Reigning FIM Speedway world champion Tai Woffinden bounced back to top form last weekend at the Mitas Finnish FIM Speedway Grand Prix as he took second place, but most importantly the most points from the weekend.
Wofffinden hadn’t had the best start to the year but remained positive through his lack of form.
“I’m really pleased about it all and really think I have something to build on from here.” said Woffinden.
“I’m not going to say what has changed or anything like that, I’m just pleased I’m back to something like my best.
“Yes, I was feeling down after Bydgoszcz, but I never had any doubt in my own ability. How could I be so good last season, win the world title and then become this bad? I knew I had the ability and that’s what kept me going.
“I knew things were better in the build-up to Finland because I was riding well in the leagues in Poland, Sweden and England – and thankfully I was able to keep it going.”
Matej Zagar won the Grand Prix in Finland, his first win in the top class as he took advantage of a small mistake from Woffinden.
“Congratuations to Matej, that’s a big thing for him, I was feeling comfortable in front and then I locked up too much and the priority then was to get the bike back under control.
“I saw what was happening, I read the situation and I knew he was going to pass me and there was nothing I could do about it!
“But I finished top scorer and my season starts now!”
SGP heads to Prague next at the end of the month and Woffinden will be looking to continue his strong form as the championship battle resumes.