|Born||January 2, 1989|
|Current club information|
|Polish league||Lokomotive Daugavpils (LVA)|
|2012, 2017||Latvian Champion|
Maksims Bogdanovs (born January 2, 1989) is a Latvian motorcycle speedway rider, since 2007 participating in Speedway Grand Prix of Latvia competitions.
1989 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate seasonal climate.
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).
|permanent speedway rider|
|wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve|
|rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)|
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.
The 2007 Speedway World Cup (SWC) was the 7th FIM Speedway World Cup season. The Final took place on July 21, 2007 in the Alfred Smoczyk Stadium in Leszno, Poland. The tournament was won by host team Poland and they beat defending champion Denmark, Australia and Great Britain in the Final.
The 2009 FIM Speedway World Cup (SWC) was the ninth FIM Speedway World Cup season. The final took place on 19 July 2009 in Leszno, Poland. The defending World Champions were Denmark who won the 2008 final in Vojens, Denmark. It was the fourth final to be held in Poland, and the second in the Alfred Smoczyk Stadium after the 2007 final was held there when Poland beat Denmark, Australia and Great Britain. Poland won the 2009 Speedway World Cup.
The 2008 Individual Speedway Junior World Championship
The 2009 Individual Speedway Junior World Championship will be the 2009 version of FIM Individual Under-21 World Championship. The Final took place on October 4, 2009, in Goričan, Croatia. It will be first Final on Balkans. The current World Champion is Emil Sayfutdinov from Russia who won the 2008 Final in Pardubice, Czech Republic. Sayfutdinov, who in 2009 season was started in 2009 Speedway Grand Prix, was not defend title. The Championship was won by Australian rider Darcy Ward.
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 2007 Speedway Grand Prix season was the 13th season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and was used to determine the Speedway World Champion. It was the first under the promotion of IMG, who had purchased series organisers Benfield Sports International (BSI).
The 2008 Speedway Grand Prix season was the 14th season in the Speedway Grand Prix era used to determine the Speedway World Champion. It was the second under the promotion of IMG.
The Individual Speedway European Championship is an annual individual speedway event organized by the European Motorcycle Union (UEM) to determine the champion of Europe. The competition was founded in 2001 and was initially staged as a one-off meeting, however the single event was replaced by the Speedway European Championship series in 2012. As of 2015, the competition was staged over four rounds in a Grand Prix format, with the winner being declared as the rider who accumulated the most points over the duration of the four rounds. The minimum age of a rider to compete is 16 years of age.
The 2008 Individual Speedway European Championship
The 2005 Individual Speedway Junior World Championship
Matej Žagar is a Slovenian motorcycle speedway rider who was won Individual Speedway European Champion titles. He was permanent speedway rider in 2006 and 2007 Speedway Grand Prix seasons. He was touted as a potential GP wildcard for the 2012 SGP season following impressive and consistent performances in the Polish Extraliga with Gorzow, but turned down the opportunity to replace Darcy Ward due to the 1GP rider in the Extraliga and his contract with Gorzow, where 2010 world champion Tomasz Gollob was signed up.
Emil Damirovich Sayfutdinov is a Russian motorcycle speedway rider and member of the Russian national teams. He won the 2007 and 2008 Under-21 World Championship. He is a permanent rider of the 2017 Speedway Grand Prix.
Joonas Nikolai Kylmäkorpi is a Finnish former motorcycle speedway rider. He won the Long Track World Championship four times, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Mattia Carpanese born is a speedway rider who in 2007 rode in the UK for the Workington Comets who compete in the Premier League, and for the Birmingham Brummies in 2008.
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Ķasts Poudžuks is a Latvian speedway rider and the former Latvian champion.
Christian Hefenbrock born is an international speedway rider who first rode in the UK for the Wolverhampton Wolves in the Elite League in 2006.
Aleš Dryml Jr. is a Czech speedway rider who has won 2004 and 2007 European Pairs Speedway Champion titles.
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Artem Grigoryevich Laguta is a Russian motorcycle speedway rider and member of the Russia national team.
Grigory Laguta is a Russian-born Latvian motorcycle speedway rider. Laguta is current Individual Latvian Champion. He is a three-time Russian champion. In 2017 he was suspended for two years for a doping violation after having used meldonium.
Denis Gizatullin is an international motorcycle speedway rider who is a captain of the Russian national team.
Roman Ivanov is a Russian speedway rider who is a member of Russia national team.
Guglielmo Franchetti is an Italian motorcycle speedway rider who is a member of Italy national teams.
Roman Povazhny is a Russian-Polish former international motorcycle speedway rider. He gained Polish citizenship in 2004 and retired in 2013.
Andrejs Koroļevs is a Latvian motorcycle speedway rider. Since 1996, he has a Polish citizenship and he is known as Andrzej Korolew.
The 2010 Individual Speedway Under 21 World Championship was the 2010 version of FIM Individual Under-21 World Championship season. First time new champion was determined in three finals between 17 July and 2 October 2010.
Alessandro Milanese is an Italian motorcycle speedway rider who is a member of Italy's national team. Miotello started at 2008 Italian Grand Prix
Jevgenijs Karavackis is a Latvian motorcycle speedway rider and member of the Latvian national team.
Vjačeslavs Giruckis is a Latvian motorcycle speedway rider who rides for Lokomotiv Daugavpils.
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