Menu
Card image cap

RUSSIA ROARS TO TEST VICTORY OVER POLAND

SGP duo Emil Sayfutdinov and Artem Laguta starred as world champions Russia roared to a thumping 52-38 win over Poland in Bydgoszcz.

29 / 09 / 2020, 19:18

SGP duo Emil Sayfutdinov and Artem Laguta starred as world champions Russia roared to a thumping 52-38 win over Poland in Bydgoszcz on Tuesday.

World champion Bartosz Zmarzlik racked up a 14 paid 15-point maximum for the hosts. But Poland couldn’t stop the back-to-back Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations winners from underlining their title credentials.

Sayfutdinov led the charge on 12 points, with Laguta and Viktor Kulakov racking up 10 paid 11 points apiece. Vadim Tarasenko notched nine paid 11 and Grigorii Laguta added eight paid 11.

While Zmarzlik delivered a perfect performance for the Poles, the eight-time FIM Speedway World Cup winners struggled in the absence of Maciej Janowski and Piotr Pawlicki, who have not been selected for 2020 after missing a challenge match in Rybnik last October.

Zmarzlik’s Gorzow team mate Szymon Wozniak was Poland’s next highest scorer on seven, while SGP star Patryk Dudek managed six.

Janusz Kolodziej collected four paid five, Dominik Kubera scored a straight four and Jaroslaw Hampel recorded three.

Despite his decision to omit Janowski and Pawlicki from his 2020 squad, there is nothing prevent team manager Marek Cieslak from reversing that decision when the Monster Energy SON Final is staged on a date to be confirmed.

Card image cap

FRACTURES FOR GB HERO WOFFY

Great Britain racer Tai Woffinden confirmed he suffered fractures to his tibia and femur in his Manchester crash last Saturday.

Card image cap

GIVING THEM HELL

Swedish teen Philip Hellstrom-Bangs says he has no fears about taking on the sport’s big names after his Monster Energy SON Final heroics.

Card image cap

LIONS BEAT POLES IN RAIN-SHORTENED TEST

World champions Great Britain raced to their second victory over Poland in a week after triumphing 36-35 in a rain-shortened Glasgow test.

Card image cap

LAMBERT RELISHES TESTING TIMES

Great Britain hero Robert Lambert hopes the new world champions’ test-match showdown with Poland in Glasgow tonight is the first of many.

Card image cap

2021 FIM OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED

The 2021 FIM Oceania Championship has been cancelled as Australian organisers continue to grapple with travel restrictions.

Card image cap

JANOWSKI RUES COSTLY SON SLIP

Polish racer Maciej Janowski paid tribute to a great team effort from his side as he admits “one mistake cost us everything” in Manchester.

Card image cap

LAMBERT: GB WORLD TITLE WIN FOR WOFFY

GB hero Robert Lambert dedicated the Lions’ famous Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations world-title triumph to injured star Tai Woffinden.

Card image cap

GREAT BRITAIN CROWNED WORLD CHAMPIONS

Great Britain’s 32-year wait for a world team title is over after Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley stunned Poland to win the Monster Energy SON