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Forcefield Rider Wins Again

03/06/2013 16:02:00

Forcefield supported Russian sensation Emil Sayfutdinov stormed to a dream Fogo British FIM Speedway Grand Prix victory in Cardiff and admits sleeping through Saturday’s extra practice session was the perfect preparation.

The Salavat-born starl went eight points clear at the top of the World Championship with his third SGP triumph of 2013 after seeing off second-placed Niels-Kristian Iversen and third-placed Krzysztof Kasprzak in a frantic final.

His position was further strengthened by an horrific moment for his nearest challenge Tai Woffinden after the British hopeful suffered a broken collarbone when he crashed in heat 14.

Sayfutdinov added his Millennium Stadium gold medal to those he claimed in Bydgoszcz and Gothenburg to match the three Grand Prix victories he achieved in his World Championship debut season in 2009.

The 23-year-old opted against joining his rivals at the track on Saturday morning, where an extra practice session was staged at 10am after Friday’s usual run-out was curtailed to allow extra preparation work.

Sayfutdinov – one of only two riders who didn’t take part in the session along with Antonio Lindback – stayed at the hotel and practised his sleeping instead. And he feels the extra rest gave him the edge

Emil Cardiff Victory 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1 Emil Sayfutdinov 69, 2 Tai Woffinden 61, 3 Nicki Pedersen 56, 4 Chris Holder 54, 5 Jaroslaw Hampel 52, 6 Niels-Kristian Iversen 49, 7 Tomasz Gollob 48, 8 Greg Hancock 45, 9 Matej Zagar 41, 10 Fredrik Lindgren 40, 11 Krzysztof Kasprzak 38, 12 Andreas Jonsson 30, 13 Martin Vaculik 29, 14 Darcy Ward 25, 15 Antonio Lindback 24, 16 Chris Harris 7, 17 Krzysztof Buczkowski 6, 18 Linus Sundstrom 6, 19 Ales Dryml 5, 20 Josef Franc 2, 21 Jason Bunyan 1, 22 Craig Cook 1, 23 Josh Auty 1.

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