Menu
Card image cap

SURGERY FOR SAYFUTDINOV

Russian racer Emil Sayfutdinov has undergone surgery to fix persistent shoulder problems in Spain this morning.

06 Apr 2016, 13:12

Russian racer Emil Sayfutdinov has undergone surgery to fix persistent shoulder problems in Spain this morning.

The Leszno and Vetlanda favourite faces a reported two months on the sidelines after crashing in the Speedway Best Pairs at Torun on Saturday.

On the way to surgery now ... I'm sure after that, we will start from the beginning and smiles on faces will come back.

Emil Sayfutdinov

Sayfutdinov has suffered with shoulder problems in recent times and will hope the surgery followed by a lengthy break from the track will help him get back into peak condition.

Posting on Twitter this morning, Sayfutdinov wrote: “On the way to surgery now ... I'm sure after that, we will start from the beginning and smiles on faces will come back.”

Despite Leszno getting their Polish Ekstraliga title defence underway at Gorzow on Friday and Vetlanda’s season starting in May, Sayfutdinov is keen to ensure he’s fully fit before getting back into action.

Posting on Facebook two days ago, he wrote: “Okay so it looks like my break from speedway will be longer than everyone and me expected, but I need to be fit 100% before I come back on the bike.

“I wish all the best to my clubs Fogo Unia Leszno and Elit Vetlanda ... I keep my fingers crossed for good results.”

We wish Emil a successful operation and speedy recovery.

 

Card image cap

VIDEO: A WORD WITH THE CHAMPS

We caught up with SGP world champs Greg Hancock, Nicki Pedersen, Tai Woffinden and Chris Holder ahead of Saturday's AZTORIN Slovenian SGP.

Card image cap

TOP THREE IN HEAT NINE

2016 FIM Speedway Grand Prix top three Greg Hancock, Tai Woffinden and Bartosz Zmarzlik resume rivalries in AZTORIN Slovenian SGP heat nine.

Card image cap

KRSKO PRACTICE CANCELLED

Following a decision by the FIM Jury, practice for the 2017 AZTORIN Slovenian SGP in Krsko this afternoon has been cancelled due to rain.

Card image cap

SGP 2017 KICKS OFF IN KRSKO

The 2017 SGP series launches in Krsko on Saturday as the world’s top riders bid to make a statement of intent at the AZTORIN Slovenian SGP.

Card image cap

PAWLICKI BROTHERS BATTLE IN WARSAW

The Pawlicki brothers will face each other in the SGP series for the first time after Przemyslaw Pawlicki was handed the Warsaw wild card.

Card image cap

CHAMPION COMEBACK FOR EMIL?

Russia ace Emil Sayfutdinov is ready to reach the next level, insisting “I want to be world champion” as he makes his SGP comeback in Krsko.

Card image cap

WOFFY SET FOR SLOVENIA

Double world champion Tai Woffinden is aiming to keep his Slovenian love affair going this Saturday.

Card image cap

HANCOCK EXPECTS SGP TITLE FIGHT

Four-time world champ Greg Hancock admits he'll have to be "on his game" to win FIM Speedway Grand Prix title No.5. Read our season preview.