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Speedway of Nations: The final is set

Jun 062018

The line-up for the inaugural Speedway of Nations final is set – and it’s going to be something special.

The tournament rolled into Manchester, England on Tuesday night with seven teams going bar-to-bar to determine which three countries would join Poland, Russia, Germany and Denmark in the two-day final in Wroclaw this weekend.

It was always going to be a fierce battle with home favourites Great Britain, led by Tai Woffinden, facing up against a powerful Swedish side and the always-dangerous Australia, as well as Czech Republic, France, Italy and Finland.

It was a nervy, tense night with no quarters given, and the home crowd gave the British team a rapturous reception as they started the night.

Woffinden was on fire and got good support from his team-mates, but it was Sweden who made the early running and they never looked back.

That left Great Britain, Australia and the impressive Czech side to dice it out for the final two spots, and it was Woffinden who was the hero when he secured second place for his country with a nerveless, vital victory in the penultimate race.

Australia edged the Czech pairing out in the last race to secure their spot and now we have a vintage final ahead of us – and Woffy can’t wait.

 

He said: “I feel really good right now, obviously we came here to do a job and that was to get to Wroclaw and we did it the easier way tonight by avoiding the race offs. We’re in the last part now and that was the important thing.

 

“It’s going to be a hard meeting but we’ve got there and that’s the first step, we know we have a chance to do something if we race as well as we can so we’ve got to be positive and believe. My team-mates were right there all night and we can go to Wroclaw with a positive attitude.

 

“It’s going to be a hard meeting but we’ve got there and that’s the first step, we know we have a chance to do something if we ride as well as we can so we’ve got to be positive and believe. My team-mates were right there all night tonight and we can go to Wroclaw with a positive attitude knowing that we’ve done a good job tonight.”

 

So the final is set; seven teams, two days, 45 races, thousands of fans but only one winner – it’s going to be one hell of a ride…

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