1976 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1976 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1976 Individual Speedway World Championship.

Qualification[edit]

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
3 April United KingdomBerwick[disambiguation needed] United Kingdom Taffy Owen United Kingdom Tom Owen United Kingdom Graham Jones[disambiguation needed]
10 April United KingdomCantenbury United Kingdom Reg Luchurst United Kingdom Tedd Hubbard United Kingdom Graham Banks
11 April United KingdomMildenhall[disambiguation needed] United Kingdom Kevin Jolly United Kingdom Andy Cusworth United Kingdom Laurie Etheridge
13 April United KingdomWeymouth United Kingdom Tony Featherstone United Kingdom Bob Coles United Kingdom Barny Kennett
22 April United KingdomSheffield United Kingdom Trevor Geer United Kingdom Alan Graham United Kingdom Paul Tyrer
23 April United KingdomWolverhampton United Kingdom Alan Moulyneux United Kingdom Brian Havelock United Kingdom Bob Coles
24 April United KingdomSwindon United Kingdom Dave Perks United Kingdom Steve Bastable United Kingdom Tom Owen
24 April United KingdomCradley Heath United Kingdom Bobby McNeill United Kingdom Mick Hines United Kingdom Mick Bell
3 May United KingdomBirmingham United Kingdom Peter Collins United Kingdom Chris Pusey United Kingdom Alan Moulyneux
5 May United KingdomPoole United Kingdom Dave Jessup United Kingdom Dave Morton United Kingdom Arthur Price
8 May United KingdomBelle Vue United Kingdom Alan Grahame United Kingdom John Davis United Kingdom Michael Lee
8 May United KingdomKing's Lynn United Kingdom Malcolm Simmons United Kingdom Chris Morton United Kingdom Doug Wyer
Semi-Finals
18 May United KingdomLeicester United Kingdom Malcolm Simmons United Kingdom Bob Kilby United Kingdom John Louis
19 May United KingdomWhite City United Kingdom Peter Collins Scotland Jim McMillan United Kingdom Doug Wyer
Final
June 2 United KingdomCoventry United Kingdom Malcolm Simmons United Kingdom Chris Morton United Kingdom Doug Wyer result



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 United Kingdom (9) Malcolm Simmons 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 United Kingdom (3) Chris Morton 13 2 3 2 3 3 13 2
3 United Kingdom (6) Doug Wyer 13 3 3 3 2 2 13 3
4 United Kingdom (12) Peter Collins 12 2 3 3 3 1 12 4
5 United Kingdom (5) John Louis 11 2 2 2 2 3 11 5
6 United Kingdom (7) Dave Jessup 10 1 2 3 2 2 10 6
7 Scotland (2) Jim McMillan 8 3 1 1 3 0 8 7
8 United Kingdom (15) Terry Betts 7 3 1 0 0 3 7 8
9 United Kingdom (13) Ray Wilson 5 2 1 0 2 0 5 9
10 United Kingdom (11) Bob Kilby 5 1 0 2 1 1 5 10
11 United Kingdom (16) John Davis 5 0 2 1 1 1 5 11
12 United Kingdom (10) Dave Morton 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 12
13 Scotland (14) George Hunter 4 1 0 0 1 2 4 13
14 United Kingdom (1) Mick Lanham 3 1 0 0 0 2 3 14
15 United Kingdom (4) Reg Wilson
0
3 1 1 1 0 3 15
16 United Kingdom (8) Chris Pusey 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) John Harrhy 0 0 R1
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



Swedish Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Semi-Finals
6 May SwedenKumla Sweden Bernt Persson Sweden Tommy Nilsson Sweden Soren Sjosten
9 May SwedenMalilla Sweden Lars Jansson[disambiguation needed] Sweden Bo Wirebrand Sweden Per-Loke Gerhardsson
9 May SwedenLindesberg Sweden Tommy Jansson Sweden Hans Holmqvist Sweden Christer Sjosten
Final
25 May SwedenLinkoping Sweden Bernt Persson Sweden Anders Michanek Sweden Soren Karlsson



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 Sweden (9) Bernt Persson 14 3 3 2 3 3 14 1
2 Sweden (14) Anders Michanek 11 X 3 3 3 2 11 2
3 Sweden (2) Soren Karlsson 11 3 2 3 2 1 11 3
4 Sweden (3) Bengt Jansson 11 2 3 1 3 2 11 4
5 Sweden (10) Jan Simensen 10 2 0 3 2 3 10 5
6 Sweden (16) Tommy Nilsson 10 3 1 3 1 2 10 6
7 Sweden (13) Soren Sjosten 10 2 1 1 3 3 10 7
8 Sweden (4) Christer Sjosten 8 F 3 2 0 3 8 8
9 Sweden (5) Cal-Erik Claesson 8 3 2 2 0 1 8 9
10 Sweden (6) Lars-Like Andersson 6 2 1 2 1 0 6 10
11 Sweden (1) Eddie Davidsson 6 1 0 1 2 2 6 11
12 Sweden (15) Richard Helssen 5 0 1 1 2 1 5 12
13 Sweden (8) Sven Nilsson 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 13
14 Sweden (7) Per-Olof Dovhjort 1 1 - 0 - 0 1 14
15 Sweden (11) Bo Wirebrand 1 1 - 0 - - 1 15
16 Sweden (12) Kenneth Selmolsson 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 16
Sweden (17) Bengt Larsson 1 0 1 1
Sweden (18) Gunnar Malmqvist 3 2 1 0 3
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



New Zealand Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
South Island Final
6 December, '75 New ZealandInvercargill New Zealand Larry Ross New Zealand Grahame Stapleton New Zealand Denis Sincock
North Island Final
10 January New ZealandPalmerston North New Zealand Colin Farquharson New Zealand Colin Tucker New Zealand Roy Trigg
New Zealand Final
14 February New ZealandChristchurch New Zealand Ivan Mauger New Zealand Barry Briggs New Zealand Larry Ross



Australian Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
New South Wales Round
22 November '75 AustraliaLiverpool Australia Billy Sanders Australia Phil Herne Australia Mitch Shirra
28 November '75 AustraliaNewcastle Australia Phil Herne Australia Terry Southerland Australia Mitch Shirra
29 November '75 AustraliaSydney Australia Mitch Shirra Australia Phil Herne Australia Billy Sanders
Queensland Qualification
6 December '75 AustraliaBrisbane Australia Mike Farell Australia Ron Henderson Australia Darryl McLean
Southern Territory Qualification
9 January AustraliaAdelaide Australia John Boulger Australia Ray Snider Australia Robin Amundson
Victoria Qualification
17 January AustraliaMelbourne Australia Denny Kennedy Australia Rob Jones[disambiguation needed] Australia John Dewhurst
Northern District
23 January AustraliaAdelaide Australia Phil Crump Australia John Boulger Australia Kym Amundson
31 January AustraliaSydney Australia Billy Sanders Australia Mike Farell Australia John Langfield
7 February AustraliaBrisbane Australia Mike Farell Australia John Titman Australia Garry Middleton
Final
13 February AustraliaAdelaide Australia Phil Crump Australia John Langfield Australia Phil Herne



Intercontinental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Austral-Asian Final
21 February New ZealandAuckland Australia John Boulger Australia Billy Sanders Australia Phil Crump
Norwegian Final
25 April NorwaySkien Norway Reidar Eide Norway Dag Lovaas Norway Edgar Stangeland
Danish Final
25 April DenmarkVojens Denmark Finn Thomsen Denmark Kurt Bogh Denmark Jan Henningsen
Nordic Final
2 June SwedenNorrkoping Denmark Ole Olsen Sweden Anders Michanek Sweden Bengt Jansson
American Final
 ? June United StatesSanta Monica United States Scott Autrey United States Mike Curosco United States Steve Gresham
Interconinental Final
26 June United KingdomWembley United Kingdom Peter Collins New Zealand Ivan Mauger Australia Phil Crump



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 United Kingdom (11) Peter Collins 12+3 0 3 3 3 3 12 1
2 New Zealand (9) Ivan Mauger 12+2 1 3 2 3 3 12 2
3 Australia (1) Phil Crump 11+3 3 1 2 2 3 11 3
4 United Kingdom (7) Malcolm Simmons 11+1 3 0 3 3 2 11 4
5 United Kingdom (8) Chris Morton 10 2 2 3 1 2 10 5
6 United Kingdom (5) Doug Wyer 10 1 2 3 2 2 10 6
7 United States (10) Scott Autrey 9 2 2 1 3 1 9 7
8 United Kingdom (6) John Louis 8+3 0 3 0 2 3 8 8
9 Sweden (16) Anders Michanek 8+2 3 3 1 0 1 8 9
10 Australia (12) John Boulger 7 3 1 2 1 T 7 10
11 Australia (3) Billy Sanders 7 2 2 1 1 1 7 11
12 Denmark (13) Ole Olsen 6 X E 2 2 2 6 12
13 Sweden (15) Bengt Jansson 4 2 1 1 X 0 4 13
14 Sweden (4) Bernt Persson 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 14
15 Norway (2) Dag Lovaas 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 15
16 Sweden (14) Soren Sjosten 1 1 0 E - - 1 16
United Kingdom (17) Trevor Geer 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom (18) Barry Thomas 0 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

Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
 ? ItalyLonigo  ?  ?  ?
 ? AustriaWiener Neustadt  ?  ?  ?
Quarter-Finals
15 May CzechoslovakiaOstrava Soviet Union Mikhail Starostin Soviet Union Vladimir Gordeev Soviet Union Viktor Trofimov
15 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPrelog[disambiguation needed] Italy Giuseppe Marzotto Soviet Union Viktor Kuznetsov Bulgaria Angel Eftimov
16 May West GermanyPocking West Germany Egon Muller West Germany Christoph Betzl Soviet Union Valery Gordeev
16 May HungaryDebrecen Czechoslovakia Vaclav Hejl Italy Paolo Noro Czechoslovakia Vaclav Verner
Semi-Finals
30 May PolandGdansk Soviet Union Viktor Kuznetsov Italy Giuseppe Marzotto Soviet Union Vladimir Gordeev
30 May West GermanyKrumbach[disambiguation needed] West Germany Egon Muller Soviet Union Valery Gordeev West Germany Cristoph Betzl
Final
June 20 Soviet UnionLeningrad West Germany Egon Muller Czechoslovakia Jiri Stancl Soviet Union Valery Gordeev



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 West Germany (6) Egon Muller 9 3 3 3 9 1
2 Czechoslovakia (4) Jiri Stancl 8 3 3 2 8 2
3 Soviet Union (9) Valery Gordeev 7 1 3 3 7 3
4 Soviet Union (7) Vladimir Gordeev 7 1 3 3 7 4
5 Soviet Union (11) Grigory Khlynovsky 6 2 2 2 6 5
6 Soviet Union (14) Georgy Ivanov 6 3 1 2 6 6
7 Czechoslovakia (12) Jan Hadek 6 3 1 2 6 7
8 Soviet Union (15) Viktor Kuznetsov 4 0 1 3 4 8
9 Soviet Union (13) Nikolay Kornev 4 2 2 0 4 9
10 Soviet Union (5) Vladimir Smirnov 4 2 1 1 4 10
11 Soviet Union (16) Viktor Trofimov 4 1 2 1 4 11
12 Italy (10) Giuseppe Marzotto 3 0 2 1 3 12
13 West Germany (2) Hans Wasserman 2 2 0 0 2 13
14 West Germany (8) Christoph Betzl 1 0 0 1 1 14
15 Czechoslovakia (3) Jan Klokocka 1 1 0 0 1 15
16 Soviet Union (1) Mikhail Starostin 0 0 0 0 0 16
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



World Final[edit]


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 England (11) Peter Collins 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
2 England (15) Malcolm Simmons 13 2 2 3 3 3 13 2
3 Australia (13) Phil Crump 12 3 3 2 1 3 12 3
4 Australia (5) Ivan Mauger 11 3 E 2 3 3 11 4
5 Poland (9) Zenon Plech 11 1 2 3 2 3 11 5
6 England (7) John Louis 9 2 1 1 3 2 9 6
7 England (10) Doug Wyer 8 0 3 3 1 1 8 7
8 West Germany (1) Egon Müller 8 3 1 2 2 F 8 8
9 United States (2) Scott Autrey 7 2 2 1 2 0 7 9
10 Czechoslovakia (12) Jiří Štancl 6 2 2 0 1 1 6 10
11 England (16) Chris Morton 6 1 1 1 2 1 6 11
12 Poland (6) Edward Jancarz 5 1 1 0 1 2 5 12
13 Poland (4) Marek Cieślak 4 0 3 0 E 1 4 13
14 Poland (3) Jerzy Rembas 3 1 0 2 0 0 3 14
15 Soviet Union (8) Valery Gordeev 1 0 0 1 0 X 1 15
16 Soviet Union (14) Vladimir Gordeev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
R1 Sweden (R1) Anders Michanek 2 2 2 R1
R2 Soviet Union (R2) Grigory Khlinovsky 0 0 R2
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


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