Jarosław Hampel

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Jarosław Hampel
Born (1982-04-17) 17 April 1982 (age 35)
Łódź, Poland
Occupation Speedway Rider
Website http://www.hampelracing.com

Jarosław "Jarek" Hampel ([ˈjarɔswav ˈxampɛl]; born 17 April 1982 in Łódź, Poland) is a Polish Speedway rider and a participant of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix in 2007 and 2010.

He received his speedway license in 1998 with the Polish team Polonia Piła, although he first started racing on a mini-track in Pawłowice, close to the city of Leszno.

In 1999 he won a bronze medal at the Individual U-19 European Championship as well as a bronze medal at the Individual U-21 World Championship in 2000 and a gold medal in 2003.

He has started in the Speedway Grand Prix since 2000, and became a regular starter from 2004. In 2005 he won the Speedway World Cup with Poland, together with fellow Poles Tomasz Gollob, Piotr Protasiewicz, Grzegorz Walasek and Rune Holta; beating Sweden, Denmark and Great Britain in the final held at the Olympic Stadium in Wrocław, Poland. As well as 2005 he has since won the world cup another three times in 2007, 2009 & 2010 taking his number of world cup gold medals to four.

In terms of his domestic run, Hampel's biggest success are two silver medals at the Individual Polish Championships in 2000 and 2004, as well as three medals at the Junior Individual Polish Championships ( Gold in 2001, Silver in 2002, Bronze in 2000).

He currently rides for two teams: VMS Vetlanda in Sweden and Falubaz Zielona Góra in Poland.

For his sport achievements, he received:
Bronze Cross of Merit Bronze Cross of Merit in 2005;
Golden Cross of Merit Golden Cross of Merit in 2007.

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

SGP Podium[edit]

  1. Czech Republic Prague 2004 - 2nd place
  2. European UnionPoland Wrocław 2004 - 2nd place
  3. United Kingdom Cardiff 2005 - 2nd place
  4. Czech Republic Prague 2005 - 3rd place
  5. United Kingdom Cardiff 2006 - 3rd place
  6. Czech Republic Prague 2007 - 2nd place
  7. European UnionPoland Leszno 2010 - 2nd place
  8. Czech Republic Prague 2010 - 3rd place
  9. Denmark Copenhagen 2010 - 1st place
  10. Poland Toruń 2010 - 3rd place
  11. United Kingdom Cardiff 2010 - 3rd place

External links[edit]

2011 Speedway Grand Prix riders
1 Poland Gollob 2 Poland Hampel 3 Australia Crump 4 Poland Holta 5 United States Hancock
6 United Kingdom Harris 7 Denmark Bjerre 8 Australia Holder 9 Sweden Jonsson 10 Denmark Pedersen
11 Sweden Lindgren 12 Russia Sayfutdinov 13 Russia Laguta 14 Sweden Lindbäck 15 Poland Kołodziej