Martin VACULIK

DATE OF BIRTH

05/04/1990

PLACE OF BIRTH

Zarnovica, Slovakia

NATION

Slovakia

CLUBS

Gorzow (Poland)

RIDER NUMBER

54

FIM RANK

#12

DEBUT

Gorzow SGP (June 23, 2012)

FIRST WIN

Gorzow SGP (June 23, 2012)

Championship Points

507 pts / AVG : 7.92 pts

appearances

64

Heat Raced

345

Heat WOn

84

Finals

11

WINS

3

BIOGRAPHY

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

Vaculik was handed a place in the 2013 series, but was then absent from the SpeedwayGP 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 Slovenian SpeedwayGP in Krsko. He topped the podium at the 2018 Gorzow SpeedwayGP – 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.

DID YOU KNOW? Vaculik is not the only famous name in his household. He is married to leading Slovak actress Kristína Turjanová.

SGP WINS

PL

Gorzow SGP

2012, 2018


SI

Slovenian SGP

2017


Career

Highlights

cup

1

European champion

2013