|Born||27 May 1984|
|Current club information|
|Polish league||Unia Tarnów|
|2000-2009||Unia Tarnów (POL)|
|2010-||Unia Leszno (POL)|
|2003, 2006–2007||Reading Racers|
|Speedway Grand Prix statistics|
|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|
|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 (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, 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, 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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|wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve|
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The 2004 Speedway World Cup (SWC) was the 4th FIM Speedway World Cup season. The Final took place on August 7, 2004 in Poole, Great Britain. The tournament was won by Sweden and they beat host team Great Britain, Denmark and Poland in the Final.
The 2006 Speedway World Cup (SWC) was the 6th FIM Speedway World Cup season. The Final took place on 22 July 2006 in the Smallmead Stadium in Reading, Berkshire, Great Britain. The tournament was won by Denmark and they beat Sweden, host team Great Britain and Australia in the Final. The defending champion Poland did not qualified to the Final.
Unia Tarnów are a Polish multi-sports club established in 1928 and based in Tarnów, Poland. They are best known for their motorcycle speedway team. The club also has a basketball and football team.
The 2007 Speedway Ekstraliga season is the 8th since its establishment. The first fixtures of the season are scheduled for April 8, 2007, and the season will end on October 7, 2007. Atlas Wrocław are the defending Polish champions.
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.
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|
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