Jarosław Hampel

Jarosław "Jarek" Hampel (pronounced [ˈjarɔswaf ˈxampɛl] (About this soundlisten); born 17 April 1982 in Łódź, Poland) is a Polish Speedway rider and a participant of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix in 2007 and 2010.

Jarosław Hampel
Jarosław Hampel (left), in 2014
Born (1982-04-17) 17 April 1982 (age 38)
OccupationSpeedway Rider

He received his speedway license in 1998 with the Polish team Polonia Piła, although he first started racing on a mini-track in Pawłowice, close to the city of Leszno.

In 2010 and 2013, he won silver medals in the Speedway World Championships ( Grand Prix Series), and in 2011, he won the bronze medal.

In 1999 he won a bronze medal at the Individual U-19 European Championship as well as a bronze medal at the Individual U-21 World Championship in 2000 and a gold medal in 2003.

He has started in the Speedway Grand Prix since 2000, and became a regular starter from 2004. In 2005 he won the Speedway World Cup with Poland, together with fellow Poles Tomasz Gollob, Piotr Protasiewicz, Grzegorz Walasek and Rune Holta; beating Sweden, Denmark and Great Britain in the final held at the Olympic Stadium in Wrocław, Poland. As well as 2005 he has since won the world cup another three times in 2007, 2009 & 2010 taking his number of world cup gold medals to four.

In terms of his domestic run, Hampel's biggest success are two silver medals at the Individual Polish Championships in 2000 and 2004, as well as three medals at the Junior Individual Polish Championships ( Gold in 2001, Silver in 2002, Bronze in 2000).

He currently rides for two teams: VMS Vetlanda in Sweden and Motor Lublin in Poland.

For his sport achievements, he received:
Bronze Cross of Merit Bronze Cross of Merit in 2005;
Golden Cross of Merit Golden Cross of Merit in 2007.

Speedway Grand Prix resultsEdit

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
2000 27th 7 12th Wild Card Entry - European Grand Prix - Debut
2001 25th 7 11th Wild Card Entry - Polish Grand Prix
2002 30th 6 17th Wild Card Entries - Polish and European Grand Prix
2003 25th 13 6th Wild Card Entry - Polish Grand Prix
2004 8th 81 2nd First full Speedway Grand Prix season and placed second in Czech Republic Grand Prix
2005 11th 67 2nd Second in British Grand Prix
2006 9th 91 3rd Third in British Grand Prix
2007 13th 67 2nd Second in Czech Republic Grand Prix
2008 16th 16 4th Wild Card Entry - European Grand Prix
2009 18th 9 5th Wild Card Entry - European Grand Prix
2010 2nd 137 Winner Won Denmark Grand Prix - First Grand Prix win
2011 3rd 123 Winner Won Scandinavian Grand Prix
2012 14th 58 2nd Broke right fibula Denmark GP - Missed next four Grand Prix
2013 2nd 142 Winner Won New Zealand, Poland and Slovakian Grand Prix
2014 8th 98 Winner Won Scandinavian Grand Prix
2015 16th 31 2nd Injured while 3rd in standings after three Grand Prix - Missed remainder of season



  1. ^ speedwaygp.com

External linksEdit

2011 Speedway Grand Prix riders
1   Gollob 2   Hampel 3   Crump 4   Holta 5   Hancock
6   Harris 7   Bjerre 8   Holder 9   Jonsson 10   Pedersen
11   Lindgren 12   Sayfutdinov 13   Laguta 14   Lindbäck 15   Kołodziej