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WOFFY QUITS ELITSERIEN

Great Britain ace Tai Woffinden has revealed he will not compete in the Swedish Elitserien in 2020.

09 / 09 / 2019, 12:53

Great Britain ace Tai Woffinden has revealed he will not compete in the Swedish Elitserien in 2020.

The triple world champion’s Elitserien side Indianerna has been knocked out of the title play-offs and Woffy confirmed via their official website that he won’t be racing in Sweden next year.

He is keen to devote more time to the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series, subject to qualification or a wild-card pick for 2020, as well as the PGE Ekstraliga where he has raced for Wroclaw since 2013, guiding them into this year’s play-off final.

When I’m competing in many different countries, there are a lot of travel days, which makes it difficult to stick to a structured exercise and diet schedule.

Tai Woffinden

Woffinden isn’t the only top rider not competing in the Elitserien, with SGP rivals Emil Sayfutdinov, Leon Madsen, Martin Vaculik, Matej Zagar and Janusz Kolodziej all either racing solely in the Ekstraliga or just a few additional matches in another league.

The 29-year-old hopes it will boost his hopes of regaining the World Championship. He said: “For a long time I have been thinking about dropping another league and focusing more on the GP.

“Last year I opted out of the British league and now I want to try just racing in Poland as well as in the GP.

“The reason is that I want to be able to stay in better physical shape and be able to keep the same dietary schedule as during winter and pre-season.

“When I’m competing in many different countries, there are a lot of travel days, which makes it difficult to stick to a structured exercise and diet schedule.”

Woffinden admits Indianerna will be the first club he calls if he seeks a Swedish comeback in the future.

He said: “I have never raced for a club that was as well structured and organised as the Indians.

“If I come back to Elitserien, the Indians will definitely be the first club I contact.

“This decision has not been easy, but I have to try it to see if it improves me as a speedway rider.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the club's management, fans, sponsors and my team mates for a great time."

 

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