Janusz Kołodziej (speedway rider)

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Janusz Kołodziej
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Born (1984-05-27) 27 May 1984 (age 35)
Tarnów, Poland
NationalityFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Current club information
Polish league Unia Tarnów
Career history
2000-2009 Unia Tarnów (POL)
2010- Unia Leszno (POL)
2004- Rospiggarna (SWE)
2003, 2006–2007 Reading Racers
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
2009 Number 333
Starts19
Podiums2 (1-0-1)
Finalist3 time
Winner1 times
Individual honours
2005 Polish Individual Champion
2004 Polish Under-21 Champion
2005 Golden Helmet Winner
2005 Silver Helmet Winner
2003 Bronze Helmet Winner
2019 Czech Republic Grand Prix Champion
Team honours
2005 European Pairs Champion
2006 European Club Champions' Cup
2007 Polish Pairs Speedway Champion
2004 Polish Under-21 Pairs Champion
2004, 2005 Ekstraliga Champion

Janusz Kołodziej (born 27 May 1984 in Tarnów, Poland) is a Polish speedway rider who has ridden for the Polish national team.

Tarnów Place in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Tarnów (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtarnuf]; is a city in southeastern Poland with 109,062 inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of 269,000 inhabitants. The city is situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship since 1999. From 1975 to 1998, it was the capital of the Tarnów Voivodeship. It is a major rail junction, located on the strategic east–west connection from Lviv to Kraków, and two additional lines, one of which links the city with the Slovak border. Tarnów is known for its traditional Polish architecture, which was strongly influenced by foreign cultures and foreigners that once lived in the area, most notably Jews, Germans and Austrians. The entire Old Town, featuring 16th century tenements, houses and defensive walls, has been fully preserved. Tarnów is also the warmest city of Poland, with the highest long-term mean annual temperature in the whole country.

Poland Republic in Central Europe

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

Motorcycle speedway motorcycle sport

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).

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Speedway Grand Prix results

 permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
 rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

Career

Speedway Grand Prix are a series of stand-alone motorcycle speedway events over the course of a season used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

The 2006 Speedway Grand Prix season is the 12th season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and is used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

The Speedway World Cup was an annual speedway event held each year in different countries. The first edition of the competition in the current format was held in 2001 and replaced the old World Team Cup competition which was amalgamated with the World Pairs Championship. The last edition was in 2017. Since 2018, the World Cup has been replaced by the new Speedway of Nations, which effectively brings back the pairs format.

See also

Poland national speedway team

The Poland national speedway team is the national motorcycle speedway team of Poland and is controlled by the Polish Motor Union (PZM). The team is one of the major teams in international speedway and they won the Team World Championship nine times. The team has won 1971 Speedway World Pairs Championship also. Two Polish riders has won Individual World Champion title. The team is managed by Marek Cieślak, and the current captain is 2010 World Champion Tomasz Gollob.

2011 Speedway Grand Prix riders
1 Flag of Poland.svg Gollob 2 Flag of Poland.svg Hampel 3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Crump 4 Flag of Poland.svg Holta 5 Flag of the United States.svg Hancock
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harris 7 Flag of Denmark.svg Bjerre 8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Holder 9 Flag of Sweden.svg Jonsson 10 Flag of Denmark.svg Pedersen
11 Flag of Sweden.svg Lindgren 12 Flag of Russia.svg Sayfutdinov 13 Flag of Russia.svg Laguta 14 Flag of Sweden.svg Lindbäck 15 Flag of Poland.svg Kołodziej

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