Speedway World Team Cup

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FIM Speedway Team World Cup
Founded 1960
Continent World

The Speedway World Team Cup was a team tournament. The competition began in 1960 and was held in different countries.

History[edit | edit source]

The first tournament was held in 1960 with the format seeing four riders and a reserve rider competing for the teams. 16 teams competed in the first tournament with Sweden going unbeaten in the tournament to take out over England and Czechoslovakia. The following edition in Poland saw the competition go down to the last race of the tournament with Sweden again just coming out on top against the hosts as they would go for the three peak as they also took 1962.

Winners[edit | edit source]

Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
1960 Sweden Göteborg Sweden Sweden 44
Ove Fundin (12)
Olle Nygren (12)
Rune Sörmander (11)
Björn Knutsson (9)
Göte Nordin (dnr)
England England 28
Peter Craven (8)
Ken McKinlay (7)
Ron How (7)
George White (6)
Nigel Boocock (1)
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 16
Antonín Kasper Sr. (5)
Luboš Tomíček Sr. (4)
Jaroslav Machač (4)
František Richter (3)
Bohumír Bartoněk (dnr)
1961 Poland Wrocław Sweden Sweden 31
Ove Fundin (11)
Björn Knutsson (8)
Per Tage Svensson (7)
Rune Sörmander (4)
Sören Sjösten (2)
Poland Poland 30
Marian Kaiser (10)
Henryk Żyto (7)
Florian Kapała (6)
Mieczysław Połukard (5)
Stanisław Tkocz (4)
England England 15
Peter Craven (8)
Bob Andrews (6)
Ken McKinlay (4)
Ron How (3)
Cyril Maidment (dnr)
1962 Czechoslovakia Slaný Sweden Sweden 36
Björn Knutsson (10)
Sören Sjösten (10)
Ove Fundin (9)
Göte Nordin (4)
Rune Sörmander (3)
United Kingdom Great Britain 22
Ronnie Moore (10)
Barry Briggs (7)
Peter Craven (5)
Ron How (0)
Cyril Maidment (0)
Poland Poland 21
Marian Kaiser (9)
Florian Kapała (6)
Joachim Maj (4)
Paweł Waloszek (4)
Mieczysław Połukard (2)
1963 Austria Vienna Sweden Sweden 38
Björn Knutsson (11)
Per Olof Söderman (10)
Ove Fundin (7)
Göte Nordin (6)
Rune Sörmander (4)
United Kingdom Great Britain 28
Barry Briggs (12)
Peter Craven (9)
Dick Fisher (5)
Leo McAuliffe (2)
Peter Moore (0)
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 25
Antonín Kasper Sr. (8)
Stanislav Kubíček (6)
Miroslav Šmíd (5)
Luboš Tomíček Sr. (5)
Zdeněk Kovář (dnr)

Medal classification[edit | edit source]

Pos National Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.  Sweden 4 - - 4
2.  Great Britain/ England - 3 1 4
3.  Poland - 1 1 2
4.  Czechoslovakia - - 2 2

References[edit | edit source]

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