Jarosław Hampel (left), in 2014
Jarosław "Jarek" Hampel (pronounced [ˈjarɔswaf ˈxampɛl] (
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:
|2000||27th||7||12th||Wild Card Entry - European Grand Prix - Debut|
|2001||25th||7||11th||Wild Card Entry - Polish Grand Prix|
|2002||30th||6||17th||Wild Card Entries - Polish and European Grand Prix|
|2003||25th||13||6th||Wild Card Entry - Polish Grand Prix|
|2004||8th||81||2nd||First full Speedway Grand Prix season and placed second in Czech Republic Grand Prix|
|2005||11th||67||2nd||Second in British Grand Prix|
|2006||9th||91||3rd||Third in British Grand Prix|
|2007||13th||67||2nd||Second in Czech Republic Grand Prix|
|2008||16th||16||4th||Wild Card Entry - European Grand Prix|
|2009||18th||9||5th||Wild Card Entry - European Grand Prix|
|2010||2nd||137||Winner||Won Denmark Grand Prix - First Grand Prix win|
|2011||3rd||123||Winner||Won Scandinavian Grand Prix|
|2012||14th||58||2nd||Broke right fibula Denmark GP - Missed next four Grand Prix|
|2013||2nd||142||Winner||Won New Zealand, Poland and Slovakian Grand Prix|
|2014||8th||98||Winner||Won Scandinavian Grand Prix|
|2015||16th||31||2nd||Injured while 3rd in standings after three Grand Prix - Missed remainder of season|
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