Filip Šitera

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Filip Šitera
Personal information
Nationality  Czech Republic
Date of birth (1988-04-18) April 18, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth    Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia
Current club information
British league Coventry Bees
Polish league Start Gniezno
Swedish league Griparna
Czech league Grepl PDK Mšeno
Career history
Grepl PDK Mšeno (CZE)
AK Plzeň (CZE)
Wrocław (POL)
Gniezno (POL)
Griparna (SWE)
Coventry Bees (GBR)
Individual honours
Czech Under-21 Champion
Czech Under-19 Champion
Jack Young Solo Cup winner
Team honours
Polish Ekstraliga Champion
Craven Shield winner
Czech Division One Champion
2005, 2006

Filip Šitera (born April 18, 1988 in Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia) is an international motorcycle speedway rider who has represented Czech Republic at Under-21 level. His uncles, Jan Verner and Václav Verner are both former Czech international riders. His grandfather and manager Miloslav Verner also rode.

Brief career summary[edit]

Despite showing an interest to ride in the UK, and attracting the attention of several British clubs,[1] Šitera ruled out riding in the UK from the start of 2008 due to racing and educational commitments but he signed for the Coventry Bees in July.[2] He rides in Poland for Atlas Wrocław and signed a deal to ride in Sweden for Griparna in 2008.

Šitera travelled to Australia in 2007 where he would win the Jack Young Solo Cup at the Gillman Speedway in Adelaide, becoming the first (and so far only) Czech rider to win the cup named in honour of Adelaide's 1951 and 1952 Speedway World Champion.

In 2011 and 2012, he is a rider for King's Lynn Stars.[3]

Career details[edit]

World Championships[edit]

European Championships[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

  • Individual U-21 Czech Championship
    • 2005 - Silver medal
    • 2006 - Czech Champion
  • Individual U-19 Czech Championship
    • 2006 - Czech Champion
  • Individual New Zealand Championship
    • 2006 - Bronze medal
  • Speedway Series in New Zealand
    • 2006 - 3rd place
  • Ivan Mauger Golden Helmet
    • 2006 - Winner

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Clubs Sit up to take note". Daily Mirror. 26 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Sitera stays away". Speedway World. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  3. ^

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