Monday, 27 July 2015 15:49

Tai maintains his championship lead at the Swedish FIM SGP

Rock Oil supported rider Tai Woffinden maintained his lead in the world championship standings this past weekend, achieving second place in the Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix on Saturday. The 2013 world champion is currently nine points clear of his nearest rival with 80 in total.

Tai had been dogged by illness this week but happy in his current position halfway through the championship. He said: “I’ve felt pretty ill all week. I’ve had a cold and I ate some bad chicken in Poland last week, so I haven’t felt the best. So to come here and ride like I have done, feeling like that, is a great achievement for me. I’m looking forward to the next meeting.

“Everybody knows how long the season is. I just have to keep my head down and keep focused.”

The sixth round has been held at the G&B Arena in Malilla, famous for its torrential downpours. Tai was impressed with the level of support from the volunteers who helped prepare the track in time for the race: “Full credit to the people who worked here.

"I woke up and saw rain and it was coming down heavily throughout the day, so to even get this meeting on was an achievement. Congratulations to them; it proved to be a good race track.”

Fellow Rock rider Matej Žagar just missed out on a podium finish with fourth place on the night and in the current standings overall with 53 points. Chris 'Bomber' Harris is in 11th place with 32 points and Troy Batchelor 13th with 30 points.

Round seven of the Speedway FIM World Championship will be held Saturday the 8th August 2015 at the Kjærgaard Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix, Horsens, Denmark.

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