Speedway: Team GB win season opener at Leicester

Last Updated: 09/03/14 5:38pm

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Tai Woffinden: Led GB side in season opener (Pic credit JEFF DAVIES)

Tai Woffinden: Led GB side in season opener (Pic credit JEFF DAVIES)

Alun Rossiter took charge of Great Britain for the first time and led them to victory over a Rest of the World select side as the British speedway season began at Leicester on Sunday.

As part of the Ben Fund Bonanza - which is run by and for The Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund, GB took a 45-39 victory.

Result and scorers

Great Britain 45

1. Tai Woffinden 10
2. Richie Worrall 5+1
3. Chris Harris 8+1
4. Danny King 5
5. Craig Cook 11
6. Kyle Howarth 3
7. Richard Lawson 3
8. Ben Barker 0

Rest of the World 39

1. Bjarne Pedersen 9+1
2. Josh Grajczonek 2
3. Adam Skornicki 0
4. Cameron Woodward 7
5. Ty Proctor 3+1
6. Patrick Hougaard 6
7. Nick Morris 10+1
8. Morten Risager 2+1

World champion Tai Woffinden led Team GB from number one and had a solid day with 10 points at Leicester's Beaumont Park, but the star of the show was Craig Cook - who top-scored with 11.

Chris Harris also contributed well with paid 9, whilst Danny King and Richard Lawson also managed heat wins.

The stand-out performer for the Rest of the World side was young Australian Nick Morris, he claimed three heats wins including the scalp of Woffinden.

Eastbourne pair Bjarne Pedersen (9+1) and Cameron Woodward (7) also scored well in what was a close run affair.

There was also an individual event which was was won by Cook, ahead of Josh Grajczonek and Danny King.

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