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Images from the 2017 Monster Energy Speedway World Cup Race Off
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RUSSIA SHOCK AUSSIES TO MAKE THROUGH TO SWC FINAL

Jul 082017

Russia shocked the Speedway world to win the #MonsterEnergySWC Race Off and qualify for tomorrow night’s final in Leszno, Poland.

The Russian team were depleted of one of their strongest riders before the meeting with Grigori Laguta failing a doping test, but their young guns stepped up to the plate and produced a stunning performance to knock out pre-meeting favourites Australia.

The Aussies, boosted by the return of World Championship leader Jason Doyle, were expected to book their place in the final but they had no answer to the Russian charge.

Our man Chris Holder, Australia captain, told us how disappointed he was after the race, “We’re spewing, we had a great hance to get through to the final tonight but Russia were probably the surprise package. They made good starts and they were so quick when they were out in front, no excuses they were just sharper than us so fair play to them. 

 

“100% I think Poland will win tomorrow night, they’ve got the four best young riders in the world and I’m sure they’ve done a few laps round here so you’d have to fancy them to win. You never know though, anything can happen but for sure I’d back them.”

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