Rune Holta

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Rune Holta
Born (1973-08-29) 29 August 1973 (age 45)
Stavanger, Norway
NationalityPoland Poland
WebsiteOfficial website
Current club information
Polish leagueROW Rybnik
Swedish league[Dackarna Malilla ]
Career history
1991-2001NMK Sandnes & Jæren
1996Morawski Zielona Gora
1997-1998Unia Tarnów
1999-2000, 2002-2005Częstochowa
2007Unia Tarnów
2008-2009Gorzów Wielkopolski
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
2009 Number7
Podiums5 (2-1-2)
Finalist8 time
Winner2 times
Individual honours
1994, 1996, 1997, 2000Norwegian Champion
2003, 2007Polish Champion
1999, 2000Nordic Champion
2009, 2011Golden Helmet of Pardubice (CZE)
2008Swedish Grand Prix
2010Scandinavian Grand Prix
Team honours
2005, 2007, 2010World Cup Winner
2003Polish Team Champion
2007Polish Pairs Champion
1998, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2015Swedish Elitserien Champion
1999, 2001Danish League Champion
1999Polish Div Two Champion

Rune Holta (born 29 August 1973 in Stavanger, Norway) is a speedway rider. He grew up in Randaberg Norway,[2] but has been a Polish citizen since 2002, allowing him to represent Poland in international competitions and was a member of their Speedway World Cup winning teams in 2005, 2007 & 2010. He has also won the Polish Championship in 2003 and 2007.

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

In 2016, he will be riding for Dackarna Malilla in the Swedish Elit League and for ROW Rybnik in the Polish Ekstraliga.

Speedway Grand Prix[edit]

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
2000 26th 8 9th 1 wild card ride
2001 14th 41 5th
2002 11th 80 4th
2003 8th 98 4th
2004 14th 60 4th
2005 20th 6 1 wild card ride
2006 - - - Did not participate
2007 7th 91 3rd
  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

Plane crash[edit]

Place of 2007 plane crash.

In 2007 Holta survived a plane crash with fellow rider Tomasz Gollob. The plane, flown by Władysław Gollob, crashed on the way to a meeting at Tarnów. Holta escaped with cuts and bruises.[3]

On his official website, Holta stated "In spite of the circumstance I'm doing OK but I'm very shaken. We have been very lucky, and I'm just glad that I'm still alive."[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Świat Żużla, No 2 (78) 2009, page 14, ISSN 1429-3285
  2. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  3. ^ "Holta survives plane crash drama". Evening Star. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
  4. ^ "Holta in airplane crash". 2007-06-10. Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2007-10-24.

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