1984 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1984 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1984 Individual Speedway World Championship.

Without former champions Ivan Mauger, Ole Olsen, Peter Collins, Michael Lee, and Bruce Penhall, the 1983 World Final was seen by some as the battle of the second tier riders. Though history would ultimately prove the first and second placed riders as among the best Motorcycle speedway has ever seen.

Dane Erik Gundersen won his first Speedway World Championship from countryman Hans Nielsen who defeated American Lance King in a run-off for second and third places. Defending champion Egon Müller of West Germany could not reproduce his 1983 World Final form and finished 14th with just 3 points from his 5 rides. 1983 runner-up Billy Sanders of Australia, the track record holder at Ullevi, fared marginally better, finishing 11th with just 5 points.

World final[edit]

Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 Denmark Erik Gundersen (2,3,3,3,3) 14
2 Denmark Hans Nielsen (3,3,3,1,3) 13+3
3 United States Lance King (3,3,2,3,2) 13+2
4 United States Kelly Moran (2,2,2,2,3) 11
5 New Zealand Mitch Shirra (3,2,1,1,3) 10
6 England Simon Wigg (3,1,2,3,0) 9
7 Denmark Bo Petersen (2,1,2,2,2) 9
8 United States Shawn Moran (1,0,3,1,2) 7
9 Germany Karl Maier (0,3,1,2,1) 7
10 Sweden Jan Andersson (0,2,3,0,1) 6
11 Australia Billy Sanders (1,2,1,0,1) 5
12 Finland Kai Niemi (1,1,0,2,0) 4
13 Czech Republic Petr Ondrašík (2,0,0,0,1) 3
14 Germany Egon Müller (0,1,1,1,0) 3
15 Czech Republic Jiří Štancl (1,0,0,0,0) 1
16 Czech Republic Václav Verner (0,0,0) 1
R1 England Alan Grahame (3,2) 5
R2 Germany Georg Hack 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