2008 Speedway Ekstraliga

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2008 Speedway Ekstraliga
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The 2008 Speedway Ekstraliga season is the 9th since its establishment. The first fixtures of the season are scheduled for April 6, 2008, and the season will end on October 19, 2008.[1] Unia Leszno are the defending Polish champions. The Speedway Ekstraliga (pl. Ekstraliga żużlowa) is the top division of speedway in the Poland.

The 2008 Juniors League (pl. Liga Juniorów) season is the first its establishment. Every Ekstraliga teams must has Team U-21 to youth league. Eight events will be on July and August.[2][3]

Teams[edit]

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Częstochowa
Gorzów Wlkp.
Toruń
Leszno
Rzeszów
Tarnów
Wrocław
Zielona Góra
Club Nickname '07 Pos. Ekstraliga since
Złomrex Włókniarz Częstochowa Lions 6 2000
Stal Gorzów Wlkp. 1* 2008
Unia Leszno Bulls 1 1997
Marma Polskie Folie Rzeszów Cranes 3 2006
Unia Tarnów Swallows 6 2004
Unibax Toruń Angels 2 1976*
Atlas Wrocław 5 1999
ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra Mickey Mouse 7 2007
  • Toruń - have never been relegated to a lower division.
  • Gorzów Wlkp. - 1st in First League.

Squad of Teams[edit]

2008 Speedway Grand Prix rider
Częstochowa
Rider Age Average
Denmark Nicki Pedersen 31 2.730
United States Greg Hancock 38 2.207
Poland Tomasz Gapiński 26 1.625
Poland Sebastian Ułamek 32 1.622
United Kingdom Lee Richardson 29 1.662
Poland Michał Szczepaniak 25 1.400
Poland Mateusz Szczepaniak 21 1.391
Poland Sławomir Drabik 42 1.366
Sweden Antonio Lindbäck 23 1.357
United Kingdom Edward Kennett 22 1.300
Poland Borys Miturski 19 1.250
United Kingdom Lewis Bridger 19 0.333
Poland Marcin Piekarski 19 0.000
Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk 19 0.822 (2)
Poland Przemysław Dądela 23 0.556 (2)
United Kingdom James Courtney 20 N
Poland Kamil Mistygacz 19 N
Poland Damian Romańczuk 20 N
Australia United Kingdom Tai Woffinden 18 N
Gorzów Wlkp.
Rider Age Average
Poland Tomasz Gollob 37 2.310
Norway Poland Rune Holta 35 2.195
Sweden Peter Karlsson 39 2.300 (1)
Poland Paweł Hlib 22 2.247 (1)
Denmark Jesper B. Monberg 31 2.247 (1)
Slovenia[4] Matej Ferjan 31 2.245 (1)
Sweden Thomas H. Jonasson 20 1.596 (1)
Denmark Kenneth Hansen 21 1.125 (1)
Poland Adrian Szewczykowski 19 0.900 (1)
Poland Paweł Zmarzlik 18 0.000
Finland Jari Maekinen 18 N
Poland Mateusz Mikorski 19 N
Leszno
Rider Age Average
Australia Leigh Adams 37 2.635
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak 24 2.160
Poland Jarosław Hampel 26 2.093
Poland Damian Baliński 31 1.979
Australia Troy Batchelor 21 1.509
Croatia Jurica Pavlič 19 1.000
Poland Adam Kajoch 20 0.857
Poland Robert Kasprzak 21 0.810
Australia Travis McGowan 27 0.000
Poland Sławomir Musielak 18 N
Poland Damian Perz 20 N
Australia Adam Shields 31 N
Rzeszów
Rider Age Average
United Kingdom Scott Nicholls 30 1.950
Denmark Kenneth Bjerre 24 1.926
Australia Davey Watt 30 1.824
Slovenia Matej Žagar 25 1.488
Poland Dawid Lampart 18 0.533
Poland Mateusz Szostek 19 0.500
Russia Poland Roman Povazhny 32 1.691 (1)
Poland Rafał Klimek 18 0.813 (1)
Slovakia Poland Martin Vaculík 18 2.259 (2)
Australia Cameron Woodward 23 N
Poland Piotr Winiarz 32 N
Tarnów
Rider Age Average
Poland Janusz Kołodziej 24 1.859
Sweden Peter Ljung 26 1.524
Poland Krystian Klecha 24 1.511
Czech Republic Aleš Dryml, Jr. 29 1.054
Denmark Patrick Hougaard 19 1.000
Poland Jacek Rempała 37 0.947
Russia Daniil Ivanov 22 0.818
Poland Kamil Zieliński 21 0.824
Poland Marcin Rempała 24 0.387
Poland Szymon Kiełbasa 19 0.000
Germany Tobias Busch 20 1.591 (2)
United Kingdom Steve Boxall 21 N
Poland Maciej Ciesielski 21 N
Australia Kevin Doolan 28 N
Poland Łukasz Kiełbasa 19 N
Poland Tadeusz Kostro 17 N
Denmark Peter Juul Larsen 18 N
United Kingdom James Wright 22 N
Toruń
Rider Age Average
Denmark Hans N. Andersen 28 2.194
Australia Ryan Sullivan 33 2.220
Poland Wiesław Jaguś 33 2.161
Poland Karol Ząbik 22 1.989
Poland Robert Kościecha 31 1.750
Poland Adrian Miedziński 23 1.699
Australia Chris Holder 21 1.677
Poland Adam Wiśniewski 18 0.500
Poland Damian Celmer 19 0.000
Australia Poland Robert Ksiezak 21 N
Poland Mateusz Lampkowski 18 N
Poland Łukasz Lipiński 19 N
Poland Marcin Nowakowski 19 N
Poland Oskar Pieniążek 19 N
Wrocław
Rider Age Average
Australia Jason Crump 33 2.292
Canada Poland Krzysztof Słaboń 27 1.587
Poland Tomasz Jędrzejak 29 1.571
Czech Republic Filip Šitera 20 1.400
Poland Maciej Janowski 17 0.429
Poland Daniel Jeleniewski 25 2.181 (1)
Sweden Mikael Max 35 2.096 (1)
United Kingdom Poland Andy Smith 42 2.000 (1)
Australia Rory Schlein 24 1.811 (1)
Poland Mariusz Węgrzyk 29 1.667 (1)
United Kingdom Benjamin Barker 20 N
Denmark Leon Madsen 20 N
Poland Marcin Podlaszewski 17 N
Zielona Góra
Rider Age Average
Poland Grzegorz Walasek 32 2.048
Poland Piotr Protasiewicz 33 2.012
Denmark Niels Kristian Iversen 26 1.837
Sweden Fredrik Lindgren 23 1.770
Poland Rafał Dobrucki 32 1.689
Poland Mariusz Staszewski 33 1.357
Poland Grzegorz Zengota 20 0.946
Sweden Ricky Kling 21 0.905
Denmark Nicolai Klindt 20 0.800
Denmark Charlie Gjedde 29 1.747 (1)
Poland Sławomir Dudek 40 1.579 (2)
Poland Janusz Baniak 19 N
Poland Paweł Gwóźdź 19 N
Russia Aleksandr Koslopakin 21 N
Poland Adam Kulczyński 22 N
Sweden Ludvig Lindgren 18 N
Russia Artem Vodyakov 17 N
Poland Przemysław Zarzycki 20 N

First round[edit]

League table[edit]

Play-offs 1st-6th
Play-offs 7th-8th
M Matches played
W Matches won
D Matches drawn
L Matches lost
Pts Points
Bon Bonus points
Total Total points
F Small Points for
A Small Points against
Pos Club M W D L Pts Bon Total +/-
1 Złomrex Włókniarz Częstochowa 14 12 0 2 24 7 31 +253
2 Unibax Toruń 14 12 0 2 24 6 30 +199
3 Unia Leszno 14 10 1 3 21 4 25 +162
4 ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra 14 7 0 7 14 3 17 -7
5 Caelum Stal Gorzów Wlkp. 14 6 1 7 13 3 16 -36
6 Atlas Wrocław 14 4 0 10 8 4 12 -36
7 Marma Polskie Folie Rzeszów 14 3 0 11 6 1 7 -255
8 Unia Tarnów 14 1 0 13 2 - 2 -280
Pos Club M W D L Pts Bon Total +/-

Results[edit]

The home team is listed in the left-hand column. Blue indicates a win to the home team while a red represents a loss to the home team.

  CZE GOR LES RZE TAR TOR WRO ZIE
Włókniarz Częstochowa x 55:38 56:36 65:26 69:23 41:50 60:33 49:41
Stal Gorzów Wlkp. 40:50 x 48:42 51:41 60:32 43:47 53:40 41:49
Unia Leszno 50:42 45:45 x 59:33 67:26 43:47 61:29 50:40
Marma Rzeszów 32:60 44:48 27:65 x 51:37 33:58 47:43 33:59
Unia Tarnów 33:59 46:47 40:53 44:47 x 38:53 57:36 41:49
Unibax Toruń 34:59 61:30 44:46 63:28 66:26 x 49:41 56:34
Atlas Wrocław 40:50 53:39 46:47 62:30 61:29 41:48 x 53:40
Kronopol Zielona Góra 38:52 53:39 36:57 52:39 63:29 32:58 47:43 x

Play-offs[edit]

Quarter-Finals[edit]

Quarter-Final
1-6 place
Złomrex Włókniarz Częstochowa
1st in First Round
113:71 Atlas Wrocław
6th in First Round
Aug 31 Częstochowa 53:39 Wrocław
Sep 1[5] Wrocław 32:60 Częstochowa
Quarter-Final
1-6 place
Unibax Toruń
2nd in First Round
113:68 Caelum Stal Gorzów Wlkp.
5th in First Round
Aug 24 Gorzów Wlkp. 43:47 Toruń
Aug 31 Toruń 66:25 Gorzów Wlkp.
Quarter-Final
1-6 place
Unia Leszno
3rd in First Round
94:87 ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra
4th in First Round
Aug 28[5] Zielona Góra 49:40 Leszno
Aug 31 Leszno 54:38 Zielona Góra
Table
Winners
Pos Club Pts Small
points
1A Toruń 4 113[6]
2A Częstochowa 4 113
3A Leszno 2 94
Losers
Pos Club Pts Small
points
1B Zielona Góra 2 87
2B Wrocław 0 71
3B Gorzów Wlkp. 0 68
To Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals[edit]

Semi-Final
1-4 place
Unibax Toruń
1A in Quarter-final
ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra
1B in Quarter-final
Sep 7 Zielona Góra 48:42 Toruń
Sep 19 Toruń Zielona Góra
Semi-Final
1-4 place
Złomrex Włókniarz Częstochowa
2A in Quarter-final
Unia Leszno
3A in Quarter-final
Sep 7 Leszno 52:41 Częstochowa
Sep 19 Częstochowa Leszno

Finals[edit]

Final
1-2 place

Semi-Final Winner

Semi-Final Winner
Sep 28
Oct 19
3-4 place
Semi-Final Loser

Semi-Final Loser
Oct 3 or 5
Oct 12
7-8 place Marma Polskie Folie Rzeszów
7th in First Round
Unia Tarnów
8th in First Round
Sep 7 Tarnów 42:48 Rzeszów
Sep 28 Rzeszów Tarnów

Final classification[edit]

Pos Club
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 Relegation playoffs
8 Relegated to First League

Relegation playoffs[edit]

Relegation
play-off

7th in Ekstraliga

2nd in First League
Oct 12
Oct 19

Juniors League[edit]

Pos. Team Points Small Pts Jul 1
TAR
Jul 2
RZE
Jul 15
GOR
Jul 16
ZIE
Jul 29
LES
Jul 30
WRO
Aug 12
TOR
Aug 13
CZE
1 Unia Leszno 36.0 165 4.5 (23) 3 (16) 6 (26) 6 (28) 5.5 (23) 6 (24) - 5 (25)
2 Marma Rzeszów 28.5 153 6 (27) 6 (28) 4.5 (20) - 0 (11) 0 (12) 6 (28) 6 (27)
3 Atlas Wrocław 24.0 121 4.5 (23) 4 (18) 0.5 (13) 4 (18) 5.5 (23) 3 (20) 2.5 (16) -
4 Kronopol Zielona Góra 23.0 130 - 0.5 (14) 4.5 (20) 5 (25) 4 (20) 5 (22) 1 (12) 3 (17)
5 Stal Gorzów Wlkp. 20.0 113 0 (6) - 3 (17) 3 (16) 3 (19) 3 (14) 5 (21) 4 (20)
6 Unia Tarnów 14.5 110 2 (16) 0.5 (14) - 1 (13) 2 (15) 4 (21) 4 (17) 1 (14)
7 Włókniarz Częstochowa 11.5 110 3 (19) 5 (21) 0.5 (13) 0 (11) - 1 (13) 0 (8) 2 (15)
8 Unibax Toruń 10.5 94 1 (12) 2 (15) 2 (15) 2 (15) 1 (13) - 2.5 (16) 0 (8)
Details [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Race format

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ SportoweFakty.pl 20-Nov-2007.
  2. ^ SportoweFakty.pl 20-Nov-2007.
  3. ^ SportoweFakty.pl 03-Dec-2007.
  4. ^ Hungarian licence.
  5. ^ a b On 24 August was rain.
  6. ^ Higher place in First Round.
  7. ^ "Juniorzy Marmy najlepsi jako pierwsi (relacja)". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-07-01. Archived from the original on 15 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  8. ^ "II runda Ligi Juniorów dla Marmy". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-07-02. Archived from the original on 15 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  9. ^ "Unia Leszno najlepsza w Gorzowie (relacja z III rundy Ligi Juniorów)". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-07-16. Archived from the original on 18 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  10. ^ "Pawlicki poprowadził Unię do drugiej wygranej". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-07-16. Archived from the original on 17 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  11. ^ "V runda LJ dla Atlasu i Unii". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-07-29. Archived from the original on 30 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  12. ^ "Liga Juniorów: Lider zwycięża we Wrocławiu". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-07-30. Archived from the original on 5 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  13. ^ "Marma wygrała w Toruniu". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-08-12. Archived from the original on 14 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  14. ^ "Zwycięstwo Marmy na koniec LJ". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-08-13. Archived from the original on 14 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 

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