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.