1986 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1986 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1986 Individual Speedway World Championship was the fourth and so far last to be held at the Silesian Stadium in Poland.

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
8 April United Kingdom Milton Keynes England Malcolm Simmons England Barry Thomas England Andy Campbell
9 April United Kingdom Wimbledon England Dave Jessup England Andrew Silver England Roger Johns
Quarter-Finals
13 April United Kingdom Berwick England Paul Thorp England Rob Grant England Paul Stead
13 April United Kingdom Boston England Doug Wyer England Les Collins England Andy Hines
15 April United Kingdom Poole England Steve Schoefield England Neil Middleditch England Eric Monagham
27 April United Kingdom King's Lynn England Andy Campbell England Steve Schofield England Les Collins
Semi-Finals
11 May United Kingdom Swindon England Alan Grahame England Phil Collins England Richard Knight
18 May United Kingdom Bradford England Simon Wigg England Jeremy Doncaster England Neil Evitts
Final
1 June United Kingdom Coventry England Neil Evitts England Phil Collins England Jeremy Doncaster

British 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 21 22
1 England (13) Neil Evitts 14 3 3 2 3 3 14 1
2 England (2) Phil Collins 13 2 3 3 2 3 13 2
3 England (15) Jeremy Doncaster 10 0 3 2 2 3 10 3 3
4 England (3) Marvyn Cox 10 1 1 3 3 2 10 4 2
5 England (9) Chris Morton 10 2 2 2 3 1 10 5 1
6 England (7) Malcolm Simmons 9 1 2 3 3 0 9 6
7 England (10) Richard Knight 8 1 2 1 2 2 8 7 3
8 England (1) Paul Thorp 8 3 1 3 T 1 8 8 2
9 England (8) Kelvin Tatum 8 3 3 1 1 0 8 9 1
10 England (16) Louis Carr 8 1 2 2 1 2 8 10 F
11 England (14) Simon Wigg 7 2 E 0 2 3 7 11
12 England (11) Andy Smith 5 3 0 0 F 2 5 12
13 England (5) Andrew Silver 3 2 0 0 0 1 3 13
14 England (6) Carl Blackbird 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 14
15 England (4) Simon Cross 2 0 1 E 1 0 2 15
16 England (12) John Davis 2 E 0 1 1 T 2 16
R1 England (R1) Neil Middleditch 0 0 R1
R1 England (R1) Dave Clark 0 0 0 R1
TR England (TR) Mike Bacon 0 0 0 TR
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 21 22

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
1 May Sweden Gislaved Sweden Tommy Nilsson Sweden Per Jonsson Sweden Patrik Karlsson
9 May Sweden Karlstad Sweden Tony Olsson Sweden Jimmy Nilsen Sweden Mikael Blixt
Final
21 May Sweden Eskilstuna Sweden Tommy Nilsson Sweden Kenneth Nyström Sweden Roland Dannö
22 May Sweden Nassjo Sweden Mikael Blixt Sweden Tommy Nilsson Sweden Jimmy Nilsen
23 May Sweden Kumla Sweden Tommy Nilsson Sweden Jimmy Nilsen Sweden Kenneth Nyström

Swedish Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Scores Total
1 Sweden Tommy Nilsson 14+13+12 39
2 Sweden Jimmy Nilsen 10+13+11 34
3 Sweden Mikael Blixt 8+14+9 31
4 Sweden Erik Stenlund 9+11+10 30
5 Sweden Kenneth Nyström 11+6+11 28
6 Sweden Conny Ivarsson 10+9+8 27
7 Sweden Per Jonsson 5+13+8 26
8 Sweden Tony Olsson 6+10+8 24
9 Sweden Roland Dannö 11+5+8 24
10 Sweden Dennis Löfqvist 10+6+5 21
11 Sweden Christer Rohlén 6+4+9 19
12 Sweden Mikael Teurnberg 6+3+6 15
13 Sweden Uno Johansson 5+6+3 14
14 Sweden Tommy Lindgren 7+2+5 14
15 Sweden Patrik Karlsson 1+4+6 11
16 Sweden Anders Kling 0+1+0 1


Intercontinental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Australian Final
11 January Australia Ayr Australia Troy Butler Australia John Titman Australia Allan Rivett
New Zealand Final
25 January New Zealand Gisborne New Zealand David Bargh New Zealand Larry Ross New Zealand Mitch Shirra
Danish Final
8 May Denmark Fjelsted Denmark Hans Nielsen Denmark Erik Gundersen Denmark Bo Petersen
Commonwealth Final
8 June United Kingdom Manchester England Jeremy Doncaster England Kelvin Tatum England Chris Morton
American Final
21 June United States Long Beach United States Shawn Moran United States Lance King United States Sam Ermolenko
Overseas Final
29 June United Kingdom Coventry United States Sam Ermolenko England Jeremy Doncaster England Neil Evitts
Nordic Final
4 July Sweden Kumla Denmark Hans Nielsen Sweden Jimmy Nilsen Denmark Jan O. Pedersen
Interconintental Final
20 July United Kingdom Bradford Denmark Erik Gundersen Denmark Hans Nielsen Denmark Tommy Knudsen


Australian Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Queensland Championship
December 1985 Australia Poineer Park Speedway Australia John Titman Australia Troy Butler Australia Steve Regeling
New South Wales Championship
December 1985 Australia Newcastle Motordrome Australia Stephen Davies Australia Chris Watson Australia ?
Northern Territory Championship
December 1985 Australia Arunga Park Speedway Australia Brent Nott Australia David Jackson Australia ?
Victorian Championship
December 1985 Australia Olympic Park Speedway Australia Phil Crump Australia John McNeil Australia ?
South Australian Championship
December 1985 Australia North Arm Speedway Australia Steve Baker Australia Mark Fiora Australia ?
Western Australian Championship
December 1985 Australia Claremont Speedway Australia Mick McKeon Australia Glyn Taylor Australia Dave Cheshire
Australian Championship
January 11 1986 Australia Poineer Park Speedway Australia Troy Butler Australia John Titman Australia Allan Rivett

Australian Championship[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 21 22
1 Australia (6) Troy Butler 13 2 3 3 3 2 13 1
2 Australia (2) John Titman 12 3 2 3 3 1 12 2
3 Australia (13) Allan Rivett 11 3 3 2 2 1 11 3
4 Australia (12) Steve Regeling 10 2 3 2 E 3 10 4 3
5 Australia (7) Steve Baker 10 3 0 3 2 2 10 5 2
6 Australia (11) David Jackson 9 1 2 2 1 3 9 6
7 Australia (9) Chris Watson 8 0 2 3 2 1 8 7
8 Australia (1) Stephen Davies 8 2 1 1 1 3 8 8
9 Australia (15) John McNeil 8 2 1 1 2 2 8 9
10 Australia (3) Glyn Taylor 7 0 3 2 2 0 7 10
11 Australia (14) Mark Fiora 7 1 1 0 3 2 7 11
12 Australia (10) Phil Crump 6 3 E E 3 E 6 12
13 Australia (4) Dave Cheshire 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 13
14 Australia (5) Brent Nott 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 14
15 Australia (8) Ray Palmer 1 0 E 1 0 0 1 15
16 Australia (16) Dale Watson 1 0 1 F F 0 1 16
R1 Australia (R1) Peter Chrisopher 1 1 1 R1
R2 Australia (R2) Craig Dennan 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 21 22

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 Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 New Zealand David Bargh 14+3
2 New Zealand Larry Ross 14+2
3 New Zealand Mitch Shirra 12+3
4 New Zealand Mike Fullerton 12+2
5 New Zealand Kym Mauger 11
6 New Zealand Chris Martin 9
7 New Zealand Trevor Cjapman 9
8 New Zealand Craig Monk 7
9 New Zealand Peter Nightingale 6
10 New Zealand Spencer Timmo 5
11 New Zealand Mike Hollows 5
12 New Zealand Craig Blackett 4
13 New Zealand Craig Wilkkie 4
14 New Zealand Lee Chappell 3
15 New Zealand Steve Brown 3
16 New Zealand Jamie Martin 1

Danish Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Denmark Hans Nielsen 14
2 Denmark Erik Gundersen 13+3
3 Denmark Bo Petersen 13+2
4 Denmark Jan O. Pedersen 12
5 Denmark John Jørgensen 12
6 Denmark Sam Nikolaisen 7
7 Denmark Soren Sorensen 7
8 Denmark Knud Eskildsen 7
9 Denmark Bjorn Rasmusen 7
10 Denmark Peter Glanz 5
11 Denmark Tommy Knudsen 5
12 Denmark Peter Ravn 5
13 Denmark Fleming Pedersen 4
14 Denmark Kurt Hansen 4
15 Denmark Preben Eriksen 3
16 Denmark Jens Jensen 0

Commonwealth 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 21
1 England (16) Jeremy Doncaster 14 3 2 3 3 3 14 1
2 England (15) Kelvin Tatum 12 2 3 3 1 3 12 2
3 England (5) Chris Morton 11 2 3 1 2 3 11 3
4 Australia (4) Steve Baker 9 1 1 3 3 1 9 4
5 England (13) Neil Evitts 9 1 1 1 3 3 9 5
6 England (8) Richard Knight 9 3 0 2 2 2 9 6
7 New Zealand (14) Larry Ross 8 0 0 3 3 2 8 7
8 Australia (6) Phil Crump 8 1 3 X 2 2 8 8
9 England (2) Marvyn Cox 8 3 1 2 1 1 8 9
10 England (9) Paul Thorp 8 3 2 1 0 2 8 10
11 New Zealand (1) Mitch Shirra 7 2 0 2 2 1 7 11
12 New Zealand (12) David Bargh 6 1 3 F 1 1 6 12
13 England (10) Phil Collins 5 2 2 0 1 0 5 13
14 England (7) Malcolm Simmons 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 14
15 Australia (11) Steve Regeling 3 0 2 1 E 0 3 15
16 Australia (3) Allan Rivett 0 0 0 0 E 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 21

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

American 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 21 22
1 United States (12) Shawn Moran 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
2 United States (10) Lance King 13 1 3 3 3 3 13 2 3
3 United States (11) Sam Ermolenko 13 2 2 3 3 3 13 3 2
4 United States (3) Bobby Schwartz 13 3 3 2 2 3 13 4 1
5 United States (4) Kelly Moran 11 2 2 2 3 2 11 5
6 United States (16) Rick Miller 9 2 1 2 1 3 9 6
7 United States (1) Alan Christian 8 1 3 1 1 2 8 7
8 United States (14) Keith Christo 8 1 2 3 2 0 8 8
9 United States (5) Mike Faria 7 2 2 2 0 1 7 9
10 United States (6) Steve Lucerno 5 3 1 0 1 0 5 10
11 United States (15) John Cook 6 3 0 0 2 1 6 11
12 United States (7) Bobby Ott 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 12
13 United States (13) Robert Pfetzing 3 0 0 1 2 0 3 13
14 United States (2) Brad Oxley 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 14
15 United States (8) Shawn McConnell 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 15
16 United States (9) Ed Castro 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 16
R1 United States (R1) Mark Dwyer 0 0 R1
R2 United States (R2) Keith Hanson 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 21 22

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

Overseas 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 21
1 United States (7) Sam Ermolenko 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
2 England (4) Jeremy Doncaster 12 3 3 1 2 3 12 2
3 England (14) Neil Evitts 11 3 2 3 2 1 11 3
4 England (1) Marvyn Cox 10 1 3 3 1 2 10 4
5 England (2) Chris Morton 10 2 3 2 2 1 10 5
6 New Zealand (8) Mitch Shirra 9 0 2 1 3 3 9 6
7 England (12) Kelvin Tatum 9 2 1 3 X 3 9 7
8 United States (15) Kelly Moran 8 2 2 1 3 0 8 8
9 Australia (5) Steve Baker 7 2 2 0 3 0 7 9
10 England (13) Paul Thorp 6 1 1 2 1 1 6 10
11 Australia (10) Phil Crump 5 3 1 0 F 1 5 11
12 United States (11) Bobby Schwartz 5 1 0 2 0 2 5 12
13 New Zealand (3) Larry Ross 5 0 1 2 E 2 5 13
14 England (6) Malcolm Simmons 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 14
15 United States (9) Lance King 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 15
16 United States (16) Shawn Moran 0 F - - - - 0 16
R1 United States (R1) Rick Miller 5 0 2 3 5 R1
R2 Australia (R2) Steve Regeling 0 F 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 21

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

Nordic Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Denmark Hans Nielsen 14
2 Sweden Jimmy Nilsen 13
3 Denmark Jan O. Pedersen 11
4 Denmark Erik Gundersen 10
5 Sweden Jan Andersson 10
6 Denmark Tommy Knudsen 10
7 Sweden Tommy Nilsson 9
8 Denmark Bo Pedersen 9
9 Finland Kai Niemi 9
10 Denmark John Jørgensen 8
11 Sweden Erik Stenlund 6
12 Norway Einar Kyllingstad 3
13 Finland Ari Koponen 3
14 Sweden Mikael Blixt 2
15 Finland Juha Moksunen 2
16 Norway Ingvar Skogland 0
Res Sweden Kenneth Nyström 1

Interconinental 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 21
1 Denmark (9) Erik Gundersen 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 Denmark (14) Hans Nielsen 14 3 3 2 3 3 14 2
3 Denmark (4) Tommy Knudsen 12 2 3 3 2 2 12 3
4 England (5) Neil Evitts 11 3 1 3 3 1 11 4
5 England (1) Kelvin Tatum 8 3 0 2 0 3 8 5
6 United States (2) Sam Ermolenko 8 1 1 2 3 1 8 6
7 Sweden (8) Jimmy Nilsen 8 2 2 1 2 1 8 7
8 New Zealand (3) Mitch Shirra 7 0 3 0 2 2 7 8
9 England (13) Chris Morton 7 0 2 1 1 3 7 9
10 Denmark (6) Jan O. Pedersen 7 0 2 3 1 1 7 10
11 England (15) Marvyn Cox 6 1 2 1 0 2 6 11 3
12 Sweden (7) Jan Andersson 6 1 0 2 1 2 6 12 2
13 England (12) Paul Thorp 4 1 1 E 2 0 4 13
14 England (16) Jeremy Doncaster 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 14
15 Australia (10) Steve Baker 2 2 X 0 0 0 2 15
16 Sweden (11) Tommy Nilsson 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 16
R1 Australia (R1) Phil Crump 0 0 R1
R2 Denmark (R2) John Jørgensen 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 21

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
11 May West GermanyAbensberg Czechoslovakia Roman Matoušek West Germany Heinz Huber West Germany Erich Shafferer
11 May BulgariaTargovishte Soviet Union Valery Gordeev Italy Armando Dal Chiele Czechoslovakia Ladislav Hradecky
11 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaLjubljana Poland Zenon Plech Soviet Union Rinat Mardanshin Poland Zbignew Blazejczak
11 May HungaryMiskolc Czechoslovakia Petr Kucera Italy Gianni Famari Hungary Joszef Petrikovics
Quarter-Finals
24 May PolandBydgoszcz Poland Wojciech Zabialowicz Poland Grzegorz Dzikowski Soviet Union Rif Saitgareyev
25 May CzechoslovakiaPrague Soviet Union Viktor Kuznetsow Czechoslovakia Antonín Kasper, Jr. Czechoslovakia Petr Vandirek
26 May NetherlandsAmsterdam Czechoslovakia Roman Matoušek Poland Roman Jankowski Italy Armando Castagna
29 May West GermanyOlching Austria Heinrich Schatzer Hungary Joszef Petrikovics Soviet Union Mihkail Starostin
Semi-Finals
8 June ItalyLonigo Italy Armando Castagna Czechoslovakia Stanislav Urban Czechoslovakia Roman Matoušek
8 June West GermanyLandshut Soviet Union Viktor Kuznetsow West Germany Georg Hack West Germany Mikhail Starostin
Final
20 July AustriaWiener Neustadt Soviet Union Viktor Kuznetsow Czechoslovakia Antonín Kasper, Jr. Italy Armando Castagna

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 21 22
1 Soviet Union (7) Viktor Kuznetsow 13 3 2 3 3 2 13 1 3
2 Czechoslovakia (15) Antonín Kasper, Jr. 13 3 3 1 3 3 13 2 2
3 Italy (12) Armando Castagna 12 3 3 3 1 2 12 3
4 West Germany (2) Karl Maier 11 1 3 2 2 3 11 4 3
5 Czechoslovakia (11) Petr Vandirek 11 2 1 2 3 3 11 5 2
6 Poland (6) Ryszard Dolomisiewicz 8 2 2 1 0 3 8 6
7 Czechoslovakia (5) Stanislav Urban 7 1 3 0 3 0 7 7
8 Czechoslovakia (8) Roman Matoušek 7 X 2 3 X 2 7 8
9 Soviet Union (9) Valery Gordeev 7 1 1 2 2 1 7 9
10 Bulgaria (3) Nikolai Manev 6 2 E 1 2 1 6 10
11 Poland (13) Wojciech Zabialowicz 6 2 2 1 1 0 6 11
12 West Germany (16) Klaus Lausch 5 0 1 3 1 0 5 12
13 Soviet Union (4) Mikhail Starostin 5 0 E 2 1 2 5 13
14 West Germany (14) Georg Hack 4 1 E 0 2 1 4 14
15 Austria (1) Heinrich Schatzer 3 3 F - - - 3 15
16 Poland (10) Maciej Jaworek 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 16
R1 Hungary (R1) Zoltan Adorjan 0 0 0 R1
R2 Czechoslovakia (R2) Lubomir Jedek 1 0 1 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 21 22

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 21
1 Denmark (5) Hans Nielsen 14 2 3 3 3 3 14 1
2 Denmark (11) Jan O. Pedersen 13 3 3 2 3 2 13 2
3 England (12) Kelvin Tatum 12 2 2 2 3 3 12 3
4 Sweden (1) Jimmy Nilsen 11 3 1 3 2 2 11 4
5 Denmark (10) Tommy Knudsen 10 1 3 3 X 3 10 5
6 Soviet Union (13) Viktor Kuznetsow 10 3 2 2 2 1 10 6
7 United States (6) Sam Ermolenko 9 1 2 1 3 2 9 7
8 England (4) Neil Evitts 8 2 3 1 1 1 8 8
9 England (16) Chris Morton 8 2 1 0 2 3 8 9
10 Denmark (8) Erik Gundersen 7 3 0 3 1 E 7 10
11 Poland (15) Ryszard Dolomisiewicz 6 1 2 0 2 1 6 11
12 England (14) Marvyn Cox 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 12
13 West Germany (2) Karl Maier 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 13
14 Italy (3) Armando Castagna 2 1 1 0 F - 2 14
15 Czechoslovakia (9) Antonín Kasper, Jr. 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 15
16 New Zealand (7) Mitch Shirra 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 16
R1 Sweden (R1) Jan Andersson 0 0 R1
R2 Czechoslovakia (R2) Petr Vandirek 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 21

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

References[edit]