Date of Birth: 26th October 1989, Salavat, Russia
The former world number three returns to British Speedway with the Witches in 2023. His last season in the UK was back in 2011 with the Coventry Bees. The Russian, who has Polish citizenship and races on a Polish licence started his professional in his homeland where he won the Russian championship and became the U-21 champion amongst other honours. In 2006 he joined Polonia Bydgoszcz where he stayed for many years. His performances earnt him a wild card for the Grand Prix series in 2009 and he excelled, finishing third in his debut campaign. He has two more bronze medals to his name and has been a regular fixture in the series in recent years. Sayfutdinov has led Russia to three Speedway of Nations titles and has won a multitude of team and individual honours. He will represent Torun in the Polish Ekstraliga.