|Other names||Derby Pomorza|
|Teams||Polonia Bydgoszcz Vs. KS Toruń|
|First meeting||7 October 1973 (Relegation playoffs)|
11 July 1976 (League meeting)
|Most wins||KS Toruń (50)|
The Pomeranian-Kuyavian Derby (Polish : Derby Pomorza i Kujaw), also known as the Pomeranian Derby (Derby Pomorza) is a motorcycle speedway match between rivals Polonia Bydgoszcz and KS Toruń. The rivalry comes about as Bydgoszcz and Toruń are the two largest cities in former Bydgoszcz Voivodeship (1946–1975), and since 1999 two capitals of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. They are often identified with political and sociological local antagonist.
Polish is a West Slavic language of the Lechitic group. It is spoken primarily in Poland and serves as the native language of the Poles. In addition to being an official language of Poland, it is also used by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 50 million Polish language speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union.
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).
Polonia Bydgoszcz is a Polish sports club based in Bydgoszcz most known for its speedway team ŻKS Polonia Bydgoszcz which currently race in the 2. Liga. The club has won the Polish Speedway League Championship seven times, the latest in 2002, and European Team Championship three times, the latest in 2001. The club also has a football team who play in the lower leagues but in the past had more success.
Last update: September 10, 2016
There are incomplete list of riders, who ride in Derby for both clubs:
|Riders||for Bydgoszcz||for Toruń|
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