Sergey Darkin (speedway rider)

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Sergey Darkin
Born (1973-06-18) 18 June 1973 (age 47)
Fergana, Uzbekistan
NationalityFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
Current club information
Russian leagueSalavatnieftemasz Salavat
Career history
1996, 1999 Ostrów Wlkp. (POL)
1997 Rybnik (POL)
1998 Kraków (POL)
2000 Rzeszów (POL)
2001 Grudziądz (POL)
2001 Eastbourne Eagles (UK)
2002-2003 Tarnów (POL)
2004 Coventry Bees (UK)
2005 Arena Essex (UK)
2006, 2008 Daugavpils (POL)
2007 Poole Pirates
2007 Gniezno (POL)
2011 Leicester Lions (UK)
2011 Swindon Robins (UK)
Individual honours
2000, 2002Russian Champion

Sergey Darkin (born 18 June 1973 [1] [2] ) is a Russian motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of Russia's national team.



Born in Fergana, Uzbekistan, Darkin has been a regular member of the Russian World Team Cup squad, finishing runner-up in 1996. [3] He was Russian individual champion in 2000 and 2002. [3]

After riding in the UK for Eastbourne Eagles in 2001, he joined Coventry Bees in the middle of the 2004 season, riding in 15 matches in the Elite League and scoring 111 points at an average of 6.68. [4] He also rode for Arena Essex in 2005 and Poole Pirates in 2007. [5] In September 2005 he suffered serious head injuries in a crash at Togliatti in the European Club Team Champions Cup and was able to return to racing the following year. [5]

He rode for KMZ Lublin in the Polish league, Togliatti in Russia, and signed for Leicester Lions for the 2011 British season, leaving mid-season. [3] He subsequently rode for Swindon Robins in the Elite League. [6]

Career record

British leagues

2001 Eastbourne Eagles Elite
2004 Coventry Bees Elite 1573111111226.68
2005 Arena Essex Elite 166887141015.94
2007 Poole Pirates Elite 260000.00
2011 Leicester Lions Premier 2196156101666.92
2011 Swindon Robins Elite 832236293.63

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  1. Świat Żużla, No 1 (74) / 2008, pages 44-45, ISSN   1429-3285
  2. Świat Żużla, No 2 (75) / 2008, page 24, ISSN   1429-3285
  3. 1 2 3 "Sergey Darkin Archived 2011-03-21 at the Wayback Machine ", Leicester Speedway, retrieved 2011-03-27
  4. Bamford, Robert (2005) Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2005, Tempus, ISBN   0-7524-3396-2, p. 40-42, 365
  5. 1 2 "Riders - D: Sergey Darkin",, retrieved 2011-10-02
  6. "Speedway: Swindon Robins sign Sergey Darkin as reserve", BBC, 1 August 2011, retrieved 2011-10-02

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