Bolesław Proch

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Bolesław Proch
Bolesław Proch.jpg
Born (1952-02-04)4 February 1952
Świebodzin, Poland
Died 22 December 2012(2012-12-22) (aged 60)
Nationality  Poland
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1972-1975
1976-1977
1977
1977-1980
1981-1987
Falubaz Zielona Góra (POL)
Reading Racers (UK)
Leicester Lions (UK)
Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski (POL)
Polonia Bydgoszcz (POL)
Individual honours
1975
1975
Polish Junior Champion
Poland Silver Helmet

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, in mid-season, Reading were ordered to weaken their team as it was found to be exceeding the points limit set by the BSPA which resulted in Proch moving to Leicester Lions 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).

World Final appearances[edit]

World Team Cup[edit]

World Pairs Championship[edit]

References[edit]

  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