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Tai Woffinden Now Focusing On Back To Back Titles As Hancock Cleans Up In Aus

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Double world champion Tai Woffinden collected the FIM Speedway World Championship trophy for the second time, and promptly set his sights on lifting it again at Melbourne‰Ûªs Etihad Stadium on October 22, 2016.

Outgoing champ Greg Hancock stormed to a sensational seven-ride maximum to win an epic DON Smallgoods Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix and seal World Championship silver.

Woffinden piled up 12 points in the heats but crashed out of his semi-final to miss out on victory in the country he was raised. But the Scunthorpe-born star wrapped up the SGP trophy in Torun three weeks ago and promptly picked himself up to enjoy the medal presentation.

The Vetlanda and Wroclaw man is only the 16th rider in history to win multiple world titles, and only the fifth rider to achieve the feat in the SGP era, joining Tony Rickardsson, Nicki Pedersen, Jason Crump and Hancock. Only Rickardsson and Pedersen have won two titles on the bounce and it‰Ûªs a feat Woffinden would love to match.

‰ÛÏNicki said the hardest thing is to win it back to back. I‰Ûªm always looking for something to help spur me on; another challenge in life." Woffinden said.

"Hopefully this is another one I‰Ûªll knock straight down and I can keep trucking on. But I have so many more years at this, it‰Ûªs unreal. I‰Ûªve won it twice in the last three years. I have established myself as a top rider who is going to be here for a long time. I‰Ûªll see how many of these we can get.‰Û

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