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WOFFY'S POLISH HOME

Triple world champion Tai Woffinden admits he made himself very much at home in Wroclaw after moving to the city for the 2020 season.

26 / 10 / 2020, 12:49

Triple world champion Tai Woffinden admits he made himself very much at home in Wroclaw after moving to the city for the 2020 season.

The Great Britain hero jetted across from his UK base after riders were required to relocate to Poland, ensuring the PGE Ekstraliga season could be staged amid global travel disruption.

Woffy was quickly joined by his wife Faye and their two daughters. He admits having them by his side helped him settle in nicely.

I feel great here, but the most important thing for me is that my family was with me. I cannot imagine a situation where I would have to sit alone in Poland. Home is always where the family is.

Tai Woffinden

He told Przeglad Sportowy: “I have been racing in Wroclaw for nine years, so I have already got to know the city very well.

“I know nice restaurants, not only those located close to the market square. I feel great here, but the most important thing for me is that my family was with me. I cannot imagine a situation where I would have to sit alone in Poland. Home is always where the family is.”

Woffy admits he was pleasantly surprised to find almost everything he needed in Poland’s shops after stocking up on some essentials before he travelled.

He added: “I took so many things because I was afraid that I would not find my favourite products over there. However, I quickly realised that I was wrong and I found most of my delicacies in Polish stores without any problems.”

Woffinden had only planned to race in Poland this year, having opted out of the Bauhaus Elitserien in Sweden.

Having finished second in this year’s World Championship after winning a run-off with Freddie Lindgren for the bronze medal, the former Wolverhampton star believes he raced just the right amount of meetings as he contested the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series and PGE Ekstraliga.

But asked whether he planned to make his move to Poland permanent, Woffy insisted he hasn’t thought that far ahead.

He said: “The number of meetings this season was optimal for me, and when it comes to living permanently in Poland, it is indeed possible. For now, however, my plans with Faye do not go that far. When we come back to Poland for pre-season training, we will decide where to live in the coming months.”

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