Monster Energy Speedway World Cup Final: High hopes for Great Britain
Last Updated: 02/08/14 2:15pm
Tai Woffinden: will lead Great Britain's challenge
Team Great Britain boss Alun Rossiter is aiming to see his side on the rostrum after qualifying for their first Monster Energy Speedway World Cup Final since 2010.
The Lions have not won an overseas medal since 1995 but came up with an impressive victory over the USA, pre-meeting favourites Australia and Italy at King’s Lynn last Saturday to qualify for the final in Poland.
GB go into the meeting as underdogs against hosts Poland, three-time winners Denmark and Australia.
But the Team GB boss has every confidence in world champion Tai Woffinden, Chris Harris, Danny King and Simon Stead.
"Let’s get on the rostrum!" he told the event's oficial website. "Everyone is really up for it. We’re not sitting back on our laurels just because we’ve made it here. We are good enough."
“How nice would it be in my first year as team manager? At the end of the day, the riders are the ones out there doing it. If they rode like they did at King’s Lynn, we’ve got a great chance.
“We’re here for a reason – we won and we beat Australia. Everybody was thinking they were going to win it. Many people were surprised but pleased that we won. It’s nice that people appreciate Britain a bit.
“The camp is in good spirits. We’re all nice and relaxed. We’re enjoying ourselves and we’ve had a good few days together. It has been fantastic.”