Bartosz Zmarzlik

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Bartosz Zmarzlik
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Born (1995-04-12) 12 April 1995 (age 26)
Szczecin, Poland
NationalityFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Current club information
Danish league Slangerup
Polish league Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski
Swedish league Vetlanda Speedway
Career history
Poland
2010- Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski
Sweden
2011-2012 Gnistorna Malmö
2013- Vetlanda Speedway
Denmark
2012 Holsted Speedway
2019 Slangerup
Great Britain
2014 Birmingham Brummies
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
SGP Number95
Starts48
Podiums19 (6-6-7)
Finalist24 time
Winner6 times
Individual honours
2014 Gorzow Grand Prix Champion
2015 World Under-21 Champion
2017 Swedish Grand Prix Champion
2018 British Grand Prix Champion
2019 Slovenian Grand Prix Champion
2019 Wroclaw Grand Prix Champion
2019 Denmark Grand Prix Champion
2019 World Champion
2020 World Champion
Team honours
2012, 2014, 2015 Team Speedway Junior World Championship
2014, 2016 Speedway Ekstraliga
2014, 2015 Elitserien League Champion

Bartosz Zmarzlik ( ['bartɔʂ ˈzmarzlik] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ); born 12 April 1995) is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider and the current World Champion. Decorated Polonia Restituta V class. [1]

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Biography

Born in Szczecin, Poland, Zmarzlik is the younger brother of former speedway rider Paweł Zmarzlik. Bartosz first came to the attention of the British speedway public when he was granted a wild card to race in the 2012 Speedway Grand Prix of Poland on 23 June. It was his first appearance in the Grand Prix series. He performed exceptionally well and became the youngest rider to ever appear on the podium in a Speedway Grand Prix, aged just 17 years old and 72 days. He finished third that day scoring a grand total of 13 points. [2] Zmarzlik made his British league debut in 2014, agreeing a short-term deal to ride for the Birmingham Brummies to cover the injured Adam Skornicki.

He signed to ride for Slangerup in the Danish league in 2019. [3] In 2020, he was voted the Polish Sports Personality of the Year. On 3 October 2020, Zmarzlik won his second Speedway World Championship, becoming the first rider to clinch back to back titles since Nicki Pedersen in 2007-08.

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