1951 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1951 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1951 Individual Speedway World Championship.

Speedway riders from Sweden, Scotland and Republic of South Africa was started in World Championship first time. Australia's Jack Young became the first British second division rider to win the World Championship. Young won a run-off for the title with British rider Split Waterman and fellow Australian Jack Biggs after all three riders had finished on 12 points.

1951 Podium:

  1. Gold Australia Jack Young (Australia)
  2. Silver United Kingdom Split Waterman (Great Britain)
  3. Bronze Australia Jack Biggs (Australia)

Qualification[edit]

8 events in Great Britain.

Pos. Rider Total pts
1 Australia Jack Biggs 29
2 United Kingdom Split Waterman 27
3 United Kingdom Alan Hunt 26
4 Australia Aub Lawson 25
5 New Zealand Ronnie Moore 25
6 Wales Freddie Williams 24
7 United Kingdom Louis Lawson 23
8 Australia Bob Leverenz 23
9 United Kingdom Norman Parker 23
10 United States Ernie Roccio 23
11 United Kingdom Eric Williams 23
12 Australia Jack Young 23
13 United Kingdom Cyril Brine 22
14 United Kingdom Jeff Lloyd 22
15 United Kingdom Jack Parker 22
16 United Kingdom Eddie Rigg 22
17 United Kingdom Dick Bradley 21
18 New Zealand Geoff Mardon 21
19 United Kingdom Billy Hole 21
20 United Kingdom Bill Kitchen 20
21 United Kingdom Len Williams 20
22 United Kingdom John Reason 19
23 United Kingdom Bob Oakley 19
24 New Zealand Bruce Abernethy 19
25 United Kingdom Eric Boothroyd 18
26 United Kingdom Derick Close 17
27 Australia Graham Warren 17
28 United Kingdom Tom Oakley 17
29 United Kingdom Dennis Gray 17
30 Canada Eric Chitty 17
31 United Kingdom Fred Curtis 16
32 United Kingdom Bruce Semmens 16
33 United Kingdom Vic Emms 16
34 United Kingdom Arthur Forrest 16
35 Republic of Ireland Eric French 15
36 Sweden Olle Nygren 15
Pos. Rider Total pts
37 United Kingdom Ron Mountford 15
38 United Kingdom Frank Lawrence 15
39 United Kingdom Wally Green 14
40 United Kingdom Malcolm Craven 13
41 South Africa Henry Long 13
42 United Kingdom Len Read 13
43 United Kingdom Ken Adams 13
44 New Zealand Trevor Redmond 12
45 United Kingdom Dent Oliver 12
46 United Kingdom Peter Robinson 12
47 United Kingdom Tommy Price 12
48 United Kingdom Tommy Miller 12
49 United Kingdom Jack Mountford 12
50 United Kingdom Phil Clarke 12
51 United Kingdom Ken Sharples 11
52 Australia Noel Watson 10
53 United Kingdom Roy Craighead 10
54 United Kingdom Wilf Jay 9
55 United Kingdom Bill Kemp 9
56 United Kingdom Cyril Roger 9
57 United Kingdom George Smith 9
58 United Kingdom Harry Saunders 9
59 Scotland Gordon McGregor 9
60 United Kingdom Chris Boss 9
61 United Kingdom Jimmy Squibb 6
62 United Kingdom Harry Edwards 6
63 United Kingdom Son Mitchell 6
64 United Kingdom Fred Brand 6
65 United Kingdom Bob Baker 6
66 United Kingdom Ron Peace 5
67 United Kingdom Eric Salmon 4
68 United Kingdom Geoff Pymar 4
69 United Kingdom Frank Hodgson 3
70 Australia Junior Bainbridge 2
71 United Kingdom Jack Hodgson 1
72 Australia Merv Harding 0

World final[edit]

Pos. Rider Points Heats
1 Australia Jack Young 12+3 (2,2,3,3,2)
2 United Kingdom Split Waterman 12+2 (1,3,3,2,3)
3 Australia Jack Biggs 12+1 (3,3,3,3,0)
4 New Zealand Ronnie Moore 11 (2,2,2,2,3)
5 United Kingdom Jack Parker 10 (0,1,3,3,3)
6 United Kingdom Louis Lawson 10 (2,0,2,3,3)
7 United Kingdom Eddie Rigg 8 (3,3,1,1,0)
8 Australia Bob Leverenz 7 (3,2,1,0,1)
9 Wales Freddie Williams 7 (3,1,0,2,1)
10 Australia Aub Lawson 7 (1,2,2,0,2)
11 United Kingdom Jeff Lloyd 6 (1,3,1,0,1)
12 United Kingdom Eric Williams 6 (0,1,1,2,2)
13 United Kingdom Cyril Brine 3 (1,E,2,0,0)
14 United Kingdom Norman Parker 3 (0,1,1,1,0)
15 United States Ernie Roccio 2 (2,0,0,0,-)
16 United Kingdom Alan Hunt 2 (F,F,0,1,1)
United Kingdom Dick Bradley 2 (2)
New Zealand Geoff Mardon

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