Grzegorz Walasek

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Grzegorz Walasek
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Born (1976-08-29) 29 August 1976 (age 44)
Krosno Odrzańskie, Poland
Nationality Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Current club information
Polish league TŻ Ostrovia Ostrów Wielkopolski
Swedish league Rospiggarna
Career history
Poland
1993–1999, 2006–2009, 2015 ZKŻ Zielona Góra
2000-2005, 2014 Częstochowa
2010–2011 Polonia Bydgoszcz
2012–2013 Stal Rzeszów
2017-2018 Stal Gorzow
TŻ Ostrovia Ostrów Wielkopolski
2000-2002 Lejonen
2003 Kaparna
2005–2008 Piraterna
2009–2010 Indianerna
2011–2014 Hammarby
2014–2015 Rospiggarna
United Kingdom
2000–2002, 2005–2006 Poole Pirates
2004 Arena Essex Hammers
2015–2016 Leicester Lions
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
SGP Number13
Starts22 [1] [2]
Finalist1 [2] time
Individual honours
1997 Polish Under-21 Champion
2004 Polish Individual Champion
2007 Golden Helmet Winner
2012 Golden Helmet of Pardubice (CZE)
Team honours
2001, 2002, 2006 Craven Shield
2003, 2009 Ekstraliga Champion
2004, 2009 European Club Champions' Cup
2005, 2007 Speedway World Cup

Grzegorz Walasek [ˈɡrzɛɡɔrz vaˈlasɛk] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ) (born 29 August 1976) is a Polish speedway rider who has ridden for the Polish national team and has also competed in the Speedway Grand Prix series.

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Career

Born in Krosno Odrzańskie, Poland, Walasek began his senior career in 1993 with ZKŻ Zielona Góra, and won the Polish Under-21 Championship in 1997. [2] In 2000 he began riding in the UK with Poole Pirates. In 2004 he won the senior Polish individual championship. [2] He was part of the Polish team that won the Speedway World Cup in 2005 and 2007. [2]

Walasek rode in 22 Speedway Grand Prix, reaching one final and scoring a total of 138 points. [2]

For his sporting achievements, he received the Golden Cross of Merit in 2007. [3]

In 2015 Walasek returned to ZKŻ Zielona Góra for a third stint, extended his contract with Rospiggarna in Sweden, and signed to ride for Leicester Lions in the Elite League. [4] [5] [6]

World Championships

European Championships

Polish Championships

Speedway Grand Prix results

2001 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 26)
Race no.Grand PrixPos.Pts.HeatsDraw No
2 /6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British SGP 8th10(2,F,2) +1 +0)4
3 /6 Flag of Denmark.svg Danish SGP 14th6(3,3) (X,1)20
4 /6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Rep. SGP 6th14(3,2) (2,0,2) +1 +212
5 /6 Flag of Poland.svg Polish SGP 18th4(0,3,1)18
2002 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 19)
Race no.Grand PrixPos.Pts.HeatsDraw No
1 /10 Flag of Norway.svg Norwegian SGP 12th7(0,3,2) (1,2,0)19
2 /10 Flag of Poland.svg Polish SGP 21st2(0,1)12
3 /10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British SGP 20th3(2,1,0)20
4 /10 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenian SGP 20th3(1,2,0)18
5 /10 Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish SGP 16th5(3,3) (1,X)20
6 /10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Rep. SGP 15th5(3,3) (1,0)15
7 /10 Flag of the Kalmar Union.svg Scandinavian SGP injury → (25) Peter Karlsson 15
8 /10 Flag of Europe.svg European SGP injury → (25) Peter Karlsson 20
9 /10 Flag of Denmark.svg Danish SGP injury → (31) Ronni Pedersen 18
10 /10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian SGP injury → (31) Steve Johnston 21
2004 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 23)
Race no.Grand PrixPos.Pts.HeatsDraw No
3 /9 Flag of Europe.svg European SGP 6th13(2,0,2) (3,3) +123
 permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
 rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

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References

  1. Świat Żużla, No 2 (78) 2009, page 19, ISSN   1429-3285
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "2015 Rider Index", speedwaygb.co. Retrieved 8 March 2015
  3. "M.P. 2007 nr 78 poz. 834", Polish Government. Retrieved 8 March 2015
  4. Borek, David (2014) "Oficjalnie: Grzegorz Walasek wraca do Falubazu!", sportowefakty.pl, 22 December 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2015
  5. "Speedway: Leicester Lions sign two-time World Cup champion Grzegorz Walasek Archived 2015-03-08 at the Wayback Machine ", Leicester Mercury , 7 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015
  6. Borek, David (2014) "Grzegorz Walasek przedłużył kontrakt z Rospiggarną", sportowefakty.pl, 21 November 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2015