1980 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1980 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1980 Individual Speedway World Championship.


Overseas Series[edit]

British Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 United Kingdom Dave Jessup (3,3,3,3,3) 15
2 United Kingdom Michael Lee (3,3,3,3,2) 14
3 United Kingdom Phil Collins (1,2,2,3,3) 11
4 United Kingdom Peter Collins (3,3,0,3,1) 10
5 United Kingdom Gordon Kennett (2,2,2,2,2) 10
6 United Kingdom John Louis (3,1,3,1,1) 9
7 United Kingdom John Davis (X,2,1,2,3) 8
8 United Kingdom Chris Morton (0,1,1,2,3) 7
9 United Kingdom Melvyn Taylor (2,1,X,2,2) 7
10 United Kingdom Reg Wilson (2,2,1,1,0) 6+3
11 United Kingdom Bobby Beaton (0,1,3,0,2) 6+2
12 United Kingdom Ian Cartwright (1,0,2,1,1) 5
13 United Kingdom Dave Morton (1,3,0,0,0) 4
14 United Kingdom Kevin Jolly (2,0,1,0,1) 4
15 South Africa Peter Prisloo (2,1,0,1,0) 4
16 United Kingdom Mike Lanham (0,0,0,0,0) 0


Swedish 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 Sweden (13) Jan Andersson 13 2 3 3 2 3 13 1
2 Sweden (15) Rickard Hellsen 12 3 3 3 X 3 12 2
3 Sweden (2) Tommy Johansson 12 2 3 2 3 2 12 3
4 Sweden (8) Anders Michanek 11 3 3 2 1 2 11 4
5 Sweden (14) Bernt Persson 11 1 2 3 2 3 11 5
6 Sweden (9) Bengt Jansson 10 1 2 1 3 3 10 6
7 Sweden (11) Tommy Nilsson 9 2 2 3 0 2 9 7
8 Sweden (16) Borje Klingberg 7 0 1 2 3 1 7 8
9 Sweden (1) Hans Danielsson 7 1 1 1 3 1 7 9
10 Sweden (10) Rolf Sundberg 6 3 X 1 2 0 6 10
11 Sweden (6) Per-Ove Gundmundsson 6 2 1 0 1 2 6 11
12 Sweden (4) Bo Wirebrand 5 3 0 2 X - 5 12
13 Sweden (7) Conny Samuelsson 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 13
14 Sweden (12) Lillebror Johansson 2 0 2 E - - 2 14
15 Sweden (5) Bengt Gustavsson 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 15
16 Sweden (3) Jan Eriksson 0 E F F - - 0 16
R1 Sweden (R1) Karl-Erik Claesson 4 0 2 1 1 4 R1
R2 Sweden (R2) Uno Johansson 1 1 0 1 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


Intercontinental 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 United Kingdom (1) Chris Morton 12 2 1 3 3 3 12 1 3
2 United States (5) Bruce Penhall 12 3 3 1 3 2 12 2 2
3 Australia (15) Billy Sanders 11 1 3 3 2 2 11 3 3
4 Finland (3) Kai Niemi 11 3 2 2 1 3 11 4 2
5 Denmark (16) Finn Thomsen 10 2 2 1 2 3 10 5
6 United Kingdom (8) Dave Jessup 9 2 3 0 3 1 9 6
7 United Kingdom (13) Michael Lee 9 3 0 3 1 2 9 7
8 United Kingdom (9) John Davis 10 1 2 3 2 2 10 8
9 Denmark (4) Hans Nielsen 8 1 1 X 3 3 8 9
10 United Kingdom (2) Peter Collins 7 0 3 2 2 0 7 10
11 Denmark (7) Ole Olsen 6 1 1 2 1 1 6 11
12 United States (11) Scott Autrey 6 3 0 2 E 1 6 12
13 New Zealand (14) Ivan Mauger 5 0 2 1 2 0 5 13
14 United Kingdom (12) John Louis 3 2 0 0 0 1 3 14
15 New Zealand (6) Mitch Shirra 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 15
16 Denmark (10) Bent Leif Rasmussen 0 0 0 F - - 0 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Gordon Kennett 0 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


Continental 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 Poland (16) Zenon Plech 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1 3
2 Czechoslovakia (13) Jiří Štancl 14 2 3 3 3 3 14 2 2
3 Czechoslovakia (7) Aleš Dryml, Sr. 12 1 3 2 3 3 12 3
4 West Germany (1) Egon Müller 11 3 1 2 2 3 11 4
5 Czechoslovakia (5) Petr Ondrašík 11 2 2 2 2 3 11 5
6 Czechoslovakia (6) Vaclav Verner 9 3 1 1 2 2 9 6
7 Soviet Union (4) Michail Starostin 7 2 2 F 3 E 7 7
8 Poland (8) Jerzy Rembas 7 X 1 3 1 2 7 8
9 West Germany (14) Georg Hack 7 1 2 2 F 2 7 9
10 Czechoslovakia (11) Milan Spinka 6 3 2 0 0 1 6 10
11 Czechoslovakia (10) Zdeněk Kudrna 6 X 3 1 1 1 6 11
12 Poland (2) Andrzej Huszcza 6 F E 3 2 1 6 12
13 West Germany (3) Andrew Curworth 3 1 0 1 0 1 3 13
14 Poland (12) Wojciech Zabialowicz 2 1 0 0 1 F 2 14
15 Soviet Union (15) Nikolay Kornev 2 0 1 1 E F 2 15
16 Poland (9) Edward Jancarz 0 F - - - 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]

Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 England Michael Lee (2,3,3,3,3) 14
2 England Dave Jessup (3,2,2,2,3) 12+3
3 Australia Billy Sanders (3,1,3,2,3) 12+2
4 Sweden Jan Andersson (3,0,2,3,3) 11
5 United States Bruce Penhall (3,2,1,1,2) 9
6 England John Davis (2,1,1,3,2) 9
7 England Peter Collins (1,3,3,1,0) 8
8 Finland Kai Niemi (0,1,3,2,2) 8
9 England Chris Morton (2,1,1,3,1) 8
10 Denmark Finn Thomsen (2,3,1,0,1) 7
11 Denmark Hans Nielsen (1,2,0,2,2) 7
12 Czechoslovakia Aleš Dryml, Sr. (0,3,2,0,0) 5
13 Czechoslovakia Jiří Štancl (1,2,0,1,1) 5
14 West Germany Egon Müller (1,0,2,R,1) 4
15 Poland Zenon Plech (R,0,0,1,0) 1
16 Czechoslovakia Petr Ondrašík (0,0,0,0,0) 0
R1 Denmark Ole Olsen did not ride -
R2 Czechoslovakia Vaclav Verner did not ride -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5