The Speedway Champions Cup was an annual motorcycle speedway event held each year organized by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) between 1986 and 1993.
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).
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme is the global governing/sanctioning body of motorcycle racing. It represents 113 national motorcycle federations that are divided into six regional continental unions.
This competition featured the national champions of the top sixteen countries. It was held to give smaller speedway nations their own "World Final", but was scrapped with the introduction of the Speedway Grand Prix in 1995.
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.
Track racing is a form of motorcycle racing where teams or individuals race opponents around an unpaved oval track. There are differing variants, with each variant racing on a different surface type.
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.
Tomasz Gollob is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who has appeared in every Speedway Grand Prix series since its inaugural season in 1995. His brother Jacek is also a speedway rider.
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.
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.
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 Miedziński is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider has won Team Under-21 World Champion and Individual Under-21 Polish Champion titles.
Jacek Gollob is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who has twice won the individual Polish Championship, and has also won the team and pairs championships several times.
Tomasz Jędrzejak was a Polish motorcycle speedway rider, who was a member of the Poland national speedway team.
Maciej Janowski is a Polish speedway rider who is a member of Poland U-21 and U-19 national teams. He is current Team U-21 World Champion and Team U-19 European Champion.
The 2009 European Pairs Speedway Championship will be the 6th UEM European Pairs Speedway Championship season. The Final was held on 26 September 2009 in Miskolc, Hungary; it was second Final in Hungary, but first in Miskolc. The championship was won by Czech Republic pair and they beat Russia and the defending Champions Poland.
The 2010 Speedway Grand Prix season was the 16th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, and decided the 65th FIM Speedway World Championship. It was the tenth series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company. The series began on 24 April in Leszno and finished on 9 October in Bydgoszcz.
Dawid Lampart is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who is a member of the Poland U-21 and U-19 national teams. Lampart won the 2009 Under-21 World Cup, 2009 Team U-19 European Championship and finished third at the 2009 Individual Speedway Junior Polish Championship.
Patrick Hald Hougaard is a Danish motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of Denmark U-21 national team.
Przemysław Pawlicki is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who is a member of Poland U-21 and U-19 national teams. Pawlicki is a current Team U-21 World Champion and Team U-19 European Champion).
Sławomir Musielak is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who is a member of the Polish junior national team. Musielak finished 2nd in the 2009 Individual Speedway Junior Polish Championship and was third in the 2009 Silver Helmet Final.
Patryk Dudek is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who is a member of the Polish national speedway team. He got his speedway licence in 2008. His father, Sławomir, is a former rider. Dudek won 2009 and 2010 Team U-19 European Champion and 2009 Individual Under-21 Polish Champion titles. He is the 2017 Speedway Grand Prix silver medallist, having accomplished this during his debut season in the Speedway Grand Prix series, which makes him the most successful SGP rookie ever.
The 1982 Speedway World Pairs Championship was the thirteenth FIM Speedway World Pairs Championship. The final took place in Sydney, Australia, at the Liverpool City Raceway.
The Tournament in Łukasz Romanek Memory is an annual motorcycle speedway event held each year organized by the RKM Rybnik. The Tournament held in the Municipal Stadium in Rybnik, Poland. It is named after Łukasz Romanek (1983–2006), a speedway rider who won the 2001 Individual Under-19 European Champion and 2003 Individual Under-21 Polish Champion titles. Romanek hang oneself in June 2006.
The Speedway Champions Cup was an annual motorcycle speedway event organized by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) between 1986 and 1993.