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EMIL: WORK TO DO

Emil Sayfutdinov says he has work to do on his starts after opening his Ekstraliga season with seven paid nine points for Leszno at Wroclaw.

10 / 04 / 2018, 10:50

Russian racer Emil Sayfutdinov admits he has work to do on his starts after opening his PGE Ekstraliga season with seven paid nine points for Leszno at Wroclaw on Saturday.

The Salavat-born star was delighted to play his part as the defending champions raced to a 45-45 draw against the side they defeated in last year’s play-off final.

The last few heats were good for me. I just need to work on the starts and find something to make sure I’m winning starts.

Emil Sayfutdinov

Sayfutdinov recorded just one paid two in his opening two rides, before ending the day with three seconds.

While he was happy with the team’s performance, especially in injured skipper Piotr Pawlicki’s absence, he is keen to improve his trapping.

He said: “It was a good result for the team. Personally, I’m not really happy because the first few heats were not good. But I know why.

“After, the last few heats were good for me. I just need to work on the starts and find something to make sure I’m winning starts.”

Sayfutdinov is happy with the Leszno side, which has been strengthened by Jaroslaw Hampel’s return from Zielona Gora, with the Pole top-scoring on his comeback with 12 points.

“The team is looking strong and there is a good atmosphere at Leszno,” Sayfutdinov said. “We’re just enjoying our speedway. We need to concentrate on setups, find some good speed on the track and win some starts. That’s important.

“But we have a good team and Jarek Hampel had good starts. All the time he has good starts.

“We just need to learn to be better and better. This year will be tough because every team gets stronger and stronger, but we will see what happens.”

 

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