Speed champion Tai Woffinden is a speedway rider, In 2013 he became World Speedway Champion and currently rides for the WTS Wrocław in the Polish Speedway Ekstraliga and Indianerna Kumla in the Swedish Elitserien. Until the end of 2014, he also rode for the Wolverhampton Wolves in the British Elite League, but announced in late 2014 that he would not be riding in Great Britain for team GB during 2015 in his quest to regain his World Championship.
Following in his late father's footsteps, Tai Woffinden made his name as Britain's most successful speedway rider ever. Known for his speed on the tracks and his quirky tattoos, he is a popular figure within the sport and beyond it. With a vast array of titles to his name, including youngest ever British Grand Prix World Champion, achieved at the age of twenty-three, Tai has come a long way from his Scunthorpe roots.
On the way to his second championship success, Woffinden won the Czech Republic and Scandinavian Grand Prix while finishing second in Finland, Sweden and Slovenia and third in Poland II. In 2018 Tai became the first British rider to win three individual speedway World Championships. He won four speedway Grand Prix during the season at Horsens, Warsaw, Teterow and Torun.
His love affair with speedway began when his family emigrated to Australia while he was a child, where he became a local champion while still at school. He has not been without his share of struggles, however. In 2010, he lost his father, the popular speedway rider Rob Woffinden, to cancer, which, combined with issues within his team, resulted in a difficult season. Then, in 2019, during his defence of his World Championship, Tai Woffinden he crashed heavily during a race in Poland and was badly injured, breaking his back, neck and shoulder blade.
Such setbacks do not keep true champions down for long, however - Tai will be back, to dazzle his thousands of fans with his unique combination of flamboyant skill and raw courage. Told with his trademark honesty and directness, his autobiography provides an eye-opening insight into the life of one of speedway's greatest talents and most beloved stars, an inspirational read.