Russian racers Artem Laguta and Emil Sayfutdinov head to Wroclaw with history in their sights after winning Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Race Off 1 in Teterow on Saturday.
The FIM Speedway Grand Prix duo lived up to their pre-meeting favourites tag by topping the scorechart on 25 points.
They join runners-up Germany (20) and third-placed Denmark, who saw off Slovenia in the final knock-out heat, in earning a place in the Finals at Wroclaw‰Ûªs Olympic Stadium on Friday and Saturday.
It‰Ûªs a track Laguta enjoys riding and he scored 12 points there for Grudziadz in the PGE Ekstraliga last Sunday. So he can‰Ûªt wait to go back and race to become one of the first Russians to win a world senior speedway title of any kind ‰ÛÒ individual or team.
‰ÛÏFor sure there‰Ûªs the chance ‰ÛÒ and the other teams have a chance as well," Laguta said. "Everybody will go there to win it. We‰Ûªll try and get the points on both days, count them at the end and see if it‰Ûªs good enough or not.
‰ÛÏWroclaw is a good racing track, especially since they built the new stadium there. They changed the material, which is very good. But I have always loved racing there.
‰ÛÏI went there a week ago for a league meeting and I scored good points. I would like all the fans to make a fantastic atmosphere there for all the countries. It will be a fantastic show and I am looking forward to it.‰Û