|Born||12 April 1995|
|Current club information|
|Polish league||Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski|
|Swedish league||Vetlanda Speedway|
|2010-||Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski|
|Speedway Grand Prix statistics|
|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|
|2012, 2014, 2015||Team Speedway Junior World Championship|
|2014, 2016||Speedway Ekstraliga|
|2014, 2015||Elitserien League Champion|
Bartosz Zmarzlik ( ['bartɔʂ ˈzmarzlik] ( listen ); born 12 April 1995) is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider and the current World Champion. Decorated Polonia Restituta V class.
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.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.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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