Bolesław Proch

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Bolesław Proch
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Personal information
Nationality  Poland
Date of birth (1952-02-04)4 February 1952
Place of birth    Świebodzin, Poland
Date of death    22 December 2012(2012-12-22) (aged 60)
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Falubaz Zielona Góra (POL)
Reading Racers (UK)
Leicester Lions (UK)
Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski (POL)
Polonia Bydgoszcz (POL)
Individual honours
Polish Junior Champion 1975
Team honours

Bolesław Proch (4 February 1952 – 22 December 2012[1]) was a Polish international motorcycle speedway rider who was Polish Junior Champion in 1974.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Świebodzin, Proch first rode for Falubaz in his home town of Zielona Góra in 1973, winning the Polish Junior Championship the following year and finishing fourth in the Silver Helmet tournament.[2] In 1976 he rode in the British League for Reading Racers, averaging over five points per match. In 1977 he moved to Leicester Lions mid-season in a deal that saw Doug Underwood moving to Reading.[3]

He returned to Poland where he rode for Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski (1977-1980) and Polonia Bydgoszcz (1981-1987).


  1. ^ "Smutna wiadomość z Niemiec. Nie żyje legenda Polonii". Bydgoszcz. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Oakes, Peter; Ivan Mauger (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Studio Publications. ISBN 0-904584-04-6. 
  3. ^ Jones, Alan (2010) Speedway in Leicester: The Lions Roar, Automedia, p. 175