Przemysław Pawlicki

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Przemysław Pawlicki
Przemyslaw Pawlicki 2011.jpg
Personal information
Nationality  Poland
Date of birth (1991-09-05) 5 September 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth   
Website www.PawlickiRacing.com
Current club information
British league Poole Pirates
Polish league Caelum Stal Gorzów
Swedish league Piraterna Motala
Danish league Holsted
German league AC Landshut
Career history
Leszno (POL)
Gorzów Wlkpl (POL)
Coventry Bees (GBR)
AC Landshut (GER)
Poole Pirates (GBR)
2008-2009
2001
2010
2009
2013
Individual honours
U-19 European Champion 2009
Team honours
Team U-19 European Champion
Team Polish Championship
U-21 Polish Pairs Champion
Team U-21 Polish Champion
U-21 Ekstraliga Winner
2009, 2010
2008 - 2nd place
2009
2008
2008

Przemysław Pawlicki (born 5 September 1991)[1] 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).

Career history[edit]

2008[edit]

Przemysław Pawlicki passed his speedway license (Licencja "Ż") in 2008 as a 16 year old.[2] On 20 July 2008 he rode in his first meeting in the Polish Speedway Ekstraliga (Leszno vs. Wrocław 61:29). On his debut, he scored 11 points (3,3,1,-,3,1) finishing heat 4 in the best time of the day (59.90 sec.).[3] Seven days later, in Tarnów, he only scored one point (1,0,-,-,-,0) for Leszno. In total he rode in 20 heats (5 meetings) and scored 31 points and 3 bonus points (averaging 1.700).[3] Unia Leszno reached the Ekstraliga Final, but lost Unibax Toruń 84:96 (Pawlicki did not start in the final).[3]

Pawlicki participated in the Team Under-21 Polish Championship for Leszno. He was one of the best Leszno riders in "Qualifying Group I"[3] In the Final at the Alfred Smoczyk Stadium, Leszno won the title. Pawlicki scored a maximum 15 points and was the fastest rider in the meeting (60.6 secs in Heat 5).[3] In total, he scored 51 points in 21 heats (averaging 2.429).[3] Leszno won the Under-21 Speedway Ekstraliga (Liga Juniorów) and Pawlicki finished third in the Ekstraliga U-21 Individual Championship (13 points and second in Run-Off).[3]

In the Polish Pairs Under-21 Championship Final he scored 13 (plus one bonus) points, with Leszno finishing fifth.[3] In his first season he was fourth in the Individual Under-21 Polish Championship, scoring 11 points. He qualified for the Silver U-21 and Bronze U-19 Helmet, but was injured and subsequently replaced.

In the European Club Champions' Cup Semi-Final Unia Leszno nominated juniors and finished last. Pawlicki was Leszno's top scorer with 5 points.

Weekly "Tygodnik Żużlowy" (Speedway Weekly) awarded him as Revelation of the Year.[4] Speedway Chapter of Main Commission of Speedway Sport (part of the Polish Motor Union) awarded him and Maciej Janowski for one of the best debut seasons in Polish speedway history.[5]

2009[edit]

In 2009 season he again rode for Unia Leszno (Poland).[1] He made his debut in the Individual Polish Championship reaching Quarter-Final 2. He finished 9th and was knocked out of the competition. He rode in two events in German Bundesliga for AC Landshut. His team won in the league final.[6]

On 11 July, Pawlicki rode in the Individual U-19 European Championship Final. He won the title beating Maciej Janowski and Martin Vaculík. On 23 August, Pawlicki and Janowski were top scorers for the Polish team in the Team U-19 European Championship Final helping Poland win the title. On 5 September in Gorzów Wielkopolski the Polish team successfully defended their World Championship title at Under-21 Speedway World Cup. Pawlicki finishing Poland's top scorer with a maximum 15 points.

Three days after the U-21 SWC, Pawlicki crashed during a Junior meeting in Gorzów Wielkopolski.[7] Because of his injury (a broken arm), he could not compete in the Ekstraliga U-21 Individual Championship, Polish Pairs Championship Final, Bronze U-19 & Silver U-21 Helmet Finals, nor Individual U-21 World Championship Final.

Weekly "Tygodnik Żużlowy" (Speedway Weekly) awarded him the Unluckiest Rider of the Year.[8]

2010[edit]

On 2 March 2010 Pawlicki's Polish team Unia Leszno announced that he would not be riding for them in the 2010 Speedway Ekstraliga, as Pawlicki could not agree to financial terms of the contract.[9] After qualifying for the Under-21 World Championship Semi-Final, Unia Leszno agreed loan him to Caelum Stal Gorzów.[10]

He rode for Coventry Bees in the British Elite League,[11] Rospiggarna Hallstavik in the Swedish Elitserien,[12] AC Landshut in the Bundesliga[6] and Holsted in the Danish Superliga.[13] He was instrumental in helping Coventry win the Elite League Title, beating Poole 101-79 in the two leg play-off final

Przemysław Pawlicki was nominated to ride in the Domestic Qualification for the 2010 Individual Speedway Junior World Championship, but finished 14th in the Domestic Semi-Final and was knocked out of the competition.[14] After the Domestic Final, national team manager Marek Cieślak, nominated him and Dawid Lampart as a "wild card" for the Under-21 World Championship.[15]

Personal life[edit]

His father Piotr, Sr. (born 31 July 1963) was also a speedway rider. Przemysław's brother Piotr Jr. (born 30 November 1994) is also riding.

Career details[edit]

World Championships[edit]

European Championships[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Świat Żużla, No 1 (77) 2009, pages 14-15 ISSN 1429-3285
  2. ^ "Przemysław Pawlicki" (in Polish). sport24.pl. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Świat Żużla, No 4 (76) 2008, pages 4 10-11, 13, 40-43, 45 ISSN 1429-3285
  4. ^ "Wyniki plebiscytu Tygodnika Żużlowego" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Kapituła Sportu Żużlowego" (in Polish). pzm.pl. 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  6. ^ a b "Pawlicki przedłużył kontrakt" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Kontuzja Pawlickiego" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  8. ^ "Tomasz Gollob najpopularniejszym polskim żużlowcem" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2010-02-14. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  9. ^ "Przemysław Pawlicki nie będzie jeździł w Unii Leszno w sezonie 2010 (szczegóły)" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  10. ^ "Przemysław Pawlicki zawodnikiem Stali Gorzów!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  11. ^ "Pawlicki zawodnikiem Coventry Bees" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  12. ^ "Pawlicki w Rospiggarnie" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  13. ^ "Holsted ogłosiło skład" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  14. ^ "Bezkonkurencyjny Mroczka - relacja z półfinału krajowych eliminacji do IMŚJ w Grudziądzu" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  15. ^ "Marek Cieślak uzasadnia decyzję o dzikich kartach" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 

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