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TALKING DIRT | WOFFY'S EARLY INJURY SETBACK

Triple world champion Tai Woffinden admits his early-season injury layoff set him back as he bids to roar into top form in Wroclaw.

28 / 07 / 2021, 09:00

Triple world champion Tai Woffinden admits his early-season injury layoff set him back as he bids to roar into top form at this weekend’s Betard Wroclaw SGP of Poland.

The Great Britain hero and Swedish icon Freddie Lindgren feature on this week’s episode of Talking Dirt: Fuelled by Monster Energy, which is available from 11:00 UK time / 12:00 CET on @SpeedwayGP Facebook and YouTube.

The Talking Dirt cameras went behind the scenes with last year’s World Championship silver and bronze medallists as they warmed up for the Anlas Czech SGP in Prague. We also joined Woffinden as he picked up his retro-style helmet and headed into the city for some lunch with his family.

It has been tough after having some time off with the injury. I had a month off when everyone else was racing. But there are no excuses; we need to find some more speed and win some more races.

Tai Woffinden

Woffinden battled his way to third place in round one in Prague on July 16, but fell just one race point short of the semi-finals on day two, leaving him fifth in the World Championship on 24 points.

He still has nine rounds to race, starting with a double-header on his Polish home track Wroclaw this Friday and Saturday as he bids to close the 14-point gap to club team mate Maciej Janowski, who leads on 38.

Woffinden endured a tough start to his 2021 season, when he suffered shoulder ligament damage in a PGE Ekstraliga meeting at Grudziadz on April 23, which kept him sidelined for a month. He admits this hasn’t helped his cause as it allowed his rivals to get up to speed, but he’s determined to fight back at the iconic Olympic Stadium.

Reflecting on his opening rounds in Prague, he said: “Friday was alright. We struggled all night and we made it to the semis, the final and the podium.

“I was not up to speed at all. It has been tough after having some time off with the injury. I had a month off when everyone else was racing. But there are no excuses; we need to find some more speed and win some more races.”

Go behind the scenes with Woffinden and Lindgren on Talking Dirt: Fuelled by Monster Energy. Click on to @SpeedwayGP Facebook and YouTube from 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET to tune in.

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