EMIL WALL OF DEATH SENDS FANS WILD
Emil Sayfutdinov sent speedway’s social media followers into meltdown with a jaw-dropping wall of death as Leszno thumped Czestochowa 59-31.
19 / 05 / 2019, 21:16
Russian icon Emil Sayfutdinov sent speedway’s social media followers into meltdown with a jaw-dropping wall of death as Leszno blitzed hosts Czestochowa 59-31 in the PGE Ekstraliga on Sunday.
The Bulls extended their 100-percent start to 2019 in fine style against one of the sides likely to face them in the end-of-season play-offs.
But the highlight of the match was an astonishing pass by Sayfutdinov on Lions reserve Jakub Miskowiak on the run to the line in heat 12.
The Salavat-born star was on the ragged edge for four laps as he built up his speed in the dirt.
He went into the penultimate turn third behind Miskowiak and Leszno reserve Dominik Kubera, but kept the throttle on around the fence, going where only the greats dare as he rode the bottom of the air bag and snatched the win on the line.
It was a move that trumped even six-time world champion Tony Rickardsson’s famous first-turn wall of death at the 2005 British SGP, and Sayfutdinov’s peers were queuing up to hail him on Twitter.
Swedish international Peter Ljung tweeted: “@EmilRacing89 you are one crazy man. Easily the coolest heat I have seen in many years. Maybe coolest ever!!! RESPECT.
“Cardiff was nothing compared to this … first corner is one thing but on flying lap not once but about 4 times - unreal stuff.”
Former SGP star Hans Andersen said: “Easily one of the best if NOT THE BEST EVER overtake. Wow! Hats off to @EmilRacing89.”
Sayfutdinov racked up 12 points on an afternoon his fans will have only been talking about one ride. Piotr Pawlicki backed him up on 11 paid 13 and SGP star Janusz Kolodziej added 10 paid 12.
Swedish star Freddie Lindgren had an off-day for Czestochowa on six paid seven, while Matej Zagar scored a straight six.
Elsewhere, Aussie icon Jason Doyle defied his recent injury troubles to roar to a sensational 17 points for Torun. But it couldn’t save them from a 54-36 loss away to Wroclaw.
World champion Tai Woffinden impressed for Wroclaw on 12 paid 13, while Max Fricke added 11 paid 13 and Maksym Drabik notched nine paid 10. Niels-Kristian Iversen collected five paid six for Torun.
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