Jarosław Hampel

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Jarosław Hampel
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Jarosław Hampel (left), in 2014
Born (1982-04-17) 17 April 1982 (age 38)
Occupation Speedway Rider
Website http://www.hampelracing.com

Jarosław "Jarek" Hampel (pronounced  [ˈjarɔswaf ˈxampɛl] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ); born 17 April 1982 in Łódź, Poland) is a Polish Speedway rider and a participant of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix in 2007 and 2010.

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He received his speedway license in 1998 with the Polish team Polonia Piła, although he first started racing on a mini-track in Pawłowice, close to the city of Leszno.

In 2010 and 2013, he won silver medals in the Speedway World Championships ( Grand Prix Series), and in 2011, he won the bronze medal.

In 1999 he won a bronze medal at the Individual U-19 European Championship as well as a bronze medal at the Individual U-21 World Championship in 2000 and a gold medal in 2003.

He has started in the Speedway Grand Prix since 2000, and became a regular starter from 2004. In 2005 he won the Speedway World Cup with Poland, together with fellow Poles Tomasz Gollob, Piotr Protasiewicz, Grzegorz Walasek and Rune Holta; beating Sweden, Denmark and Great Britain in the final held at the Olympic Stadium in Wrocław, Poland. As well as 2005 he has since won the world cup another three times in 2007, 2009 & 2010 taking his number of world cup gold medals to four.

In terms of his domestic run, Hampel's biggest success are two silver medals at the Individual Polish Championships in 2000 and 2004, as well as three medals at the Junior Individual Polish Championships ( Gold in 2001, Silver in 2002, Bronze in 2000).

He currently rides for two teams: VMS Vetlanda in Sweden and Motor Lublin in Poland.

For his sport achievements, he received:
POL Brazowy Krzyz Zaslugi BAR.svg Bronze Cross of Merit in 2005;
POL Zloty Krzyz Zaslugi BAR.svg Golden Cross of Merit in 2007.

Speedway Grand Prix results

YearPositionPointsBest FinishNotes
2000 27th712thWild Card Entry - European Grand Prix - Debut
2001 25th711thWild Card Entry - Polish Grand Prix
2002 30th617thWild Card Entries - Polish and European Grand Prix
2003 25th136thWild Card Entry - Polish Grand Prix
2004 8th812ndFirst full Speedway Grand Prix season and placed second in Czech Republic Grand Prix
2005 11th672ndSecond in British Grand Prix
2006 9th913rdThird in British Grand Prix
2007 13th672ndSecond in Czech Republic Grand Prix
2008 16th164thWild Card Entry - European Grand Prix
2009 18th95thWild Card Entry - European Grand Prix
2010 2nd137WinnerWon Denmark Grand Prix - First Grand Prix win
2011 3rd123WinnerWon Scandinavian Grand Prix
2012 14th582ndBroke right fibula Denmark GP - Missed next four Grand Prix
2013 2nd142WinnerWon New Zealand, Poland and Slovakian Grand Prix
2014 8th98WinnerWon Scandinavian Grand Prix
2015 16th312ndInjured while 3rd in standings after three Grand Prix - Missed remainder of season

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References

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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