ROUND 4/MAY 18, 2013
MARKETA STADIUM/PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
WORLD SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX SERIES
STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY
reat Britain's Tai Woffinden moved within a point
of the World Championship lead after becoming the
country's first Speedway Grand
Prix winner in nearly six years
when he triumphed in the Mitas
Czech Republic FIM Speedway
Grand Prix in Prague on Saturday
God Save the Queen rang out
across the Marketa Stadium after
Woffinden beat Poland's Krzysztof Kasprzak and the series' bionic man Nicki Pedersen, who finished third despite breaking his
left forearm just two weeks ago.
Russian racer Emil Sayfutdinov
was fourth after he was excluded
for touching the tapes. He still
left Prague as the World Championship leader after notching 17
points on the night.
Woffinden won four of his
five heat rides and finished his
five outings on 13 points, before
working wonders to overhaul
Pedersen and take the checkered flag in semi-final two.
He then exploded from gate
one in the final to become the
first Brit to win a Grand Prix since
Chris Harris topped the rostrum
in Cardiff on June 30, 2007.
Woffinden, who clinched the
British Championship for the
route to winning
Prix on Saturday
There could not be more hype
first time at Wolverhampton on
Monday, will fly the Union flag in surrounding the 22-year-old, who
the Fogo British FIM Speedway is riding at the top of his game.
Woffinden will have a raucous
Grand Prix at Cardiff's Millennium
Stadium on June 1.
crowd behind him in the Welsh