Martin Vaculik

Date of birth

05/04/1990

Place birth

Zarnovica, Slovakia

Nation

Slovakia

Club

Gorzow (Poland)

Rider number

54

Fim rank

12

Career info

Debut

Gorzow SGP (June 23, 2012)

First win

Gorzow SGP (June 23, 2012)

Championship points

560 pts / AVG : -

Appearances

69

Heats raced

374

Heats won

93

Finals

13

Wins

4

Biography

Slovakia’s first and only FIM Speedway Grand Prix star Martin Vaculik made an unforgettable World Championship debut, when he won the 2012 FIM Gorzow Speedway GP after replacing the injured Jaroslaw Hampel in the meeting.

Vaculik was handed a place in the 2013 series, but was then absent from the Speedway GP line-up for three seasons, before re-qualifying as runner-up at the 2016 FIM GP Challenge in Vetlanda, Sweden.

History repeated itself as Vaculik won on his comeback at the 2017 FIM Slovenian Speedway GP in Krsko. He topped the podium at the 2018 FIM Gorzow Speedway GP – just four months after suffering a serious ankle injury at British track Swindon.

Vaculik took a career-best fifth place in the 2019 World Championship, but finished ninth in 2020, before an injury-hit campaign left him 12th in 2021. He will be keen to get back on track in 2022.

Sgp Wins

Gorzow SGP

2012, 2018

Slovenian SGP

2017

Czech SGP

2022

career

highlights

1

European champion

2013