EKSTRALIGA | SAYFUTDINOV LEADS LESZNO CHARGE
Emil Sayfutdinov stormed to 13 paid 14 points as Leszno saw off Lublin on an impressive night for Jaimon Lidsey in the PGE Ekstraliga.
27 / 06 / 2020, 21:32
Russian racer Emil Sayfutdinov stormed to 13 paid 14 points as Leszno saw off Lublin on an impressive night for Jaimon Lidsey in the PGE Ekstraliga.
World No.3 Sayfutdinov was the star of the show for the defending champions, dropping just one point to inspire his side to a 53-37 victory, with Piotr Pawlicki backing him up on 11 paid 12.
They were well supported by a stellar display from Aussie Under-21 champion Lidsey, who took Brady Kurtz’s place in the side and racked up a very promising nine points.
He won his opening two outings, leading Pawlicki to a 5-1 over European champion Mikkel Michelsen in heat three, before fending off SGP star Matej Zagar and Grigory Laguta to win race five.
Lidsey’s World Under-21 title rival and Leszno team mate Dominik Kubera also shone on eight paid nine.
Zagar was Lublin’s lead scorer on 11 paid 12 points, with Michelsen weighing in with 11.
In the day’s other meeting, Michael Jepsen and Jensen and Patryk Dudek joined forces for a huge last-heat 5-1 to earn Zielona Gora a 48-42 triumph at home to Grudziadz.
MJJ led Dudek home as the pair saw off Kenneth Bjerre and Nicki Pedersen to plunder the points. SGP regular Dudek topped the Falubaz scorechart on 11 paid 12, with Jepsen Jensen adding 10 paid 11 and Antonio Lindback scoring six.
Slovak star Martin Vaculik notched nine paid 10 and also inflicted Artem Laguta’s first PGE Ekstraliga defeat of 2020 when they met in heat seven – ending the Russian’s unbeaten run of 12 races.
Pedersen picked up 11 for the visitors, while Laguta tallied 10 and Bjerre bagged nine points.
Sunday’s matches see Rybnik host Gorzow, before Czestochowa welcome Wroclaw.
For full details of Saturday’s results and scorers, click here: http://bit.ly/2uoK8OX.