Tai Woofinden told Game Changers what it takes to become Speedway World Champion

Last Updated: 25/03/14 4:17pm

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His speedway bike accelerates faster than a Formula 1 car - and current World Champion Tai Woofinden was quick to let one lucky Game Changer sit in the saddle.

Wolverhampton Wolves rider Tai popped into the studio ahead of Sunday's Elite League Riders Championships, on Sky Sports 2 at 6pm, to show off his (stationary) bike and explain how he got into speedway.

"I used to ride motocross and I went to a mate's house and he had some bikes tucked away in the corner and I just fancied a new challenge. I was 12," said Tai, who brought in some signed goggles.

Eleven years on he became World Champion. So how did that feel?

"It was amazing," Tai admitted. "I was 500-1 at the bookies in January and not very many people believed in me but I had a lot of fans who did and I wanted to make them all proud.

"I focused and trained as hard as I could and made sure that it was a season to remember. As the season went on it just got better and better and I was feeling more confident and one thing led to another."

Check out the video above to see Tai answer some questions including what he enjoys doing away from speedway!

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