Tai's dad passes away

TRIBUTES are pouring in for Rob Woffinden who finally succumbed to illness on Saturday morning.The former Scunthorpe rider and father of new Grand Prix star Tai had been battling cancer for a year.

TRIBUTES are pouring in for Rob Woffinden who finally succumbed to illness on Saturday morning.

The former Scunthorpe rider and father of new Grand Prix star Tai had been battling cancer for a year.

Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey said: “It's such a sad loss. Rob was such a good guy. You couldn't fail to like him and he will be sadly missed by so many.

“The Woffinden family have been an important part of Scunthorpe Speedway since the seventies when Rob used to go help prepare the track at Quibell Park. All of us are thinking of Sue, Tai, Cynthia and the rest of the family at this terribly sad time.”


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Meanwhile Sheffield promoter Neil Machin admits he has lost one of his best friends.

He said: “Rob is a hero, he has been an inspiration to so many friends and family both here in the UK and his other home in Australia.

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“Whilst this is devastating news Rob has worked so hard to prepare everyone and encourage them to plan ahead which is testimony to the brave character of the man, he will be sorely missed.

“On a personal note I have lost one of my best friends.”

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