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.

Overseas Series[edit]

New Zealand Qualification[edit]

  • First 3 from New Zealand final to Commonwealth final
Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
South Island Final
 ?? New ZealandNelson Speedway New Zealand Larry Ross  ??  ??
North Island Final
 ?? New ZealandKihikihi Speedway New Zealand Gary Allan  ??  ??
New Zealand Final
 ?? New ZealandRuapuna Speedway New Zealand Larry Ross New Zealand David Bargh New Zealand Gary Allan


Australian Qualification[edit]

  • First 3 from Australian final to Commonwealth final
Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Northern Territory Championship
 ?? AustraliaArunga Park Speedway Australia Jamie Fagg  ??  ??
Victorian Championship
 ?? AustraliaOlympic Park Speedway Australia Phil Crump Australia Leigh Adams  ??
New South Wales Championship
 ?? AustraliaNewcastle Motordrome Australia Steven Davies  ??  ??
South Australian Championship
 ?? AustraliaRiverview Speedway Australia Craig Hodgson Australia Mark Fiora  ??
Queensland Championship
 ?? AustraliaRockhampton Showground Australia Steve Regeling Australia Troy Butler  ??
Western Australian Championship
 ?? AustraliaClaremont Speedway England Rob Woffinden* Australia Glenn Doyle  ??
Australian Championship Final
 ?? AustraliaRiverview Speedway Australia Phil Crump Australia Steve Regeling Australia Craig Hodgson

* Due to the rules, England's Rob Woffinden did not progress to the Australian Championship


Danish Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Denmark Hans Nielsen 15
2 Denmark Jan O. Pedersen 14
3 Denmark Erik Gundersen 13
4 Denmark Peter Ravn 10
5 Denmark Peter Glanz 9
6 Denmark Per Sörensen 9
7 Denmark John Jørgensen 8+3
8 Denmark Tommy Knudsen 8+2
9 Denmark Jan Stæchmann 7
10 Denmark Frank Andersen 6
11 Denmark John Eskildsen 6
12 Denmark Flemming Pedersen 6
13 Denmark Sam Nikolajsen 5
14 Denmark Aksel Jepsen 4
15 Denmark Jan Petersen 0
16 Denmark Finn-Rune Jensen 0


Swedish Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Semi-Finals
7 May Sweden Huddinge Sweden Tony Olsson Sweden Peter Karlsson Sweden Conny Ivarsson
7 May Sweden Gislaved Sweden Claes Ivarsson Sweden Jan Andersson Sweden Bo Arrhén
Final
17 May Sweden Malmö Sweden Christer Rohlén Sweden Conny Ivarsson Sweden Mikael Blixt
18 May Sweden Norrköping Sweden Peter Nahlin Sweden Conny Ivarsson Sweden Mikael Blixt
19 May Sweden Hallstavik Sweden Conny Ivarsson Sweden Peter Nahlin Sweden Mikael Blixt

Swedish Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Scores Total
1 Sweden Conny Ivarsson 12+13+14 39
2 Sweden Peter Nahlin 11+14+13 38
3 Sweden Mikael Blixt 12+13+13 38
4 Sweden Christer Rohlén 14+10+9 33
5 Sweden Tony Olsson 9+12+10 31
6 Sweden Mikael Ritterwall 8+3+12 23
7 Sweden Peter Karlsson 8+8+7 23
8 Sweden Kenneth Nyström 10+9+4 23
9 Sweden Mikael Teurnberg 4+8+8 20
10 Sweden Dennis Löfqvist 7+8+4 19
11 Sweden Claes Ivarsson 6+8+4 18
12 Sweden Bo Arréhn 4+6+7 17
13 Sweden Tommy Nilsson 3+5+2 10
14 Sweden Tony Gudbrand ns+ns+8 8
15 Sweden Roland Dannö 4+2+ns 6
16 Sweden Tony Zetterström (Res) 3+ns+3 6
17 Sweden Patrik Karlsson 5+0+ns 5
18 Sweden Krister Gardell (Res) ns+0+1 1


British Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 England Simon Wigg 14
2 England Kelvin Tatum 13
3 England Chris Morton 11+3
4 England Simon Cross 11+2
5 England Neil Evitts 10
6 England Richard Knight 10
7 England John Davis 9
8 England Marvyn Cox 8
9 England Andy Smith 8
10 England Steve Schofield 6+3
11 England Andrew Silver 6+2
12 England Neil Collins 5
13 England Jeremy Doncaster 4
14 England Andy Galvin 3
15 England Sean Wilson 3
16 England Gary Havelock 0


Nordic Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Denmark Hans Nielsen 15
2 Denmark Erik Gundersen 13
3 Denmark Jan O. Pedersen 12
4 Sweden Per Jonsson 11
5 Denmark Peter Ravn 11
6 Denmark John Jørgensen 10
7 Sweden Conny Ivarsson 8+2
8 Norway Ingvar Skogland 8+1
9 Sweden Jimmy Nilsen 7
10 Sweden Peter Nahlin 6
11 Denmark Peter Glanz 5
12 Finland Kai Niemi 4
13 Norway Tor Einar Hielm 3
14 Denmark Per Sörensen 3
15 Sweden Mikael Blixt 2
16 Finland Ari Koponen 1
17 Sweden Christer Rohlén (Res) 0
18 Norway Arnt Førland (Res) 0


American Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 United States Sam Ermolenko 20
2 United States Robert Pfetzing 17+3
3 United States Rick Miller 17+2
4 United States Mike Faria 15
5 United States Bobby Schwartz 14
6 United States Shawn Moran 13
7 United States Ronnie Correy 12
8 United States Kelly Moran 11
9 United States Randy Green 11
10 United States Steve Lucero 10
11 United States Ed Castro 10
12 United States Lance King 9
13 United States Brad Oxley 9
14 Canada Shawn Venables 8
15 United States Dub Ferrell 7
16 United States Bart Bast 6
17 United States Billy Hamill 3
18 United States Gary Hicks 2
19 United States Scotty Brown (Res) 2
20 United States Alan Christian 1
21 Canada Len Dillon 1


Commonwealth Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 England Kelvin Tatum 14
2 New Zealand Mitch Shirra 13
3 England Simon Wigg 12
4 England John Davis 11
5 England Simon Cross 9
6 England Chris Morton 9
7 England Neil Evitts 8
8 England Andy Smith 8
9 England Richard Knight 7
10 Australia Craig Hodgson 7
11 England Marvyn Cox 7
12 Australia Mark Fiora 5
13 New Zealand David Bargh 3
14 Australia Steve Baker 3
15 Australia Steve Regeling 3
16 New Zealand Mark Lyndon 1


Overseas Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 England Simon Cross 13+3
2 England Kelvin Tatum 13+2
3 England Simon Wigg 13+1
4 England Chris Morton 12
5 England Marvyn Cox 10
6 New Zealand Mitch Shirra 10
7 England Richard Knight 8
8 United States Sam Ermolenko 8
9 England John Davis 7
10 England Andy Smith 6+3
11 United States Mike Faria 6+2
12 United States Robert Pfetzing 5
13 United States Rick Miller 4
14 United States Bobby Schwartz 3
15 England Neil Evitts 3
16 Australia Craig Hodgson 0


Intercontinental Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Denmark Jan O. Pedersen 14
2 Denmark Hans Nielsen 12+3
3 Denmark Erik Gundersen 12+2
4 Sweden Per Jonsson 12+1
5 England Kelvin Tatum 11
6 Sweden Conny Ivarsson 9
7 England Chris Morton 8
8 England John Davis 8
9 Denmark John Jørgensen 7
10 England Simon Wigg 7
11 United States Sam Ermolenko 7
12 England Simon Cross 5
13 England Peter Ravn 3
14 New Zealand Mitch Shirra 2
15 England Marvyn Cox 2
16 England Richard Knight 1


Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
7 May PolandOstrów Wielkopolski 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 Antonín Kasper, Jr. Hungary Zoltán Adorján 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 Sándor 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) Sándor 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) Antonín 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) Zoltán Adorján 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 England (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 England (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 England (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 England (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) Sándor Tihanyi 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 15
16 Poland (4) Roman Jankowski 2 0 1 1 0 E 2 16
R1 England (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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