1988 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1988 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1988 Individual Speedway World Championship was held at the Vojens Speedway Center, owned by former World Champion Ole Olsen. Despite the country having won seven World Individual Championships between three riders since 1971 (Olsen, Erik Gundersen and Hans Nielsen), it was the first time Denmark hosted the World FInal.

Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
7 May PolandOstrow Poland Miroslaw Korbel Poland Ryszard Dolomiesewicz Soviet Union Valery Gordeev
7 May AustriaNatschbach-Loipersbach Italy Paolo Salvatelli Austria Heinrich Sczatzer Hungary Zoltan Hajdu
8 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaLjubljana Hungary Joszef Petrikovics Hungary Janosh Bologh Bulgaria Nikolai Manev
8 May GermanyNeunkrick Soviet Union Viktor Kuznetsow Netherlands Henny Kroeze Czechoslovakia Lubomir Jedek
Quarter-Finals
22 May West GermanyNorden Hungary Antal Kocso Italy Paolo Salvatelli West Germany Gerd Riss
5 June ItalyLonigo Soviet Union Viktor Kuznetsow Italy Armando dal Chiele Poland Roman Jankowski
5 June Soviet UnionRivne Czechoslovakia Antonin Kasper, Jr. Hungary Zoltan Adorjan Czechoslovakia Petr Vandirek
5 June CzechoslovakiaŽarnovica Czechoslovakia Roman Matoušek West Germany Klaus Freundorfer Poland Miroslaw Korbel
Semi-Finals
18 June PolandRzeszow Czechoslovakia Roman Matoušek Poland Zenon Kasprzak Poland Roman Jankowski
18 June HungaryMiskolc West Germany Gerd Riss Hungary Sandor Tihanyi Hungary Antal Kocso
Final
16 August PolandLeszno Poland Zenon Kasprzak Hungary Antal Kocso Poland Roman Jankowski



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 Poland (15) Zenon Kasprzak 14 3 3 3 2 3 14 1
2 Hungary (10) Antal Kocso 13 3 3 2 3 2 13 2
3 Poland (3) Roman Jankowski 12 3 2 3 2 2 12 3 3
4 Czechoslovakia (2) Roman Matoušek 12 2 2 2 3 3 12 4 2
5 Hungary (9) Sandor Tihanyi 11 2 2 2 3 2 11 5 3
6 Poland (13) Andrzej Huszcza 11 2 3 3 2 1 11 6 2
7 West Germany (6) Gerd Riss 9 3 0 2 1 3 9 7
8 Czechoslovakia (4) Antonin Kasper, Jr. 8 1 3 1 0 3 8 8
9 Italy (5) Paolo Salvatelli 6 2 F 1 1 2 6 9
10 Poland (8) Dariusz Stenka 5 1 2 0 1 1 5 10
11 Czechoslovakia (7) Lubomir Jedek 4 0 1 0 3 0 4 11
12 Hungary (11) Zoltan Adorjan 3 X 0 3 X 0 3 12
13 Poland (14) Ryszard Franczyszyn 3 1 1 1 F - 3 13
14 Hungary (1) Janosh Bologh 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 14
15 Czechoslovakia (12) Zdenek Schneiderwind 2 X 0 0 2 0 2 15
16 Poland (16) Miroslaw Korbel 2 0 1 F 0 1 2 16
R1 Italy (R1) Armando Castagna 1 1 1 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 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 (1) Erik Gundersen 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1 3
2 Denmark (9) Hans Nielsen 14 3 2 3 3 3 14 2 2
3 Denmark (10) Jan O. Pedersen 13 2 2 3 3 3 13 3
4 United States (14) Sam Ermolenko 12 3 3 2 1 3 12 4
5 Sweden (12) Per Jonsson 9 X 3 1 2 3 9 5
6 United Kingdom (2) Simon Wigg 9 2 0 3 2 2 9 6
7 Czechoslovakia (13) Roman Matoušek 8 1 1 2 3 1 8 7
8 United Kingdom (16) Kelvin Tatum 8 2 2 1 2 1 8 8
9 Sweden (3) Conny Ivarsson 7 1 3 1 0 2 7 9
10 United Kingdom (5) Chris Morton 6 3 0 0 1 2 6 10
11 Hungary (11) Antal Kocso 6 1 2 2 0 1 6 11
12 United Kingdom (7) John Davis 3 2 1 F E 0 3 12
13 Denmark (6) John Jørgensen 3 0 1 E 2 E 3 13
14 Poland (15) Zenon Kasprzak 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 14
15 Hungary (8) Sandor Tihanyi 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 15
16 Poland (4) Roman Jankowski 2 0 1 1 0 E 2 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Simon Cross 0 0 R1
R2 Poland (R2) Andrzej Huszcza 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


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