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Damian Baliński
Born 5 August 1977 (1977-08-05) (age 44)
Poland
Nationality  Poland
Website DamianBalinski.pl
Current club information
Polish league Unia Leszno
Swedish league Piraterna
Career history
1995- Leszno (POL)
2007 Piraterna Motala SWE)
2012- Indianerna
2007 Swindon Robins (GBR)
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 an international motorcycle speedway rider and a current member of Poland national team. He has ridden since 1994 with Unia Leszno.

His older brother Dariusz was speedway rider too. Dariusz's son, Damian jr (Damian's nephew; b. 1989), is also a speedway rider. 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
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