Poland national speedway team

The Poland national speedway team is the national motorcycle speedway team of Poland and is controlled by the Polish Motor Union (PZM). The team is one of the major teams in international speedway and they won the Team World Championship nine times (last time in 2009 and 2010). The team has won 1971 Speedway World Pairs Championship also. Two Polish riders has won Individual World Champion title (Jerzy Szczakiel and current champion Tomasz Gollob). The team is managed by Marek Cieślak, and the current captain is 2010 World Champion Tomasz Gollob.

Poland
2007 07 30 Prezydent RP wraz ze zdobywcami tytułu Drużynowych Mistrzów Świata w Pucharze Świata na żużlu.jpg
National speedway team with the President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński
Nickname(s)Biało-czerwoni
("The white and reds")
Białe Orły
("The White Eagles")
AssociationPolish Motor Union
Polski Związek Motorowy
FIM codePZM
Team managerPoland Marek Cieślak
Team captainTomasz Gollob
Nation colourWhite and Red
World Championships
Team (SWC) 11 8 9
Pairs 1 2 3
Individual (SGP) 2 7 9
European Championships
Pairs 5 4 1
Individual 3 8 2

After their win in the 2009 and 2010 Speedway World Cup, Poland's speedway team was awarded the Team of the Year in Poland by Przegląd Sportowy in 2009 and 2010.[1]

2016 TeamEdit

A members of 2016 Team was approval on January 30, 2016 by Main Commission for Speedway Sport (Główna Komisja Sportu Żużlowego, GKSŻ)[2] which is a part of the Polish Motor Union (Polski Związek Motorowy, PZM).

 
Racing: Marcin Jędrzejewski (red helmet, left), Krzysztof Buczkowski (blue, right), Adrian Gomólski (yellow, 2nd left)

HonoursEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Competitions Total Gold medals Silver medals Bronze medals
Total Years Total Years Total Years
Team
World Cup
(1960-2000)
(since 2001)
28 11 1961, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1996, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 8 1967, 1976, 1977, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2014 9 1962, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1980, 2015
Team U-21 (since 2005) 10 8 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 1 2013 1 2010
Pairs (1970-1993) 6 1 1971 2 1975, 1980 3 1973, 1979, 1981
Intercontinental (1975-2001) 0
Individual
Grand Prix
(1936-1994)
(since 1995)
18 2 1973, 2010 7 1970, 1979, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 9 1966, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2008, 2011
Individual U-21 (since 1977) 24 11 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 9 1987, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 4 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013
Total medals: 86 Gold: 33 Silver: 27 Bronze: 26

European ChampionshipsEdit

Competitions Total Golden medals Silver medals Bronze medals
Total Years Total Years Total Years
Team U-19 (since 2008) 6 6 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Pairs (since 2004) 10 5 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 4 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014 1 2004
Individual (since 2001) 13 3 2003, 2006, 2010 8 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 2 2001, 2002
Individual U-19 (since 1998) 21 8 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 9 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 4 1999, 2000, 2010, 2015
Total medals: 50 Gold: 22 Silver: 21 Bronze: 7

World ChampionshipEdit

TeamEdit

The Poland national speedway team were a major force in the opening years of the tournament, rivalling Sweden to win 3 out of the opening 7 championships in the early 60s. They are currently one of the best teams in the world having won in 2005 and 2007. Key riding members of the title wins include Tomasz Gollob, Andrzej Wyglenda and Andrzej Pogorzelski who all managed 3 world cup wins.

Speedway World Team Cup (1961-2000)Edit

Year Venue Place Pts. Riders
1961   Wrocław 1 32 Marian Kaiser (10), Henryk Żyto (7), Florian Kapała (6), Mieczysław Połukard (5), Stanisław Tkocz (4)
1965   Kempten 1 38 Andrzej Pogorzelski (11), Andrzej Wyglenda (11), Antoni Woryna (9), Zbigniew Podlecki (7), Paweł Waloszek (ns)
1966   Wrocław 1 41 Marian Rose (12), Andrzej Wyglenda (11), Antoni Woryna (10), Andrzej Pogorzelski (8), Edmund Migoś (0)
1969   Rybnik 1 31 Edward Jancarz (11), Andrzej Wyglenda (11), Stanisław Tkocz (4), Henryk Glücklich (3), Andrzej Pogorzelski (2)
1996   Diedenbergen 1 27 Tomasz Gollob (15+3), Sławomir Drabik (12+1), Piotr Protasiewicz (0)

Speedway World Cup (since 2001)Edit

Year Place Event Pos. Pts. Riders
2001 2 QR 1 1 62 Tomasz Gollob (14), Sebastian Ułamek (14), Krzysztof Cegielski (14), Piotr Protasiewicz (13), Mirosław Kowalik (7)
F 2 65 Tomasz Gollob (27), Sebastian Ułamek (13), Krzysztof Cegielski (11), Piotr Protasiewicz (9), Jacek Krzyżaniak (5)
2002 4 QR 3 1 57 Jarosław Hampel (14), Piotr Protasiewicz (13), Grzegorz Walasek (12), Krzysztof Cegielski (11), Tomasz Gollob (7)
F 4 48 Tomasz Gollob (17), Jarosław Hampel (14), Krzysztof Cegielski (9), Piotr Protasiewicz (6), Grzegorz Walasek (2)
2003 4 QR 3 1 58 Tomasz Gollob (13), Jarosław Hampel (13), Tomasz Bajerski (12), Sebastian Ułamek (11), Piotr Protasiewicz (9)
F 4 49 Tomasz Gollob (20), Jarosław Hampel (13), Tomasz Bajerski (6), Sebastian Ułamek (6), Piotr Protasiewicz (4)
2004 4 SF 1 3 39 Tomasz Gollob (14), Jarosław Hampel (9), Grzegorz Walasek (6), Janusz Kołodziej (5), Krzysztof Kasprzak (5)
RO 2 43 Tomasz Gollob (12), Jarosław Hampel (10), Janusz Kołodziej (9), Krzysztof Kasprzak (7), Grzegorz Walasek (5)
F 4 22 Janusz Kołodziej (10), Marcin Rempała (7), Jarosław Hampel (4), Tomasz Gollob (1), Krzysztof Kasprzak (0)
2005 1 SF 2 3 49 Tomasz Gollob (14), Jarosław Hampel (12), Piotr Protasiewicz (8), Rune Holta (8), Krzysztof Kasprzak (7)
RO 1 63 Grzegorz Walasek (15), Tomasz Gollob (14), Rune Holta (12), Piotr Protasiewicz (12), Jarosław Hampel (10)
F 1 62 Tomasz Gollob (14), Piotr Protasiewicz (13), Jarosław Hampel (13), Rune Holta (12), Grzegorz Walasek (10)
2006 5 SF 1 3 48 Tomasz Gollob (16), Sebastian Ułamek (10), Jarosław Hampel (10), Piotr Protasiewicz (7), Wiesław Jaguś (5)
RO 3 35 Tomasz Gollob (14), Jarosław Hampel (11), Sebastian Ułamek (8), Janusz Kołodziej (2), Krzysztof Kasprzak (0)
2007 1 SF 1 2 44 Grzegorz Walasek (15), Krzysztof Kasprzak (9), Rune Holta (8), Tomasz Gollob (6), Jarosław Hampel (6), Damian Baliński I (ns)
RO 2 52 Jarosław Hampel (12), Tomasz Gollob (11), Damian Baliński I (10), Krzysztof Kasprzak (10), Grzegorz Walasek (9), Rune Holta (ns)
F 1 55 Krzysztof Kasprzak (14), Jarosław Hampel (13), Tomasz Gollob (12), Rune Holta (12), Damian Baliński I (4), Grzegorz Walasek (0)
2008 2 SF 1 2 56+2 Jarosław Hampel (15), Rune Holta (13), Tomasz Gollob (12), Krzysztof Kasprzak (10), Wiesław Jaguś (6)
RO 2 50 Grzegorz Walasek (12), Wiesław Jaguś (11), Tomasz Gollob (10), Rune Holta (9), Jarosław Hampel (8)
F 2 46 Tomasz Gollob (14), Wiesław Jaguś (12), Jarosław Hampel (11), Rune Holta (5), Grzegorz Walasek (4)
2009 1 SF 1 1 54 Jarosław Hampel (14), Krzysztof Kasprzak (11), Adrian Miedziński (10), Piotr Protasiewicz (10), Tomasz Gollob (9)
F 1 44 Jarosław Hampel (18), Krzysztof Kasprzak (10), Adrian Miedziński (7), Tomasz Gollob (6), Piotr Protasiewicz (3)
2010 1 SF 1 1 68 Jarosław Hampel (14), Rune Holta (14), Tomasz Gollob (14), Janusz Kołodziej (14), Adrian Miedziński (12)
F 1 44 Tomasz Gollob (12), Jarosław Hampel (11), Rune Holta (10), Janusz Kołodziej (6), Adrian Miedziński (5)
2011 1 SF 1 1 72 Jarosław Hampel (14), Rune Holta (14), Tomasz Gollob (14), Janusz Kołodziej (14)
F 1 42 Tomasz Gollob (12), Jarosław Hampel (11), Rune Holta (10), Janusz Kołodziej (6)
Year Place Event Pos. Pts. Riders

European ChampionshipEdit

PairsEdit

Year Place Pts. Riders
2004 3 20+e Rafał Szombierski (9+1), Tomasz Gapiński (5+1), Robert Kościecha (6)
2005 1 29 Robert Kościecha (12+3), Krzysztof Kasprzak (13), Janusz Kołodziej (4+2)
2006 1 27 Sebastian Ułamek (14), Wiesław Jaguś (13), Marcin Rempała (ns)
2007 2 22 Sławomir Drabik (9), Adam Skórnicki (1), Krzysztof Jabłoński (12)
2008 1 28 Sebastian Ułamek (10+5), Karol Ząbik (10+1), Adam Skórnicki (8)

World Champions from PolandEdit

Name Total titles Individual
(1936-38, since 1949)
Pairs
(1970-1993)
Team
(since 1960)
Total Years Total Years Total Years
Damian Baliński 1 1 2007
Sławomir Drabik 1 1 1996
Henryk Glücklich 1 1 1969
Tomasz Gollob 6 1 2010 5 1996, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010
Jarosław Hampel 4 4 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010
Rune Holta 3 3 2005, 2007, 2010
Edward Jancarz 1 1 1969
Marian Kaiser 1 1 1961
Florian Kapała 1 1 1961
Krzysztof Kasprzak 2 2 2007, 2009
Janusz Kołodziej 1 1 2010
Adrian Miedziński 2 2 2009, 2010
Zbigniew Podlecki 1 1 1965
Andrzej Pogorzelski 3 3 1965, 1966, 1969
Mieczysław Połukard 1 1 1961
Piotr Protasiewicz 3 3 1996, 2005, 2009
Marian Rose 1 1 1966
Jerzy Szczakiel 2 1 1973 1 1971
Stanisław Tkocz 2 2 1961, 1969
Grzegorz Walasek 2 2 2005, 2007
Antoni Woryna 2 2 1965, 1966
Andrzej Wyglenda 4 1 1971 3 1965, 1966, 1969
Henryk Żyto 1 1 1961
Name Total titles Total Years Total Years Total Years
Individual
(1936-38, since 1949)
Pairs
(1970-1993)
Team
(since 1960)

Famous Polish ridersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Żużlowcy Drużyną Roku, Wierietielny najlepszym trenerem" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 8 Jan 2011. Retrieved 8 Jan 2011.
  2. ^ SportoweFakty.pl - 30 Jan 2016.

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