domestically across Europe in Poland and Sweden and in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series.

Speedway is pretty much motorsport in its rawest form. We race 500cc motorbikes that weigh around 75kg, and they accelerate faster than an F1 car with top speeds of up to 80mph. The big difference is we don't have brakes! The bike just has a throttle, clutch and one gear and we race on shale-based oval tracks and you basically power-slide around the corners. It's pretty gnarly!

Each race has four riders, we do four laps and the first placed rider gets three points, second two, third one and nothing for finishing last. In the GP Series, the top 16 riders in the world race over 11 rounds, and every point you score counts towards your overall total. The top eight scorers from each round go into two semi-finals, and then the top two from those races go into the final, where the winner is decided.

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TAI – GOOD TO BE BACK

TOP BRIT Tai Woffinden says it was ‘good to be back’ riding for his country last week. The Scunthorpe born double World Champion scored a stunning 38 points out of a possible 39 in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Final.

But it wasn’t quite enough to hand GB the gold as Russia pipped them to the post in the final – despite Woffinden winning the race. Now he’s looking forward to a bright new future for the national side under the franchise ownership of Rob Painter and Vicky Blackwell through their VRX Motorsport team.

“This is the first stage of a five-year plan for GB and whilst Rob Painter (team supremo) is making all the right noises I’ll be alongside him, he said. “I want to say I’m proud of young Robert Lambert, he did a great job throughout the tournament and also a special mention to Craig Cook who travelled with us and was a big member for us as part of the team.

“It was good to be back racing for my country on a team basis." Woffinden has explained the circumstances behind the final in Poland – he won the decider but with Russian duo Artem Laguta and Emil Sayfutdinov claiming second and third they effectively won the race 3+1-3.

He said: “The plan was to win the final 5-1 or 4-2 and we knew we could do that so that was the goal. In a final like that you cannot slow down the race like I did in previous heats. The competition is just too good, maybe 10 years ago you could but at world level now anyone can beat anyone and you have to do the best job you can.

“Unfortunately the event rules state if you’re second and third you’re better then the winner! There’s not many things in life where you get rewarded for losing! I would like to congratulate Emil and Artem for their world title and look forward to doing it all again next year.”

Woffinden has also congratulated newly crowned British Champion Lambert, who romped to the title with a six-ride maximum in Manchester on Monday. He’s the future,” said Woffinden. “Congratulations to him, he deserves it. I know what it means to win your first national title and it’s pretty special.”

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Career

2006:

Western Australian Under-16s champion

Scunthorpe all conquering Scorpions Conference Shield, Knock Out Cup, Conference Trophy, Lincolnshire Cup ,Conference Championship

Awarded supporters rider of the year (SRA)

Awarded young supporters Rider of the Year for the Scorpions at Scunthorpe

Nominated West Australian Young Sports Person of the Year

Awarded most improved Under-21 rider (MCWA)

2007

Youngest ever rider to appear in the British Championship Final

1st in the Karlstad Open

Conference League Riders Champion

British Under-18 Champion

Premier League Championship with Rye House

Conference League Championship with Scunthorpe

Awarded supporters rider of the year (SRA)

Awarded young rider of the year (SRA)

2008

Winner in British Under-21 Championship at Arena-Essex

Rode for Great Britain at Vojens in Speedway World Cup

Captain of Great Britain Under-21 team

British Under-18 Champion at Scunthorpe

Winner in Premier League Riders Championship at Sheffield

2009

Captain of the Great Britain Under 21s Team(Germany)

First in World Under-21 Championship semi-final in Hungary

Winner British Elite League with Wolverhampton

2010

Competed in the 2010 Speedway Grand Prix series

2011

Winner in British Under-21 Championship at Arena-Essex

Winner Golden Ribbon at Pardubice, Czech Republic

Winner Young Rider of the Year at Wolverhampton

Winner Rider of the Year at Wolverhampton

2012

Winner Rider of the Year at Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Wolves Top Scorer

Winner Rob Woffinden Classic in Perth, Australia

2013

Winner British Speedway Championship

Winner Czech Speedway Grand Prix

FIM Speedway World Champion

MCN Man Of The Year

W.S.R.A Rider Of The Year

BT Sports Panel Minority Sports Person Of The Year

Made Team GB Captain

Wolverhampton Speedway Supporters Rider Of The Year

2014

Winner British Speedway Championship

Winner Czech Speedway Grand Prix

Winner Swedish Speedway Grand Prix

Parliament MPS Award, Travis Perkins Achievement award

Elit Vetlanda Rider Of The Year

2015

British Champion

Speedway World Champion

FIM Scandinavian Grand Prix Winner

FIM Czech Republic Grand Prix Winner

Swedish ElitSerien Winner

2016

British Elite League Wolverhampton Champion

2nd Speedway World Champion

Crew

Peter Johns (Engine Tuner)

Jacek Trojanowski (Chief Mechanic)

Konrad Darwinski (Mechanic)

Robert Ruszala (Mechanic)

Leszek Wiśniewski (Mechanic)

Nigel Pearson (PR)

Simon Pykett (Web Design)