2008 Golden Helmet (Poland)

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The 48th Golden Helmet Polish : Turniej o Złoty Kask, ZK was the 2008 version of the Golden Helmet organized by the Polish Motor Union (PZM). It took place on October 25 in the Olympic Stadium in Wrocław, Poland. Defending Winner is Grzegorz Walasek from Zielona Góra.

Polish language West Slavic language spoken in Poland

Polish is a West Slavic language of the Lechitic group. It is spoken primarily in Poland and serves as the native language of the Poles. In addition to being an official language of Poland, it is also used by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 50 million Polish-language speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union.

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Golden Helmet (Poland)

The Golden Helmet is an annual speedway event, and has been organized by the Polish Motor Union (PZM) since 1961. The race is held in PC Team 3rd from last season, with the top twelve riders in the Extraleague and the top four riders in the First League. The winner receives a new Jawa motorcycle.

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Original date of Final was October 17, but after canceled of German Grand Prix and restarted Final Grand Prix on October 18, Main Comminsion for Speedway Sport decided aboute change date. [1] After resignations top riders, Main Commission decided that top three riders are automatically qualify for 2010 Speedway Grand Prix Qualification without Domestic Qualifications. [2]

The 2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany was the eleventh and closing race of the 2008 Speedway Grand Prix season. It was scheduled to take place on 11 October 2008, in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. However, the meeting was cancelled because the track (temporary) was deemed unsafe by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) jury due to adverse weather conditions. The event was re-staged at the Polonia Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland, on the 18 October and was renamed the 2008 FIM Final Speedway Grand Prix. The Grand Prix was won by Polish rider Tomasz Gollob, who also won the 2008 Super Prix.

The 2010 Individual Speedway World Championship Grand Prix Qualification were a series of motorcycle speedway meetings used to determine the three riders who qualified for the 2010 Speedway Grand Prix. The top eight riders finishing the 2009 Grand Prix series automatically qualified for 2010. The final round of qualification – the Grand Prix Challenge – took place on 18 September 2009, in Coventry, England. The Grand Prix Challenge was won by Magnus Zetterström who finished ahead of Chris Holder and former Grand Prix rider Jarosław Hampel. All three riders qualified for the 2010 Grand Prix.

The Golden Helmet was won by Damian Baliński from Unia Leszno, who beat Jarosław Hampel (Unia Leszno also) and Adrian Miedziński (Unibax Toruń). [3] It was first time in history, when Baliński won in Golden Helmet; in 2005 he was second. Hampel was third in 2003, and Miedziński never won medal in this competition.

Damian Baliński is an international motorcycle speedway rider and a current member of Poland national team. He has ridden since 1994 with Unia Leszno.

Unia Leszno

Unia Leszno are a motorcycle speedway team established in 1938 and based in Leszno, Poland. They compete in the Polish Ekstraliga and are the league champions from the 2018 Speedway Ekstraliga season. The team's home track is at the Alfred Smoczyk Stadium.

Jarosław Hampel Polish speedway rider

Jarosław "Jarek" Hampel is a Polish Speedway rider and a participant of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix in 2007 and 2010.

Starting positions draw

2007 Golden Helmet Winner Grzegorz Walasek. Walasek Grzegorz.jpg
2007 Golden Helmet Winner Grzegorz Walasek.

Main Commission for Speedway Sport (Główna Komisja Sportu Żużlowego, GKSŻ) which is a part of the Polish Motor Union nominated 20 riders (12+3 track reserve from Ekstraliga and 4+1 from First League). [4] Rafał Dobrucki, Tomasz Jędrzejak and Norbert Kościuch later replaced the injured Adrian Gomólski, Tomasz Gapiński and Krzysztof Buczkowski. [5] After changed of Final date, Janusz Kołodziej must resigned, because on October 24 he was started in friendly match United States vs. Rest of the world. [6] A few days before The Final, Tomasz Gollob, Rune Holta, Rafał Dobrucki and Robert Kościecha resigned. [7] Next riders who resigned was Krzysztof Kasprzak, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Tomasz Chrzanowski, Sebastian Ułamek and Wiesław Jaguś, [8] Mariusz Węgrzyk, Marcin Rempała, Maciej Kuciapa and Patryk Pawlaszczyk.

The 2008 Speedway Ekstraliga season is the 9th since its establishment. The first fixtures of the season are scheduled for April 6, 2008, and the season will end on October 19, 2008. Unia Leszno are the defending Polish champions. The Speedway Ekstraliga is the top division of speedway in the Poland.

Janusz Kołodziej (speedway rider) Polish speedway rider

Janusz Kołodziej is a Polish speedway rider who has ridden for the Polish national team.

United States national speedway team

The United States national speedway team are an international speedway team from the United States who compete in the annual major international speedway competition, the Speedway World Cup. They are managed by Lance King, who finished third in the 1984 World Final and the current captain is triple and current (2014) World Champion Greg Hancock. The team is governed by the American Motorcyclist Association.

Original riders

  1. Krzysztof Kasprzak (Unia Leszno SSA)
  2. Adrian Gomólski (KM Ostrów)
  3. Tomasz Chrzanowski (Lotos Gdańsk)
  4. Adrian Miedziński (Unibax Toruń)
  5. Tomasz Gapiński (CKM Złomrex Włókniarz Częstochowa)
  6. Sebastian Ułamek (CKM Złomrex Włókniarz Częstochowa)
  7. Jarosław Hampel (Unia Leszno SSA)
  8. Tomasz Gollob (Caeleum Stal Gorzów)
  9. Damian Baliński (Unia Leszno SSA)
  10. Piotr Świderski (RKM Rybnik)
  11. Grzegorz Walasek (ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra)
  12. Robert Kościecha (Unibax Toruń)
  13. Rune Holta (Caeleum Stal Gorzów)
  14. Janusz Kołodziej (Unia Tarnów ŻSSA)
  15. Adam Skórnicki (PSŻ Milion Team Poznań)
  16. Wiesław Jaguś (Unibax Toruń)
  17. Rafał Dobrucki (ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra)
  18. Tomasz Jędrzejak (ATLAS Wrocław)
  19. Piotr Protasiewicz (ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra)
  20. Krzysztof Buczkowski (Polonia Bydgoszcz)

Note: riders in bold type is Wrocław' rider.

Final participants

  1. Sławomir Drabik (Unia Tarnów ŻSSA)
  2. Piotr Protasiewicz (ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra)
  3. None
  4. Adrian Miedziński (Unibax Toruń)
  5. Tomasz Jędrzejak (Atlas Wrocław)
  6. Roman Povazhny (Marma Polskie Folie Rzeszów)
  7. Jarosław Hampel (Unia Leszno SSA)
  8. Norbert Kościuch (PSŻ Poznań)
  9. Damian Baliński (Unia Leszno SSA)
  10. Piotr Świderski (RKM Rybnik)
  11. Grzegorz Walasek (ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra)
  12. Daniel Jeleniewski (Atlas Wrocław)
  13. Grzegorz Zengota (ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra)
  14. Rafał Trojanowski (PSŻ Milion Team Poznań)
  15. Adam Skórnicki (PSŻ Milion Team Poznań)
  16. Jacek Rempała (Unia Tarnów ŻSSA)
  17. Patryk Pawlaszczyk (RKM Rybnik)

Heat details

PlacingRiderTotal1234567891011121314151617181920PtsPos
Gold medal icon.svg (9) Damian Baliński (LES)1433332141
Silver medal icon.svg (7) Jarosław Hampel (LES)1332233132
Bronze medal icon.svg (4) Adrian Miedziński (TOR)1133311113
4(10) Piotr Świderski (RYB)92213194
5(6) Roman Povazhny (RZE)80032385
6(15) Adam Skórnicki (POZ)83320086
7(5) Tomasz Jędrzejak (WRO) 81202387
8(12) Daniel Jeleniewski (WRO) 8E1132288
9(8) Norbert Kościuch (POZ)82220289
10(11) Grzegorz Walasek (ZIE)811222810
11(2) Piotr Protasiewicz (ZIE)713111711
12(13) Grzegorz Zengota (ZIE)611031612
13(1) Sławomir Drabik (TAR)520003513
14(16) Jacek Rempała (TAR)320100314
15(14) Rafał Trojanowski (POZ)301110315
PlacingRiderTotal12345678910111213141516171819 20 PtsPos

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - insidegate Bgate Cgate D - outside

Heat after heat

  1. Miedziński, Drabik, Protasiewicz
  2. Hampel, Kościuch, Jędrzejak, Povazhny
  3. Baliński, Świderski, Walasek, Jeleniewski (d1)
  4. Skórnicki, Rempała, Zengota, Trojanowski
  5. Baliński, Jędrzejak, Zengota, Drabik
  6. Protasiewicz, Świderski, Trojanowski, Povazhny
  7. Skórnicki, Hampel, Walasek
  8. Miedziński, Kościuch, Jeleniewski, Rempała
  9. Povazhny, Walasek, Rempała, Drabik
  10. Jeleniewski, Skórnicki, Protasiewicz, Jędrzejak
  11. Baliński, Kościuch, Trojanowski
  12. Miedziński, Hampel, Świderski, Zengota
  13. Hampel, Jeleniewski, Trojanowski, Drabik
  14. Zengota, Walasek, Protasiewicz, Kościuch
  15. Świderski, Jędrzejak, Rempała
  16. Baliński, Povazhny, Miedziński, Skórnicki
  17. Drabik, Kościuch, Świderski, Skórnicki
  18. Hampel, Baliński, Protasiewicz, Rempała
  19. Povazhny, Jeleniewski, Zengota
  20. Jędrzejak, Walasek, Miedziński, Trojanowski

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