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Damian Baliński
Born (1977-08-05) 5 August 1977 (age 46)
Poland
Nationality Polish
Career history
Poland
1994-2014 Leszno
2015-2017 Rybnik
2018-2023 Rawicz
Sweden
2007 Piraterna
2012 Indianerna
Great Britain
2007 Swindon
Denmark
2002 Vojens
2004, 2008, 2010–2013, 2015 Holsted
Individual honours
2008 Polish Golden Helmet Winner
Team honours
2007 Team World Champion
2007 Team Polish Champion

Damian Baliński (born 5 August 1977, in Poland) is a motorcycle speedway rider from Poland. He earned two international caps for the Poland speedway team.

Career

He was a member of the Poland national speedway team. Remarkably, in 29 seasons of Polish speedway he has only ridden for three clubs Unia Leszno, Rybnik and Rawicz.

He only rode one season in the British leagues, with Swindon Robins in 2007.

Family

His older brother Dariusz and his son Damian Jr. (Damian's nephew; b. 1989) are also speedway riders. Baliński is married to Aneta. They have two sons, Mikołaj and Filip (b. 2009).

Speedway Grand Prix results

2008 SGP
Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw
Poland Leszno 17 17
2009 SGP
Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw
Poland Leszno 17 17
2010 SGP
Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw
Poland Leszno 17 17
  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

Career details

World Championship

  • Individual World Championship (Speedway Grand Prix)
    • 2008 - notclassify (0 heats at European SGP)
  • Individual Under-21 World Championship
    • 1996 - Germany Olching - track reserve
    • 1998 - Poland Piła - 8th place (7 points)
  • Team World Championship (Speedway World Cup)
    • 2007 Poland Leszno - World Champion

European Championships

  • Individual European Championship
    • 2005 - Italy Lonigo - 5th place (10 points)
    • 2006 - Hungary Miskolc - 7th place (8 points)
  • European Pairs Championship
    • 2006 - started in Semi-Final 2 only (6 points)

Polish Championships

  • Individual Polish Championship
    • 2007 - Bronze medal
    • 2008 - Poland Leszno - 5th place (9 points)
  • Individual Under-21 Polish Championship
    • 1996 - Bronze medal
  • Polish Pairs Championship
    • 1999 - Silver medal
    • 2003 - Polish Champion
    • 2007 - Bronze medal
  • Polish Pairs Under-21 Championship
      • 1996 - Polish Champion
    • 1997 - Polish Champion
  • Team Polish Championship
    • 2002 - Silver medal
    • 2007 - Polish Champion
  • Team Under-21 Team Championship
    • 1996 - Bronze medal
    • 1997 - Bronze medal

Others competitions

  • Golden Helmet
    • 2005 - Runner-up
    • 2008 - Poland Wrocław - Winner
  • Under-19 Bronze Helmet
    • 1996 - Gold medal
  • Team Speedway Polish Cup
    • 1997 - Silver medal
    • 1998 - Silver medal
  • Mieczysław Połukard Criterium of Polish Speedway Leagues Aces

See also

  • Poland national speedway team
  • Speedway in Poland
  • List of Speedway Grand Prix riders
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