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Joonas Kylmäkorpi

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Joonas Kylmäkorpi
Born (1980-02-14) 14 February 1980 (age 44)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nicknamethe Flying Finn
NationalityFinnish & Swedish
Career history
Sweden
2002–2005Kaparna
2006–2008Hammarby
2010Västervik
2011–2013Indianerna
2014–2015Dackarna
2016Masarna
Great Britain
2001, 2003–2004, 2010–2012Eastbourne Eagles
2006–2009Lakeside Hammers
2015Coventry Bees
2016Wolverhampton Wolves
Poland
1999, 2006–2007Gorzów
2000Częstochowa
2001, 2008Ostrów
2003Leszno
2005Lublin
2009Gdańsk
2010Rybnik
Denmark
2000Herning
2005Brovst
2010–2011Esbjerg
2015–2016Region Varde
Individual honours
2010, 2011
2012, 2013
Long Track World Champion
1991Swedish U21 champion
Team honours
2009Elite League KO Cup

Joonas Nikolai Kylmäkorpi (born 14 February 1980) is a Finnish former motorcycle speedway rider and is a four times Long Track World Champion.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Nicknamed the Flying Finn, he represented Finland in the Speedway World Cup[4] and won a bronze medal at the Finnish Individual Speedway Championship in 2002.[5]

However, his real success has come on the longtrack where he won four World Championships in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

2003 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 24) (34)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
6 /9 Sweden Scandinavian SGP 22 2 (0,1) 19
9 /9 Norway Norwegian SGP 24 1 (1,0) 24
2004 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No ?)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
9 /9 Norway Norwegian SGP 1
  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

Speedway honours[edit]

World Longtrack Championship[edit]

Grand-Prix years[edit]

  • 2000 6pts (22nd overall)
  • 2005 53pts (4th)
  • 2006 58pts (Second)
  • 2007 48pts (Second)
  • 2008 33pts (10th)
  • 2009 74pts (7th)
  • 2010 140pts (CHAMPION)
  • 2011 127pts (CHAMPION)
  • 2012 149pts (CHAMPION)
  • 2013 126pts (CHAMPION)
  • 2014 66pts (Third)
  • 2015 46pts (7th).

Best Grand-Prix results[edit]

Team championship[edit]

European Grasstrack Championship[edit]

Finalist 2000 France Saint-Colomb-de-Lauzun 15pts (5th overall).

Personal life[edit]

After finishing his sports career in 2017 due to a career-ending injury in December 2016, Joonas Kylmäkorpi began pursuing entrepreneurship. In 2022 Kylmäkorpi co-founded a nicotine pouch manufacturing company with a factory in Poznań, Poland. In 2024, the company introduced their own brand, LUMI, and launched an online shop, TheLumiClub.com. [6]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Joonas Kylmakorpi". WWOS backup. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  2. ^ "2008 Rider index" (PDF). British Speedway. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  3. ^ "ULTIMATE RIDER INDEX, 1929-2022" (PDF). British Speedway. Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  4. ^ Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
  5. ^ "Individual Finnish Championship". Historia Sportu Zuzlowego. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Lumi Club". The Lumi Club. Retrieved 12 June 2024.