Who is Martin Vaculik? Speedway fans know him as one of the riders from Slovakia. He is distinguished by hard work, constant desire to develop and great results he achieves on speedway tracks. His professional approach to his profession and growing number of successes cause that more and more is heard about him not only in the speedway environment, but also in the broadly understood world of sport!
Speedway has always been in his blood. He began his adventure with this beautiful, though risky sport as a nine-year-old! At the age of fifteen, Martin Vaculik received an official speedway license and began his career, which continues to this day. As a seventeen-year-old, he already won an individual Czech Championship, which he achieved not only as the first Slovak in history, but above all as the youngest rider ever. It was just the beginning of Martin’s successes.
Each year brings new opportunities for him, which he makes great use of. In the Junior World Championships he reached seventh place.In 2011, he was on the fourth position in the Grand Prix Qualification Finals, thanks to which he became a reserve for the 2012 season in the fight for the World Champion title. He took great advantage of this opportunity and already on June 23, 2012, in his debut in GP, he won on the track in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
His club path was winding and he could be seen in the colors of many clubs for years of starts. He started his career at Slany Club. After some time, Martin’s ambitions pushed him further and moved to Mšeno where he won the club victory in the Extra League. In Poland and Sweden he was a strong point of his teams. He first became a member of the team in his own country when he joined the newly founded Speedway Club Žarnovica, where he represented Slovakia in the Adriatic League.
Privately, Martin Vaculik is a smiling, hard-working boy who speaks four languages (Czech, Slovak, Polish and English) and is fully committed to his passion which is speedway. His hero on the track is Tony Rickardson, but he started his path by observing the actions of his Dad, who was a recognized rider.