Rune Holta

Rune Holta (born 29 August 1973 in Stavanger, Norway) is a speedway rider. He grew up in Randaberg Norway,[2] but has been a Polish citizen since 2002, allowing him to represent Poland in international competitions and was a member of their Speedway World Cup winning teams in 2005, 2007 & 2010. He has also won the Polish Championship in 2003 and 2007.

Rune Holta
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Born (1973-08-29) 29 August 1973 (age 46)
Stavanger, Norway
NationalityPoland
Websiteholta-racing.com
Current club information
Polish leagueWłókniarz Częstochowa
Swedish league[Dackarna Malilla ]
Career history
Norway
1991–2001NMK Sandnes & Jæren
Poland
1994Grudziądz
1996Morawski Zielona Gora
1997–1998Unia Tarnów
1999–2000, 2002–2005Częstochowa
2006Rzeszów
2007Unia Tarnów
2008–2009Gorzów Wielkopolski
2010 , 2020Częstochowa
2011Toruń
Denmark
1997–2002Outrup
Sweden
1995–2002Valsarna
2003–2008Vetlanda
2009Indianerna
2010Dackarna
2012Indianerna
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
SGP Number7
Starts74[1]
Podiums5 (2–1–2)
Finalist8 time
Winner2 times
Individual honours
1994, 1996, 1997, 2000Norwegian Champion
2003, 2007Polish Champion
1999, 2000Nordic Champion
2009, 2011Golden Helmet of Pardubice (CZE)
2008Swedish Grand Prix
2010Scandinavian Grand Prix
Team honours
2005, 2007, 2010World Cup Winner
2003Polish Team Champion
2007Polish Pairs Champion
1998, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2015Swedish Elitserien Champion
1999, 2001Danish League Champion
1999Polish Div Two Champion

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

In 2020, he will be riding for Dackarna Malilla in the Swedish Elit League and for Włókniarz Częstochowa in the Polish Ekstraliga.

Speedway Grand PrixEdit

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
2000 26th 8 9th 1 wild card ride
2001 14th 41 5th
2002 11th 80 4th
2003 8th 98 4th
2004 14th 60 4th
2005 20th 6 1 wild card ride
2006 Did not participate
2007 7th 91 3rd
2007 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 14)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
1 /11   Italian SGP 15 2 (X,0,X,2,0) 4
2 /11   European SGP 11 6 (1,F,2,3,X) 6
3 /11   Swedish SGP 6 9 (3,1,1,1,3) +0 1
4 /11   Danish SGP 12 5 (0,2,3,F,0) 4
5 /11   British SGP 11 5 (3,1,E,1,0) 7
6 /11   Czech Rep. SGP 3 16 (1,2,3,2,3) +3 +1 11
7 /11   Scandinavian SGP 11 5 (0,0,1,1,3) 10
8 /11   Latvian SGP 10 7 (1,1,2,3,0) 16
9 /11   Polish SGP 6 10 (0,3,2,2,3) +0 11
10 /11   Slovenian SGP 3 17 (2,3,3,3,2) +2 +1 13
11 /11   German SGP 6 10 (1,2,3,1,2) +1 15
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2008 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 7)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
1 /11   Slovenian SGP 13 5 (3,1,0,1,0) 1
2 /11   European SGP
3 /11   Swedish SGP
4 /11   Danish SGP
5 /11   British SGP
6 /11   Czech Rep. SGP
7 /11   Scandinavian SGP
8 /11   Latvian SGP
9 /11   Polish SGP
10 /11   Italian SGP
11 /11   German SGP
  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

Plane crashEdit

 
Place of 2007 plane crash.

In 2007 Holta survived a plane crash with fellow rider Tomasz Gollob. The plane, flown by Władysław Gollob, crashed on the way to a meeting at Tarnów. Holta escaped with cuts and bruises.[3]

On his official website, Holta stated "In spite of the circumstance I'm doing OK but I'm very shaken. We have been very lucky, and I'm just glad that I'm still alive."[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Świat Żużla, No 2 (78) 2009, page 14, ISSN 1429-3285
  2. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  3. ^ "Holta survives plane crash drama". Evening Star. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Holta in airplane crash". www.holta-racing.com. 1 June 2007. Archived from the original on 24 January 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2007.

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