Speedway World Team Cup

The Speedway World Team Cup was an annual speedway event held each year in different countries. The competition started in 1960 and was replaced with the Speedway World Cup in 2001.

FormatEdit

From 1960 until 1985 each team consisted of four riders and a reserve. A final meeting was held after qualifying rounds, the winner being decided on total points scored in that final meeting.

In 1986, the teams that qualified for the 'final' raced three meetings, the winner of each meeting being awarded three points, second place awarded two points, and third place awarded a point. The total points gained over the three meetings determined the champion.

In 1987, the three meeting system was used again, but this time the aggregate points scored by the individual riders were added together to determine the champion.

1988 saw the championship revert to the original format.

In 1994 the World Pairs Championship was merged with the World Team Cup and this system was used until 1999 when it once gain reverted to the original format.

In 2001 the competition was relaunched as the Speedway World Cup.

WinnersEdit

Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
1960   Göteborg   Sweden 44
Ove Fundin (12)
Olle Nygren (12)
Rune Sörmander (11)
Björn Knutsson (9)
Göte Nordin (0)
  England 30
Peter Craven (8)
Ken McKinlay (8)
Ron How (7)
George White (6)
Nigel Boocock (1)
  Czechoslovakia 15
Antonín Kasper Sr. (5)
Luboš Tomícek Sr. (4)
Jaroslav Machac (3)
Frantisek Richter (3)
1961   Wrocław   Poland 32
Marian Kaiser (10)
Henryk Zyto (7)
Florian Kapala (6)
Mieczyslaw Polukard (5)
Stanislaw Tkocz (4)
  Sweden 30
Ove Fundin (11)
Rune Sörmander (10)
Björn Knutsson (7)
Per-Tage Svensson (3)
  England 15
Peter Craven (8)
Bob Andrews (6)
Ken McKinlay (4)
Ron How (3)
1962   Slaný   Sweden 36
Björn Knutsson (10)
Sören Sjösten (10)
Ove Fundin (9)
Göte Nordin (4)
Rune Sörmander (3)
  Great Britain 24
Ronnie Moore (10)
Barry Briggs (8)
Peter Craven (6)
Ron How (0)
Cyril Maidment (0)
  Poland 20
Marian Kaiser (9)
Florian Kapala (5)
Joachim Maj (4)
Pawel Waloszek (4)
Mieczyslaw Polukard (2)
1963   Vienna   Sweden 37
Björn Knutsson (11)
Per-Olof Söderman (10)
Ove Fundin (7)
Göte Nordin (5)
Rune Sörmander (4)
  Czechoslovakia 27
Antonín Kasper Sr. (10)
Stanislav Kubicek (7)
Miloslav Smidl (5)
Luboš Tomícek Sr. (5))
  Great Britain 25
Barry Briggs (12)
Peter Craven (8)
Dick Fisher (4)
Leo McAuliffe (1)
Peter Moore (0)
1964   Abensberg   Sweden 34
Björn Knutsson (11)
Göte Nordin (10)
Rune Sörmander (7)
Ove Fundin (6)
Sören Sjösten (0)
  Soviet Union 25
Igor Plekhanov (8)
Gennadij Kurilenko (8)
Jurij Chekranov (6)
Boris Samorodov (3))
  Great Britain 21
Barry Briggs (9)
Ken McKinlay (7)
Nigel Boocock (3)
Ron How (2)
Brian Brett (0)
1965   Kempten   Poland 38
Andrzej Wyglenda (11)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (11)
Antoni Woryna (9)
Zbigniew Podlecki (7)
  Sweden 33
Björn Knutsson (11)
Bengt Jansson (8)
Ove Fundin (8)
Göte Nordin (6)
  Great Britain 18
Ken McKinlay (7)
Nigel Boocock (6)
Jimmy Gooch (3)
Barry Briggs (1)
Charlie Monk (1)
1966   Wrocław   Poland 41
Marian Rose (12)
Andrzej Wyglenda (11)
Antoni Woryna (10)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (8)
  Soviet Union 25
Boris Samorodov (9)
Viktor Trofimov (6)
Igor Plekhanov (6)
Farid Szajnurov (4)
  Sweden 22
Björn Knutsson (11)
Leif Enecrona (4)
Göte Nordin (3)
Ove Fundin (2)
Leif Larsson (2)
1967   Malmö   Sweden 32
Göte Nordin (11)
Bengt Jansson (9)
Torbjörn Harrysson (6)
Ove Fundin (6)
  Poland 26
Antoni Woryna (10)
Andrzej Wyglenda (9)
Jerzy Trzeszkowski (4)
Zbigniew Podlecki (3)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (0)
  Great Britain 19
Barry Briggs (8)
Eric Boocock (5)
Ray Wilson (4)
Ivan Mauger (2)
Colin Pratt (0)

  Soviet Union 19
1968   Wembley   Great Britain 40
Ivan Mauger (12)
Nigel Boocock (10)
Martin Ashby (8)
Barry Briggs (7)
Norman Hunter (3)
  Sweden 30
Ove Fundin (11)
Bengt Jansson (7)
Anders Michanek (7)
Olle Nygren (3)
Torbjörn Harrysson (2)
  Poland 19
Edmund Migos (8)
Edward Jancarz (6)
Andrzej Wyglenda (2)
Henryk Glücklich (2)
Pawel Waloszek (1)
1969   Rybnik   Poland 31
Andrzej Wyglenda (11)
Edward Jancarz (11)
Stanislaw Tkocz (4)
Henryk Glücklich (3)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (2)
  Great Britain 27
Ivan Mauger (9)
Barry Briggs (8)
Nigel Boocock (5)
Martin Ashby (5)
  Soviet Union 23
Vladimir Smirnov (9)
Gennadij Kurilenko (8)
Valerij Klementiev (5)
Jurij Dubinin (1)
Viktor Trofimov (0)
1970   Wembley   Sweden 42
Ove Fundin (11)
Bengt Jansson (11)
Anders Michanek (10)
Sören Sjösten (10)
  Great Britain 31
Barry Briggs (11)
Ivan Mauger (9)
Eric Boocock (5)
Ray Wilson (4)
Nigel Boocock (2)
  Poland 20
Jan Mucha (6)
Antoni Woryna (5)
Edmund Migos (4)
Henryk Glücklich (3)
Pawel Waloszek (2)
Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
1971   Wrocław   Great Britain 37
Ray Wilson (12)
Ivan Mauger (10)
Jim Airey (9)
Barry Briggs (6)
  Soviet Union 22
Gregorij Khlynovski (8)
Vladimir Smirnov (7)
Vladimir Gordeev (4)
Anatolij Kuzmin (3)
  Poland 19
Pawel Waloszek (5)
Henryk Glücklich (4)
Antoni Woryna (4)
Edward Jancarz (4)
Andrzej Wyglenda (2)
1972   Olching   Great Britain 36
Ivan Mauger (11)
John Louis (9)
Ray Wilson (8)
Terry Betts (8)
  Soviet Union 21
Anatolij Kuzmin (6)
Gregorij Khlynovski (5)
Viktor Kalmykov (5)
Viktor Trofimov (5)
  Poland 21
Zenon Plech (7)
Henryk Glücklich (6)
Pawel Waloszek (5)
Zdzislaw Dobrucki (3)
Marek Cieślak (0)
1973   Wembley   Great Britain 37
Peter Collins (12)
Terry Betts (9)
Ray Wilson (8)
Malcolm Simmons (8)
  Sweden 31
Anders Michanek (11)
Bernt Persson (9)
Bengt Jansson (6)
Tommy Jansson (5)
  Soviet Union 20
Valery Gordeev (7)
Vladimir Paznikov (5)
Gregorij Khlynovski (4)
Aleksandr Pavlov (2)
Viktor Trofimov (2)
1974   Chorzów   England 42
Peter Collins (12)
John Louis (12)
Dave Jessup (10)
Malcolm Simmons (8)
  Sweden 31
Sören Sjösten (10)
Anders Michanek (9)
Tommy Jansson (7)
Christer Löfqvist (5)
  Poland 13
Zenon Plech (4)
Jan Mucha (4)
Andrzej Jurczynski (3)
Andrzej Tkocz (2)
Jerzy Szczakiel (0)
1975   Norden   England 41
Peter Collins (12)
Malcolm Simmons (11)
Martin Ashby (10)
John Louis (8)
  Soviet Union 29
Valery Gordeev (8)
Gregorij Khlynovski (8)
Viktor Trofimov (8)
Vladimir Gordeev (5)
  Sweden 17
Anders Michanek (8)
Tommy Jansson (4)
Bernt Persson (2)
Sören Sjösten (2)
Sören Karlsson (1)
1976   White City   Australia 31
Phil Crump (11)
Billy Sanders (7)
Phil Herne (7)
John Boulger (6)
  Poland 28
Edward Jancarz (8)
Marek Cieślak (8)
Zenon Plech (8)
Jerzy Rembas (5)
Bolesław Proch (1)
  Sweden 26
Anders Michanek (11)
Bernt Persson (8)
Lars-Åke Andersson (5)
Bengt Jansson (5)
Christer Löfqvist (1)
1977   Wrocław   England 37
Peter Collins (10)
Dave Jessup (9)
Michael Lee (9)
John Davis (6)
Malcolm Simmons (3)
  Poland 25
Edward Jancarz (10)
Bogusław Nowak (6)
Jerzy Rembas (6)
Marek Cieślak (2)
Ryszard Fabiszewski (1)
  Czechoslovakia 23
Jiří Štancl (8)
Vaclav Verner (5)
Jan Verner (5)
Aleš Dryml Sr. (5)
1978   Landshut   Denmark 37
Hans Nielsen (11)
Ole Olsen (10)
Michael Lohman (9)
Finn Thomsen (7)
  England 27
Malcolm Simmons (8)
Peter Collins (6)
Dave Jessup (5)
Michael Lee (5)
Gordon Kennett (3)
  Poland 15
Edward Jancarz (6)
Marek Cieślak (5)
Jerzy Rembas (3)
Zenon Plech (1)
Andrzej Huszcza (1)
1979   White City   New Zealand 35
Larry Ross (11)
Mitch Shirra (10)
Ivan Mauger (9)
Bruce Cribb (5)
  Denmark 31
Ole Olsen (12)
Hans Nielsen (9)
Michael Lohman (6)
Finn Thomsen (4)
Bo Petersen (0)
  Czechoslovakia 19
Jiří Štancl (6)

Aleš Dryml Sr. (5)
Zdenek Kudrna (4)
Vaclav Verner (4)
1980   Wrocław   England 40
Chris Morton (11)
Michael Lee (11)
Peter Collins (10)
Dave Jessup (8)
  United States 29
Bruce Penhall (12)
Scott Autrey (9)
Dennis Sigalos (5)
Bobby Schwartz (3)
Ron Preston (0)
  Poland 15
Zenon Plech (5)
Roman Jankowski (5)
Edward Jancarz (3)
Andrzej Huszcza (2)
Jerzy Rembas (0)
Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
1981   Olching   Denmark 36
Hans Nielsen (11)
Erik Gundersen (9)
Tommy Knudsen (9)
Ole Olsen (6)
Finn Thomsen (1)
  England 29
Chris Morton (11)
Kenny Carter (9)
John Davis (5)
Dave Jessup (3)
Gordon Kennett (1)
  Germany 28
Egon Müller (10)
Karl Maier (8)
Georg Hack (5)
George Gilgenreiners (5)
1982   White City   United States 34
Bruce Penhall (10)
Kelly Moran (10)
Bobby Schwartz (9)
Shawn Moran (8)
Scott Autrey (0)
  Denmark 27
Hans Nielsen (11)
Erik Gundersen (7)
Preben Eriksen (4)
Tommy Knudsen (1)
Ole Olsen (1)
  Germany 18
Karl Maier (7)
Georg Hack (5)
Egon Müller (5)
George Gilgenreiner (1)
Alois Wiesböck (0)
1983   Vojens   Denmark 37
Erik Gundersen (12)
Hans Nielsen (11)
Ole Olsen (7)
Peter Ravn (7)
Finn Thomsen (0)
  England 29
Michael Lee (11)
Kenny Carter (8)
Chris Morton (7)
Dave Jessup (2)
Peter Collins (1)
  United States 27
Dennis Sigalos (9)
Bobby Schwartz (6)
Lance King (6)
Kelly Moran (6)
Rick Miller (0)
1984   Leszno   Denmark 44
Erik Gundersen (12)
Bo Petersen (12)
Hans Nielsen (11)
Preben Eriksen (9)
  England 24
Simon Wigg (9)
Phil Collins (7)
Chris Morton (4)
Peter Collins (2)
Neil Collins (2)
  United States 20
Shawn Moran (6)
Kelly Moran (5)
Lance King (5)
Bobby Schwartz (2)
John Cook (2)
1985   Long Beach   Denmark 37
Tommy Knudsen (12)
Erik Gundersen (10)
Hans Nielsen (10)
Preben Eriksen (5)
Bo Petersen (0)
  United States 35
Shawn Moran (11)
Bobby Schwartz (11)
Lance King (9)
Sam Ermolenko (3)
John Cook (1)
  England 13
Jeremy Doncaster (6)
Kelvin Tatum (3)
Phil Collins (2)
Richard Knight (2)
John Davis (0)
1986 championship decided on points of three of three meetings - 1st = 3pts, 2nd = 2pts, 3rd = 1pt.
1986   Göteborg
  Vojens
  Bradford
  Denmark 130 (47 + 37 + 46)
Hans Nielsen (35)
Erik Gundersen (33)
Tommy Knudsen (33)
Jan O. Pedersen (20)
John Jørgensen (8)
  United States 4 (76)
Shawn Moran (27)
Sam Ermolenko (22)
Lance King (19)
Bobby Schwartz (5)
Rick Miller (2)
  England 3 (81)
Simon Wigg (6)
Chris Morton (3)
Kelvin Tatum (2)
Jeremy Doncaster (2)
Neil Evitts (0)
Marvyn Cox (0)
1987 championship decided on aggregate scores of three meetings.
1987   Fredericia
  Coventry
  Prague
  Denmark 130 (47 + 37 + 46)
Hans Nielsen (38)
Erik Gundersen (33)
Jan O. Pedersen (32)
Tommy Knudsen (27)
  England 101 (37 + 33 + 31)
Simon Wigg (29)
Kelvin Tatum (25)
Jeremy Doncaster (24)
Simon Cross (21)
Marvyn Cox (0)
  United States 93 (24 + 43 + 26)
Shawn Moran (23)
Rick Miller (22)
Sam Ermolenko (20)
Kelly Moran (14)
Lance King (8)
John Cook (6)
1988   Long Beach   Denmark 44
Hans Nielsen (14)
Jan O. Pedersen (12)
Erik Gundersen (8)
Tommy Knudsen (8)
John Jørgensen (2)
  United States 32
Sam Ermolenko (13)
Shawn Moran (8)
Lance King (6)
Kelly Moran (5)
Rick Miller (0)
  Sweden 22
Per Jonsson (9)
Jimmy Nilsen (5)
Tony Olsson (4)
Henrik Gustafsson (4)
Conny Ivarsson (0)
1989   Bradford   England 48
Jeremy Doncaster (13)
Kelvin Tatum (12)
Paul Thorp (12)
Simon Wigg (11)
Simon Cross (0)
  Denmark 34
Hans Nielsen (11)
Gert Handberg (9)
John Jørgensen (7)
Brian Karger (7)
Erik Gundersen (0)
  Sweden 30
Mikael Blixt (10)
Per Jonsson (8)
Tony Olsson (7)
Erik Stenlund (5)
Jimmy Nilsen (0)
1990   Pardubice   United States 37
Kelly Moran (12)
Sam Ermolenko (11)
Shawn Moran (10)
Billy Hamill (4)
Rick Miller (0)
  England 34
Kelvin Tatum (11)
Jeremy Doncaster (8)
Simon Wigg (8)
Gary Havelock (5)
Marvyn Cox (2)
  Denmark 30
Hans Nielsen (13)
Brian Karger (5)
John Jørgensen (4)
Tommy Knudsen (4)
Bo Petersen (4)
Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
1991   Vojens   Denmark 51
Jan O. Pedersen (15)
Hans Nielsen (14)
Tommy Knudsen (13)
Gert Handberg (8)
Brian Karger (1)
  Sweden 30
Per Jonsson (9)
Henrik Gustafsson (7)
Jimmy Nilsen (7)
Tony Rickardsson (7)
  United States 28
Sam Ermolenko (9)
Billy Hamill (9)
Greg Hancock (6)
Rick Miller (4)
Ronnie Correy (0)
1992   Kumla   United States 39
Greg Hancock (11)
Sam Ermolenko (10)
Billy Hamill (10)
Ronnie Correy (5)
Bobby Ott (3)
  Sweden 33
Henrik Gustafsson (12)
Per Jonsson (11)
Tony Rickardsson (7)
Peter Nahlin (2)
Jimmy Nilsen (1)
  England 31
Martin Dugard (12)
Gary Havelock (7)
Mark Loram (7)
Kelvin Tatum (3)
Joe Screen (2)
1993   Coventry   United States 40
Sam Ermolenko (13)
Billy Hamill (10)
Greg Hancock (9)
Josh Larsen (5)
Bobby Ott (3)
  Denmark 38
Hans Nielsen (13)
Tommy Knudsen (12)
John Jørgensen (8)
Brian Karger (5)
  Sweden 28
Tony Rickardsson (9)
Peter Karlsson (7)
Per Jonsson (6)
Henrik Gustafsson (6)
From 1994 the World Pairs Championship merged into the World Team Cup.
1994   Brokstedt   Sweden 23
Tony Rickardsson (13)
Henrik Gustafsson (11)
Mikael Karlsson (–)
  Poland 20
Tomasz Gollob (16)
Jacek Gollob (4)
Dariusz Śledź (0)
  Denmark 17
Tommy Knudsen (12)
Hans Nielsen (5)
Jan Staechmann (0)
1995   Bydgoszcz   Denmark 28
Tommy Knudsen (15)
Hans Nielsen (13)
Brian Karger (0)
  England 22
Mark Loram (11)
Chris Louis (11)
Steve Schofield (–)
  United States 19
Sam Ermolenko (9)
Greg Hancock (8)
Billy Hamill (2)
1996   Diedenbergen   Poland 27
Tomasz Gollob (15)
Sławomir Drabik (12)
Piotr Protasiewicz (0)
  Russia 22
Rinat Mardanschin (13)
Oleg Kurguskin (5)
Sergej Darkin (4)
  Denmark 21
Brian Andersen (16)
Jesper B. Jensen (4)
Nicki Pedersen (1)
1997   Piła   Denmark 27
Hans Nielsen (14)
Tommy Knudsen (13)
Jesper B. Jensen (–)
  Poland 25
Tomasz Gollob (13)
Piotr Protasiewicz (12)
Jacek Krzyżaniak (0)
  Sweden 21
Tony Rickardsson (17)
Jimmy Nilsen (3)
Peter Karlsson (1)
1998   Vojens   United States 28
Billy Hamill (16)
Greg Hancock (12)
Sam Ermolenko (–)
  Sweden 24
Jimmy Nilsen (13)
Peter Karlsson (6)
Tony Rickardsson (5)
  Denmark 23
Hans Nielsen (10)
Brian Andersen (9)
Brian Karger (4)
From 1999 format reverted to four riders per team plus reserve.
1999   Pardubice   Australia 51
Leigh Adams (14)
Jason Crump (13)
Ryan Sullivan (12)
Jason Lyons (10)
Todd Wiltshire (2)
  Czech Republic 35
Aleš Dryml Jr. (10)
Bohumil Brhel (9)
Michal Makovský (8)
Antonín Kasper Jr. (8)
Antonín Šváb Jr. (0)
  United States 29
Sam Ermolenko (16)
Greg Hancock (6)
Billy Hamill (6)
Josh Larsen (2)
Ronnie Correy (0)
2000   Coventry   Sweden 40
Tony Rickardsson (16)
Peter Karlsson (12)
Henrik Gustafsson (10)
Mikael Karlsson (2)
Niklas Klingberg (0)
  England 40
Joe Screen (12)
Mark Loram (11)
Chris Louis (8)
Carl Stonehewer (5)
Martin Dugard (4)
  United States 35
Sam Ermolenko (16)
Greg Hancock (6)
Billy Hamill (6)
Josh Larsen (2)
Ronnie Correy (0)

Medal classificationEdit

Pos National Team Total      
1.   Denmark 19 11 4 4
2.   Great Britain/  England 29 9 12 8
3.   Sweden 23 8 8 7
4.   Poland 18 5 5 8
5.   United States 16 5 4 7
6.   Australia 2 2 - -
7.   New Zealand 1 1 - -
8.   Soviet Union/  Russia 9 - 6 3
9.   Czechoslovakia/  Czech Republic 5 - 2 3
10.   Germany 2 - - 2

See alsoEdit

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