Polonia Bydgoszcz

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ŻKS Polonia Bydgoszcz
Polonia Bydgoszcz logo2007.jpg
Club information
Track address ul. Sportowa 2
Bydgoszcz
Country Poland
Founded 1920
Team manager Zenon Plech
Team captain Andreas Jonsson
League 2nd League
Website Official website
Club facts
Colours White and Red
Track size 348 metres (381 yd)
Track record time 60.11
Track record date 20 June 1999
Track record holder Tomasz Gollob
Major team honours
European Club Champions 1998, 1999, 2001
Polish League Champions 1955, 1971, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002
Pair Polish Champion 1974, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002
Individual Polish Champion 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002

Polonia Bydgoszcz is a Polish sports club based in Bydgoszcz most known for its speedway team ŻKS Polonia Bydgoszcz who currently race in the Speedway Ekstraliga (the top division). The club has won the Polish Speedway League Championship seven times, the latest in 2002, and European Team Championship three times, the latest in 2001. The club also has a football team who play in the lower leagues but in the past had more success.

Club history[edit]

Management[edit]

Polonia Bydgoszcz since 27 October 2006 is Joint stock company (pl: spółka akcyjna or S.A.).

2012 Team[edit]

2008 Team[edit]

2007 Team[edit]

Łopaczewski and Mazur was started only in PC Junior Team and PC Junior Pair

Pos Name Match Heats 1st 2nd 3rd 4th E F X T Pts Bon Total Joker CMA Home Away
13 Sweden Andreas Jonsson 11 58 18 23 11 4 1 1 115 6 121 8 2.017 11.00 8.07 2.065 1.963
26 Sweden Jonas Davidsson 9 41 11 9 11 8 1 1 62 7 69 1.683 7.67 6.73 1.400 1.952
29 Poland Rafał Okoniewski 15 78 17 22 21 12 4 2 116 12 128 1.641 8.53 6.56 1.973 1.341
33 Poland Krystian Klecha 12 45 8 10 15 9 2 1 59 9 68 1.511 5.67 6.04 1.667 1.278
36 Russia Emil Saifutdinov 9 41 6 10 13 9 3 51 9 60 1.463 6.67 5.85 1.833 1.174
37 Poland Krzysztof Buczkowski 13 56 12 13 13 14 2 2 77 6 83 4 1.446 6.38 5.79 1.586 1.296
38 Poland Michał Szczepaniak 15 70 7 24 14 23 1 1 83 15 98 1.400 6.53 5.60 1.632 1.125
41 Poland Mariusz Staszewski 11 42 6 6 20 9 1 50 7 57 1.357 5.18 5.43 1.632 1.130
42 Poland Marcin Jędrzejewski 13 49 5 1 18 13 1 1 55 11 66 1.347 5.08 5.39 1.762 1.036

Competitions in Bydgoszcz[edit]

Tomasz Gollob won Criterium of Aces 14 times.
2007 Podium: Jaguś (2nd), Ferjan (1st), Mi. Szczepaniak (3rd).

Speedway Grand Prix[edit]

Polonia Bydgoszcz hosts the Speedway Grand Prix of Poland in the Polonia Bydgoszcz Stadium (1998-99, since 2001). In 2000 Polonia hosts Speedway Grand Prix of Europe. Tomasz Gollob won in Bydgoszcz SGP 6 times.

Pomeranian-Kuyavian Derby[edit]

The Pomeranian-Kuyavian Derby is the name given to speedway matches between Polonia Bydgoszcz and Unibax Toruń.

Criterium of Aces[edit]

The Mieczysław Połukard Criterium of Polish Speedway League Aces (Polish: Kryterium Asów Polskich Lig Żużlowych im. Mieczysława Połukarda) usually referred to as the Criterium of Aces (Kryterium Asów) is an annual speedway event held each year organized by the Polonia Bydgoszcz.

The Criterium of Aces held in the Polonia Stadium in Bydgoszcz. It is seen by riders and fans as the official opening of the new season. First staged in 1982, although a similar meeting was held in the 1951 as Criterium of Aces (Criterium Asów). The most successful rider in Criterium history is Tomasz Gollob (former Polonia's rider). He won Criterium 14 times between 1990 and 2008.

Honours[edit]

Competitions Total Golden medals Silver medals Bronze medals
Total Years Total Years Total Years
Team (DMP)
(since 1948)
25 7 1955, 1971, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002 7 1951, 1953, 1972, 1986, 1987, 1993, 2005 11 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2006
Team U-21 (MDMP)
(since 1978)
7 1 1976, 1989 3 1986, 1988, 1992 3 1977, 1978, 1987, 2002
Pairs (MPPK)
(since 1974)
18 11 1974, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002 6 1979, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2006 1 2010
Pairs U-21 (MMPPK)
(1980 U-23; since 1983)
7 1 1980 4 1985, 1986, 1987, 2006 2 1988, 2001
Individual (IMP)
(since 1948)
18 8 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 5 1953, 1985, 1998, 1999, 2003 5 1951, 1955, 1972, 1990, 1997
Individual U-21 (MIMP)
(since 1967)
12 8 1970, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992 1 1987 3 1969, 1976, 1988
Total Polish Championship medals: 87 Gold: 36 Silver: 26 Bronze: 25
Competitions Total I place II place III place
Total Years Total Years Total Years
European Club (KPE)
(since 1998)
3 3 1998, 1999, 2001
Team Cup (DPP)
(?)
0
Golden Helmet (ZK)
(since 1961)
16 10 1981, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 4 1967, 1972, 1996, 2002 2 2002, 2005
Silver Helmet U-21 (SK)
(since 1966)
13 6 1984, 1986, 1987, 1999, 1992, 2007 2 1968, 1988 5 1966, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988
Bronze Helmet U-19 (BK)
(1976-81; since 1983)
10 2 1984, 2002 4 1985, 1988, 1995, 1996, 2000 4 1991, 1999, 2005, 2006



Stadium[edit]

The stadium is located on ulica Sportowa 2 (Sports Street). It contains 20,000 seats. The track is 348 metres long and has a granite surface. The track record was made by Tomasz Gollob (60.11 sec on June 20, 1999).

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