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WOFFY THANKS FANS AFTER £20K BREAK-IN

Double world champion Tai Woffinden thanked the fans who have rallied round him and wife Faye after they were burgled at the weekend.

14 / 06 / 2017, 19:49

Double world champion Tai Woffinden thanked the fans who have rallied round him and wife Faye after they were burgled at the weekend.

The burglary took place at their new home when Woffinden was racing in the Mitas Czech FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Prague on Saturday. Faye was at her parents’ home watching on TV.

Woffinden estimates £20,000 worth of personal belongings were taken - and it could have been worse.

Our thanks to all the fans who have sent messages of support through social media. Once again they have proved how special they are.

Tai Woffinden

"Personally I think they were disturbed when Faye got home, from the information I have," he said. "It's naturally a horrible time, particularly for Faye when I'm away racing. I was so angry when I was told about it.

"It is what it is. There's nothing we can do about it now, but I would urge everyone to look at their home security, as we will.

"And our thanks to all the fans who have sent messages of support through social media. Once again they have proved how special they are."

Woffinden continued his fine league form in recent days. On Sunday – the day after the burglary – he scored 13 from five in Wroclaw’s 51-39 Polish Ekstraliga win over Leszno.

And on Tuesday he carded 11 paid 12 from five in the Swedish Elitserien as Masarna beat Piraterna 54-36.

But it was a tough Mitas Czech SGP for Woffinden who failed to make the semi-finals, scoring seven points on Saturday.

"I touched the tapes in my third ride and I would say that moment cost me a semi-final place," he said. "You can count on one hand the amount of times I've touched the tapes in my professional career and it's something I just have to get over and move on.

"When you look at the programme, that was a race I certainly felt I would win, particularly after my previous ride when I won it. We just have to look forward now and on to the next one in Denmark.

"Also thanks to all the British fans that travelled there and got behind me. I thought it was a home Grand Prix at times!"

 

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