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WORKING HOLIDAY FOR WOFFY

Triple world champion Tai Woffinden insists he has been working hard during his break Down Under as he targets title No.4 in 2019.

06 / 02 / 2019, 11:27

Triple world champion Tai Woffinden insists he has been working hard during his break Down Under as he targets title No.4 in 2019.

The Scunthorpe-born man, who was raised in Perth, Western Australia, has been enjoying the sun with wife Faye and daughter Rylee since becoming the first Brit to win three world titles last October.

While he has made the most of some quality time with his family, that hasn’t stopped Woffinden putting in the hours to ensure he returns to the shale in tip-top condition this spring.

I won’t be telling any secrets of exactly what we’ve been doing but when the season starts, I’ll be in the best shape possible.

Tai Woffinden

Woffy, who has been following a training programme devised by GB Speedway Team staff, told GBSpeedwayTeam.com: “I’ve been cruising really, just enjoying the time off but obviously I’ve stayed healthy. I’ve been working hard and when the time comes I know I’ll be ready.

“I won’t be telling any secrets of exactly what we’ve been doing but when the season starts, I’ll be in the best shape possible.

“I’ve been catching up with family and friends and spending loads of time with the girls (wife Faye and daughter Rylee), which has been really nice.

“During the season it’s hard to spend quality time with the family so it’s really nice in the winter when you can spend so much time together. We’ve been in Australia a little while and it’s been good to get away from the cold for a bit!”

Woffinden is ready to step up his preparations for 2019 when he returns to Europe at the end of February. He will also be catching up with fans when he appears alongside SGP commentator Nigel Pearson at events in Workington and Scunthorpe next month.

He said: “We’ve got a few more weeks in Australia and then we’re back. Obviously I’ve got a few tour dates with Nigel that I’m looking forward to and it will be great to go and meet some of the fans who support me all the time.

“I like doing these events; it’s cool to meet up with the people who support me year in, year out and to have a bit of fun.

“But I’ll be getting my head down and working even harder when I get back so I’m 100% ready by the time of the first GP.

“Everyone knows I want to retain the title and I’ll be making sure I give myself the best chance to do it.”

 

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