Norway national speedway team

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The Norway national speedway team are motorcycle speedway national team from Norway. The most famous riders is Rune Holta, Speedway Grand Prix permanent rider. After becoming a Polish citizen, Holta currently rides for the Poland national team.

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).

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

Rune Holta Polish speedway rider

Rune Holta is a speedway rider. He grew up in Randaberg Norway, but has been a Polish citizen since 2002, allowing him to represent Poland in international competitions and was a member of their Speedway World Cup winning teams in 2005, 2007 & 2010. He has also won the Polish Championship in 2003 and 2007.

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World championships

Speedway World Cup

Year Place Event Pos. Pts. Riders
2001 - - - - 3rd place in Preliminary round 2
2002-2009 Did not enter
Year Place Event Pos. Pts. Riders

Team U-21

Year Place Pos. Pts. Riders
2005 - - - 3rd place in Qualifying Round 2
2006-2009 Did not enter
Year Place Pos. Pts. Riders

European Championships

Pairs

Year Place Pts. Riders
2004-2006 Did not enter
2007 - - 6th place in Semi-Final 2
2008-2009 Did not enter

Honours

World Championships

CompetitionsTotalGolden medalsSilver medalsBronze medals
TotalYearsTotalYearsTotalYears
Team
World Cup
(1960-2000)
(since 2001)
0
Team U-21 (since 2005) 0
Pairs (1970-1993) 1 1 1991
Individual
Grand Prix
(1936-1994)
(since 1995)
1 1 1966
Individual U-21 (since 1977) 2 1 1994 1 1993
Total medals: 4 Gold: 0 Silver: 2 Bronze: 2

European Championships

CompetitionsTotalGolden medalsSilver medalsBronze medals
TotalYearsTotalYearsTotalYears
Team U-19 (since 2008) 0
Pairs (since 2004) 0
Individual (since 2001) 0
Individual U-19 (since 1998) 0
Total medals: 0 Gold: 0 Silver: 0 Bronze: 0

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