|Nickname(s)|| Biało-czerwoni |
("The white and reds")
("The White Eagles")
|Association|| Polish Motor Union |
Polski Związek Motorowy
|Team manager||Marek Cieślak|
|Team captain||Grzegorz Zengota|
|Nation colour||White and Red|
|Best result||1st - last one in 2009|
|Best result||1st - last one in 2006 (Karol Ząbik)|
The Poland national under-21 speedway team is the national under-21 motorcycle speedway team of Poland and is controlled by the Polish Motor Union (PZM). The Under-21 Speedway World Cup has been dominated by Poland with them winning first place in all of the past championships. Karol Ząbik was a member of Poland team by three finals (2005-2007). Poland has produced seven Under-21 Individual World Champions: Piotr Protasiewicz (1996), Robert Dados (1998), Dawid Kujawa (2001), Jarosław Hampel (2003), Robert Miśkowiak (2004), Krzysztof Kasprzak (2005) and Karol Ząbik (2006).
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).
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.
The Team Speedway Junior World Championship is an annual speedway event held in different countries (U-21). The first edition of the competition was in 2005.
|Team Speedway Junior World Championship|
|2005||41|| Janusz Kołodziej (14), Krzysztof Kasprzak (13), Marcin Rempała (8), Krystian Klecha (3), Karol Ząbik (3) |
In Qualifying Round Three also rode: Paweł Hlib
|2006||41||Karol Ząbik (13), Paweł Hlib (12), Adrian Miedziński (8), Krzysztof Buczkowski (5), Paweł Miesiąc (3)|
|2007||40|| Krzysztof Buczkowski (11), Karol Ząbik (10), Paweł Hlib (10), Mateusz Szczepaniak (6), Adrian Gomólski (—) |
In Qualifying Round One also rode: Maciej Piaszczyński, Marcin Jędrzejewski
|2008||40|| Maciej Janowski (11), Artur Mroczka (9), Grzegorz Zengota (8), Michał Mitko (7), Daniel Pytel (5) |
In Qualifying Round Two also rode: Robert Kasprzak, Adrian Gomólski, Mateusz Szczepaniak
|2009||57||Przemysław Pawlicki (15), Maciej Janowski (13), Grzegorz Zengota (13), Artur Mroczka (11), Dawid Lampart (5)|
|Team Speedway Junior World Championship|
|2005||—||—||Replaced of France. 2nd place in Qualifying Round Three|
Kamil Brzozowski (11), Adrian Gomólski (8), Patryk Pawlaszczyk (7), Sebastian Brucheiser (6), Marcin Jędrzejewski (4)
Speedway is one of the most popular sports in Poland. The Polish Extraleague has the highest average attendances for any sport in Poland. The first meetings in Poland were held in the 1930s.
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.
The Poland national under-19 speedway team is the national under-19 motorcycle speedway team of Poland and is controlled by the Polish Motor Union (PZM). The team has won the Team Speedway Junior European Championship twice in 2009 and 2010. In the Individual competition was won by Poles six times: Rafał Okoniewski, Łukasz Romanek (2001), Karol Ząbik (2005), Artur Mroczka (2008) and Przemysław Pawlicki (2009).
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Poland's sports include almost all sporting disciplines, in particular: volleyball, football and motorcycle speedway, ski jumping, track & field, basketball, boxing, fencing, rugby union, field hockey, handball, ice hockey, swimming and weightlifting. The first Polish Formula One driver, Robert Kubica, has brought awareness of Formula One Racing to Poland. Volleyball is one of country's most popular sports with a rich history of international competition. Poland has made a distinctive mark in motorcycle speedway racing thanks to Tomasz Gollob, Jaroslaw Hampel and Rune Holta. Speedway is very popular in Poland with them winning the world cup (2014) and the Polish Extraleague has the highest average attendances for any sport in Poland. The Polish mountains are an ideal venue for hiking, skiing and mountain biking and attract millions of tourists every year from all over the world. Cross country skiing and ski jumping are popular TV sports, gathering 4–5 million viewers each competition, with Justyna Kowalczyk, Adam Małysz and Kamil Stoch as the main attractions. Baltic beaches and resorts are popular locations for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and a broad-range of other water-themed sports.
KS Toruń, historically Apator Toruń, known also in the past as Unibax Toruń due to ownership changes, is a Polish speedway team from Toruń, Poland.
Krzysztof Kasprzak is an international speedway rider who became World Under-21 Champion in 2005. He is a son of former Polish national speedway team member Zenon Kasprzak. Brother Robert is also a speedway rider.
The Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Wrocław, Poland. It was built from 1926 to 1928 as Schlesierkampfbahn according to a design by Richard Konwiarz, when the city of Wrocław was still part of Germany. It is used mostly for American football—home of the Panthers Wrocław and speedway racing, it also serves as the home stadium of Sparta Wrocław.
The 2007 Team Speedway Junior World Championship is the 3rd FIM Team Speedway Junior World Championship season. The Final took place on September 23rd 2007 in Abensberg, Germany.
Karol Ząbik is a Polish speedway rider who has won World, European and Polish Under-21 titles and has ridden for the Polish national junior team.
Paweł Hlib is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who won Team Speedway Junior World Championship in 2006 and 2007. Hlib became the Individual Polish Under-21 Champion in 2007.
Janusz Kołodziej is a Polish speedway rider who has ridden for the Polish national team.
Damian Baliński is an international motorcycle speedway rider and a current member of Poland national team. He has ridden since 1994 with Unia Leszno.
Adrian Gomólski is an international speedway rider, representing the Poland national U-21 team. He started his speedway career in 2003. His father Jacek was also a speedway rider.
Marcin Rempała is a Polish speedway rider who won Team Under 21 World Championship in 2005.
Adrian Miedziński is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider has won Team Under-21 World Champion and Individual Under-21 Polish Champion titles.
Mateusz Szczepaniak is an international speedway rider who has won the Team Under 21 World Championship with Poland.
Robert Miśkowiak is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who has won the World Under-21 Championship.
Robert Kościecha is a Polish speedway rider has won 2005 European Pairs Speedway Champion title.
The 25th Mieczysław Połukard Criterium of Polish Speedway League Aces was the 2006 version of the Mieczysław Połukard Criterium of Polish Speedway Leagues Aces. It took place on April 2 in the Polonia Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
The 11th Edward Jancarz Memorial was the 2008 version of the Edward Jancarz Memorial. It took place on 21 June in the Stal Gorzów Stadium in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland. The Memorial was won by Jason Crump who beat Nicki Pedersen, Krzysztof Kasprzak and Tomasz Gollob in the final.