Martin Vaculik

Date of birth

05/04/1990

Place birth

Zarnovica, Slovakia

Nation

Slovakia

Club

Gorzow (Poland), Zarnovica (Slovak club in Czech league)

Rider number

54

Fim rank

3

Career info

Debut

Gorzow SGP (June 23, 2012)

First win

Gorzow SGP (June 23, 2012)

Championship points

788 pts

Appearances

89

Heats raced

493

Heats won

135

Finals

20

Wins

8

Biography

Slovakia’s first and only FIM Speedway Grand Prix star, Martin Vaculik became the nation's first FIM Speedway World Championship medallist when he bagged bronze in 2023. 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. He won two more SGP rounds in 2023, making it back-to-back Prague FIM Czech Speedway GP wins and adding an FIM British Speedway GP victory in Cardiff. His success on the world stage saw him awarded Slovakia’s prestigious Crystal Wing in March 2024 – a prize that honours heroes from every walk of life in his homeland. He is now setting his sights on Speedway GP World Championship gold in 2024.

Sgp Wins

Gorzow SGP

2012, 2018

Slovenian SGP

2017

Czech SGP

2022, 2023, 2024

Torun SGP

2022

British SGP

2023

career

highlights

1

European champion

2013