1952 Individual Speedway World Championship

1952 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1952 Individual Speedway World Championship was the seventh edition of the official World Championship to determine the world champion rider.[1][2][3][4][5]

Australian rider Jack Young became the first rider to win a second title (and the first to win two in a row) when he won his second straight World Championship after scoring 14 points. Second was Welshman Freddie Williams on 13 points, with England's Bob Oakley third on 12 points.[6]

QualificationEdit

Nordic FinalEdit

  • 20 June 1952
  •   Växjö
  • First 8 to Continental Final
Pos. Rider Points
1   Basse Hveem 14
2   Bo Andersson 13
3   Rune Sörmander 12
4   Olle Nygren 12
5   Sune Karlsson 10
6   Stig Pramberg 9
7   Göte Olsson 9
8   Kiehn Berthelsen 8
9   Werner Lorentzen 7
10   Evert Fransson 6
11   Reidar Kristoffersen 6
12   Bert Lindarw 5
13   Rolf Naess 5
14   Leo Helminen 2
15   Yrjö Heikkilä 2
16   Morian Hansen 0
17   Helge Brinkeback dnr

Continental FinalEdit

Pos. Rider Points
1   Rune Sörmander 14
2   Olle Nygren 12
3   Stig Pramberg 11
4   Jim Gregory 11
5   Basse Hveem 11
6   Bo Andersson 11
7   Sune Karlsson 9
8   Fritz Dirtl 7
9   Josef Kamper 7
10   Ron Phillips 6
11   Göte Olsson 6
12   Ken McKinlay 5
13   Sven Skoglund 5
14   Edvin Fredriksen 2
15   Tony Lewis 2
16   Kiehn Berthelsen 0
17   Tinus Metzelaar dnr

Championship RoundEdit

VenuesEdit

10 events in Great Britain.

ScoresEdit

  • Top 16 qualify for World final, 17th & 18th reserves for World final
Pos. Rider Total pts
1   Bob Oakley 28
2   Jack Young 27
3   Split Waterman 27
4   Ronnie Moore 27
5   Freddie Williams 27
6   Ron How 26
7   Dick Bradley 25
8   Cyril Roger 25
9   Arthur Forrest 24
10   Jeff Lloyd 24
11   Brian Crutcher 24
12   Arthur Payne 24
13   Henry Long 23
14   Derick Close 23
15   Bert Roger 23
16   Graham Warren 22
17   Dan Forsberg 22
18   Basse Hveem 22
19   Trevor Redmond 22
20   Alan Hunt 22
21   Olle Nygren 21
22   Cyril Brine 21
23   Ken Sharples 21
24   Tommy Price 21
25   Geoff Mardon 21
26   Eddie Rigg 20
27   Peter Robinson 18
28   Don Cuppleditch 18
29   Harry Bastable 18
30   Chris Boss 17
31   Harry Edwards 16
32   Jack Biggs 16
33   Sune Karlsson 16
34   Eric French 16
35   Willie Wilson 15
36   Eric Williams 15
37   Wally Green 14
38   Pat Clarke 14
39   George Wilks 14
40   Gordon McGregor 13
Pos. Rider Total pts
41   Dick Campbell 13
42   Vic Emms 13
43   Les Tolley 13
44   Ken Adams 13
45   Ron Mountford 13
46   Ken Middleditch 13
47   Geoff Pymar 13
48   Rune Sörmander 12
49   Sid Clark 12
50   Len Williams 11
51   Jack Parker 10
52   Les Hewitt 10
53   Nobby Stock 10
54   Ivor Powell 10
55   Billy Hole 10
56   Tommy Miller 10
57   Terry Small 10
58   Charlie New 9
59   Harold Fairhurst 9
60   Phil Malpass 9
61   Jock Grierson 9
62   Lionel Benson 8
63   Gerald Jackson 8
64   Stig Pramberg 8
65   Tom Oakley 7
66   Fred Brand 7
67   Larry Lazarus 7
68   Louis Lawson 7
69   Reg Duval 6
70   Jim Gregory 6
71   Fred Pawson 6
72   Bruce Semmens 5
73   Bill Gilbert 5
74   Roy Craighead 5
75   Harry Saunders 4
76   George Wall 4
77   Bob Baker 3
78   Fritz Dirtl 2
79   Harry Welch 1

World finalEdit

Nr. 3 Bob Oakley winning a race in the Netherlands in 1949
Pos. Rider Points Heats
1   Jack Young 14 (3,3,3,3,2)
2   Freddie Williams 13 (3,2,3,2,3)
3   Bob Oakley 12 (3,3,2,1,3)
4   Ronnie Moore 10 (2,2,3,F,3)
5   Arthur Payne 9 (0,1,2,3,3)
6   Dan Forsberg 9 (2,3,1,3,F)
7   Dick Bradley 9 (3,2,3,1,0)
8   Jeff Lloyd 7 (2,2,0,2,1)
9   Arthur Forrest 7 (1,1,0,3,2)
10   Henry Long 7 (1,0,2,2,2)
11   Brian Crutcher 6 (1,3,1,0,1)
12   Split Waterman 6 (2,1,0,1,2)
13   Graham Warren 5 (0,1,1,2,1)
14   Derick Close 4 (1,0,2,0,1)
15   Cyril Roger 2 (0,Ex,1,1,0)
16   Ron How 0 (0,d,0,0,0)
  Basse Hveem
  Trevor Redmond

ClassificationEdit

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos
1   (10) Jack Young 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
2   (2) Freddie Williams 13 3 2 3 2 3 13 2
3   (8) Bob Oakley 12 3 3 2 1 3 12 3
4   (3) Ronnie Moore 10 2 2 3 - 3 4 4
5   (4) Arthur Payne 9 0 1 2 3 3 9 5
6   (11) Dan Forsberg 9 2 3 1 3 - 9 6
7   (16) Dick Bradley 9 3 2 3 1 0 9 7
8   (5) Jeff Lloyd 7 2 2 0 2 1 7 8
9   (7) Arthur Forrest 7 1 1 0 3 2 7 9
10   (12) Henry Long 7 1 0 2 2 2 7 10
11   (13) Brian Crutcher 6 1 3 1 0 1 6 11
12   (14) Split Waterman 6 2 1 0 1 2 6 12
13   (9) Graham Warren 5 0 1 1 2 1 5 13
14   (1) Derek Close 4 1 0 2 0 1 4 14
15   (15) Cyril Roger 2 0 - 1 1 0 0 15
16   (6) Ron How 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 16
  (17) Basse Hveem 0 0
  (18) Trevor Redmond 0 0
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

PodiumEdit

  1.     Jack Young (Australia)
  2.     Freddie Williams (Wales)
  3.     Bob Oakley (England)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter (1981). 1981 Speedway Yearbook. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-86215-017-5.
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