The match in Grudziadz was cancelled due to poor weather forecasts and will take place on Friday 9 July at 7pm.
However, there was beautiful weather as two of the top teams in the Ekstraliga met with Wroclaw travelling to Leszno with a four point lead from their home match.
It a close meet, it was the home team who were forced to chase from behind as Wroclaw took heat advantages in 2, 3, 6 and 9 to always have the edge over their rivals. In those last two heats it was the Wroclaw pairing of Tai Woffinden (7+1) and Gleb Chugunov (8) who were able to outpace their opponents to gain 2:4s on each occasion. On the other side of the depot, it was Russian SGP rider, Emil Sayfutdinov (12) would end up as top scorer for the home side whilst Jaimon Lidsey, who raced yesterday with Rawicz, only scored 3+1.
But until Heat 13 that lead was never more than two points. That was until Artem Laguta (13) and Maciej Janowski (12+2) were able to silence the home crowd with the visitor’s first 1:5 of the match giving them a potentially match winning lead of 36:42 going into the nomination heats.
And with Leszno’s Jason Doyle (10+1) falling in the last heat, Wroclaw were able to secure the bonus point and the win as they took the match, 41:49, and go top of the table by just one point over Gorzow.
Wroclaw’s Dan Bewley would only score 3+1 and to see
all riders’ scores see Zuzelend.
*Photo shows Swedish SGP 2018 with (L to R) Janowski, Sayfutdinov and Artem Laguta in semifinal.