Rune Holta

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Rune Holta
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Born (1973-08-29) 29 August 1973 (age 44)
Stavanger, Norway
Nationality Poland Poland
Website Official website
Current club information
Polish league ROW Rybnik
Swedish league [Dackarna Malilla ]
Career history
Norway
1991-2001 NMK Sandnes & Jæren
Poland
1994 Grudziądz
1996 Morawski Zielona Gora
1997-1998 Unia Tarnów
1999-2000, 2002-2005 Częstochowa
2006 Rzeszów
2007 Unia Tarnów
2008-2009 Gorzów Wielkopolski
2010 Częstochowa
2011 Toruń
Denmark
1997-2002 Outrup
Sweden
1995-2002 Valsarna
2003-2008 Vetlanda
2009 Indianerna
2010 Dackarna
2012 Indianerna
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
2009 Number 7
Starts 74[1]
Podiums 5 (2-1-2)
Finalist 8 time
Winner 2 times
Individual honours
1994, 1996, 1997, 2000 Norwegian Champion
2003, 2007 Polish Champion
1999, 2000 Nordic Champion
2009, 2011 Golden Helmet of Pardubice (CZE)
2008 Swedish Grand Prix
2010 Scandinavian Grand Prix
Team honours
2005, 2007, 2010 World Cup Winner
2003 Polish Team Champion
2007 Polish Pairs Champion
1998, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2015 Swedish Elitserien Champion
1999, 2001 Danish League Champion
1999 Polish 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]

References[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". www.holta-racing.com. 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