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|Association||Finnish Motorcycling Federation |
Suomen Moottoriliitto r.y.
|Team manager||Jyri Palomäki (2008 - ...)|
|Team captain||Kauko Nieminen (2008 - ...)|
|Nation colour||White and Blue|
|Best result||5th place (1982 and 1989|
|Best result||4th place (2007)|
The Finland national speedway team are motorcycle speedway national team from Finland.
|2001||9||QR 1||3||22||Kaj Laukkanen (8), Joonas Kylmäkorpi (7), Kauko Nieminen (5), Tomi Reima (1), Petri Kokko (1)|
|2002||8||QR 2||3||32||Kaj Laukkanen (12), Joonas Kylmäkorpi (12), Kauko Nieminen (4), Toni Salmela (3), Tomi Reima (1)|
|RO||5||19||Kaj Kaukkanen (5), Tomi Reima (5), Joonas Kylmäkorpi (4), Kauko Nieminen (3), Toni Salmela (2)|
|2003||7||QR 1||3||32||Joonas Kylmäkorpi (16), Kaj Laukkanen (11), Kauko Nieminen (3), Juha Hautamäki (3), Tomi Reima (1)|
|RO||4||26||Kaj Laukkanen (13), Joonas Kylmäkorpi (6), Kauko Nieminen (3), Juha Hautamaki (2), Tomi Reima (2)|
|2004||-||-||-||-||3rd place in Qualifying round 1|
|2005||-||-||-||-||did not enter|
|2006||7||E1||4||9||Kai Laukkanen (5), Kauko Nieminen (3), Juha Hautamaeki (1), Tomi Reima (0), Juha Makela (0)|
|2007||8||E1||4||11||Joonas Kylmäkorpi (6), Kai Laukkanen (3), Juha Hautamaeki (1), Kauko Nieminen (1), Tero Aarnio (0), Rene Lehtinen (ns)|
|2008||-||-||-||-||2nd place in Qualifying round 2|
|2009||-||-||-||-||3rd place in Qualifying round 2|
Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit. The motorcycles are specialist machines which use only one gear and have no brakes; racing takes place on a flat oval track usually consisting of dirt, loosely packed shale, or crushed rock. Competitors use this surface to slide their machines sideways, powersliding or broadsiding into the bends. On the straight sections of the track the motorcycles reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (110 km/h).
Tampere Stadium, also known as Ratina Stadium, designed by architect Timo Penttilä and completed in 1965, is a multi-purpose stadium in Tampere, Finland, with a seating capacity of 16,800 people, and up to 32,000 people for concerts. In 2018, the stadium hosted the IAAF World U20 Championships.
Track racing is a form of motorcycle racing where teams or individuals race opponents around an unpaved oval track. There are differing variants, with each variant racing on a different surface type.
Ice speedway is a developed form of motorcycle speedway racing, featuring racing on frozen surfaces. The sport uses bikes enhanced for the terrain. Participants can compete at international level.
Joonas Nikolai Kylmäkorpi is a Finnish former motorcycle speedway rider. He won the Long Track World Championship four times, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Kai Juhani Niemi is a former international motorcycle speedway rider who represented Finland.
The Long track is a motorcycle sport version of speedway, but taking place on tracks ranging from 800 to 1000 metres in length at much higher speeds. There are also subtle differences between the machinery in that a longtrack bike is slightly larger and has a two-speed gearbox. Races usually consist of six riders although occasionally they have eight.
Kai Laukkanen is a Finnish motorcycle speedway rider who rode in 2004 Speedway Grand Prix. Laukkanen won bronze medal in 2005 Individual Speedway European Championship.
Tero Kalevi Aarnio is a Finnish motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of Finland team at 2007 Speedway World Cup.
Rene Lehtinen is a Finnish motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of Finland team at 2007 Speedway World Cup.
Petri Kokko is a Finnish motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of Finland team at 2001 Speedway World Cup. Kokko won the British Elite League with Eastbourne Eagles.
Juha Hautamäki is a Finnish former motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of Finland team at Speedway World Cups.
The France national under-19 speedway team is the national under-19 motorcycle speedway team of France and is controlled by the French Motorcycling Federation.
Kalle Katajisto is a Finnish motorcycle speedway rider who is a member of the Finnish national team. He rode in the UK for the Edinburgh Monarchs.
The Finland national under-21 speedway team is the national under-21 motorcycle speedway team of Finland and is controlled by the Finnish Motorcycling Federation. The team entered the Under-21 World Cup three times, but they never qualified for the final. Ari Koponen is the only Finnish rider to win a medal in Individual U-21 European Championship open for riders from all continents (1979).
The France national under-21 speedway team is the national under-21 motorcycle speedway team of France and is controlled by the Finnish Motorcycling Federation. The team was withdrew from 2005 Under-21 World Cup and was nevert started in Under-21 World Cup.
The Finland national under-19 speedway team is the national under-19 motorcycle speedway team of Finland and is controlled by the Finnish Motorcycling Federation. The team was started in Team U-19 European Championship one time, but they do not qualify to the final. Finnish riders never won a medal in Individual U-19 European Championship.
The Finland national long track team is the national long track motorcycle racing team of Finland and is controlled by the Finnish Motorcycling Federation (SML). The team was started in all editions of Team Long Track World Championship, but they never won a championship medal.
Jari Mäkinen is a Finnish motorcycle speedway rider.