WOFFINDEN JOINS PETER CRAVEN MEMORIAL LINE-UP

PAUL BURBIDGE

Triple world champion Tai Woffinden will warm up for the 2022 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series with a trip to Manchester for the Peter Craven Memorial meeting on March 21.

Woffinden was part of the Great Britain side that ended Lions’ wait for a first world team title since 1989, and he is joined at the National Speedway Stadium by gold medal-winning colleagues Robert Lambert, Dan Bewley and Tom Brennan for Belle Vue’s opening night.

The Aces have also confirmed that their 2022 No.1 Max Fricke will also take part, along with his Speedway GP rival Jason Doyle.

The likes of former world No.3 Niels-Kristian Iversen, ex-Belle Vue hero Matej Zagar and British champion Adam Ellis also come to the tapes, plus Brady Kurtz, Nicolai Klindt, Tobiasz Musielak, Chris Harris, Charles Wright and Norick Blodorn.

Woffinden is delighted to be making a rare appearance in front of the British fans. He said: “I’m really excited to be able to get back on a bike in Manchester. It’s a place I really love to race and I’ve never taken part in this event before.

“This meeting means a lot to Belle Vue and for me it’s all about going out and wanting to give something back to all the British fans who have been so supportive.

“These last two years have been very hard for everyone with Covid, and apart from the British GP this will be the only time British supporters will be able to see me race.

“Looking at the field that has been put together, I think it will be a fantastic meeting and we look forward to an enjoyable night of racing.”

Aside from his Speedway GP commitments, Woffinden will line up for Polish champions Wroclaw, as well as FIM SON host club Esbjerg in Denmark.

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