1990 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1990 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1990 Individual Speedway World Championship. The Final was held at the Odsal Stadium in Bradford, England. It would be the 28th and last time the World Final would be held in England under the traditional single meeting format.

Sweden's Per Jonsson won his only World Individual Championship to become the first Swedish World Champion since Anders Michanek in 1974. Jonsson defeated American Shawn Moran in a run-off after both finished the meeting on 13 points. Moran was later stripped of his second place by the FIM for failing a drug test taken at the Overseas Final. After Moran's disqualification, the FIM did not upgrade the placings, thus records show no second place rider for the 1990 World Final. Australian youngster Todd Wiltshire, believed by many judges to be one who would be making up the numbers in his first World Final, finished third with 12 points after sensationally winning his first two rides.

Jonsson became the first rider to win both the Under-21 and Senior Individual World Championships having previously won the 1985 Under-21 World Championship (from 1977 until 1988 the World U/21 title was known as the European U/21 Championship, though the winners have generally been acknowledged as junior World Champions).

Overseas Series[edit]

New Zealand Qualification[edit]

  • First 2 from New Zealand final to Commonwealth final
Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
South Island Final
 ?? New ZealandRuapuna Speedway New Zealand Mark Thorpe New Zealand David Bargh
North Island Final
 ?? New ZealandMeeanee Speedway
New ZealandHawkes Bay Speedway
New Zealand Craig Wilkie New Zealand Gary Allan  ??
New Zealand Final
 ?? New ZealandRuapuna Speedway New Zealand Larry Ross New Zealand Craig Wilkie New Zealand Mark Thorpe


Australian Qualification[edit]

  • First 4 from Australian final to Commonwealth final
Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Northern Territory Championship
 ?? AustraliaNorthline Speedway Australia Glen Baxter  ??  ??
Victorian Championship
 ?? AustraliaMyrtleford Speedway Australia Leigh Adams Australia Phil Crump  ??
New South Wales Championship
 ?? AustraliaNewcastle Motordrome Australia Todd Wiltshire Australia Craig Boyce Australia Stephen Davies
South Australian Championship
 ?? AustraliaNorth Arm Speedway Australia Scott Norman Australia Shane Parker  ??
Queensland Championship
 ?? AustraliaTownsville Speedway Australia Troy Butler  ??  ??
Western Australian Championship
 ?? AustraliaClaremont Speedway Australia Glenn Doyle Australia Glyn Taylor Australia David Cheshire
Australian Championship Final
 ?? AustraliaBrisbane Exhibition Ground Australia Glenn Doyle Australia Leigh Adams Australia Stephen Davies


North American Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 United States Shawn Moran 18+3
2 United States Billy Hamill 18+2
3 United States Rick Miller 18+1
4 United States Greg Hancock 18+0
5 United States Ronnie Correy 16+3
6 United States Kelly Moran 16+2
7 United States Bobby Schwartz 14
8 United States Mike Faria 12
9 United States Robert Pfetzing 12
10 United States Lance King 11
11 United States Steve Lucero 8
12 United States Jim Sisemore 8
13 United States Josh Larsen 7
14 United States Brad Oxley 5
15 United States Tony Bienert 5
16 United States Charles Ermolenko 3
17 United States Eddie Castro 3
18 United States Sam Ermolenko 2
19 Canada John Kehoe 1
20 Canada Fred Legault 0
Res United States Shawn McConnell 3
Res United States Don Odom 2


Nordic Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Denmark Jan O. Pedersen 14
2 Sweden Per Jonsson 12
3 Sweden Henrik Gustafsson 11+3
4 Sweden Conny Ivarsson 11+2
5 Sweden Jimmy Nilsen 11+1
6 Denmark Hans Nielsen 11+0
7 Sweden Dennis Löfqvist 9+3
8 Denmark Brian Karger 9+2
9 Finland Kai Niemi 6
10 Denmark Bo Petersen 6
11 Sweden Peter Nahlin 5
12 Norway Einar Kyllingstad 5
13 Denmark Jens Henry Nielsen 3
14 Finland Olli Tyrväinen 2
15 Norway Arnt Førland 2
16 Denmark Jan Pedersen 2
Res Finland Vesa Ylinen 1


Commonwealth Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 United Kingdom Kelvin Tatum 14
2 United Kingdom Martin Dugard 13
3 United Kingdom Simon Cross 12
4 United Kingdom Jeremy Doncaster 11
5 United Kingdom Richard Knight 11
6 Australia Todd Wiltshire* 10
7 United Kingdom Gary Havelock 8
8 Australia Leigh Adams 8
9 New Zealand David Bargh* 6
10 United Kingdom Simon Wigg 6
11 United Kingdom Mark Loram 6
12 Australia Troy Butler 5+3
13 United Kingdom John Davis 5+2
14 United Kingdom Graham Jones 3
15 Australia Glenn Doyle 3
16 New Zealand Gary Allan* 0

* Todd Wiltshire replaced Australian qualifier Stephen Davies. David Bargh and Gary Allan replaced New Zealand qualifiers Larry Ross and Craig Wilkie


Overseas Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 United Kingdom Jeremy Doncaster 15
2 Australia Todd Wiltshire 13
3 United States Shawn Moran 10
4 United States Ronnie Correy* 9
5 United Kingdom Martin Dugard 9
6 United Kingdom Kelvin Tatum 8
7 United States Rick Miller 8
8 United Kingdom Simon Cross 7
9 Australia Troy Butler 7
10 United Kingdom Richard Knight 6+3
11 United Kingdom Gary Havelock 6+2
12 United Kingdom Mark Loram 6+1
13 United Kingdom Simon Wigg 6+0
14 Australia Leigh Adams 5
15 United States Billy Hamill 4
16 New Zealand David Bargh 1
Res United States Kelly Moran -
Res United Kingdom John Davis -

* Ronnie Correy replaced Greg Hancock


Intercontinental Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 United States Shawn Moran (3,2,3,3,3) 14
2 Sweden Per Jonsson (3,3,1,2,3) 12
3 Denmark Hans Nielsen (2,3,3,2,1) 11+3
4 Denmark Jan O. Pedersen (3,1,1,3,3) 11+2
5 United States Rick Miller (3,1,3,1,2) 10
6 United Kingdom Kelvin Tatum (2,R,3,2,2) 9
7 United States Ronnie Correy (R,2,3,2,2 9
8 United Kingdom Richard Knight* (1,2,2,0,3) 8
9 United Kingdom Martin Dugard (1,3,0,3,0) 7
10 Sweden Jimmy Nilsen (2,2,2,1,0) 7
11 Australia Todd Wiltshire (2,0,2,0,2) 6
12 Sweden Henrik Gustafsson (R,1,0,3,1) 5
13 Sweden Dennis Löfqvist (1,0,1,1,1) 4
14 Australia Troy Butler (R,2,1,0,F) 3
15 Sweden Conny Ivarsson (1,0,0,0,1) 2
16 United Kingdom Jeremy Doncaster (0,1,0,1,0) 2
Res Denmark Brian Karger did not ride -
Res United Kingdom Gary Havelock did not ride -

* Richard Knight replaced injured qualifier Simon Cross


Continental Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 Germany Gerd Riss (3,2,2,3,3) 13
2 Hungary Zoltán Adorján (2,3,1,3,3) 12+3
3 Italy Armando Castagna (3,3,x,3,3) 12+2
4 Czech Republic Roman Matousek (3,1,3,2,2) 11
5 Czech Republic Zdenek Tesar (3,0,2,3,2) 10+3
6 Czech Republic Antonín Kasper, Jr. (1,3,3,2,1) 10+2
7 Hungary Sándor Tihanyi (0,3,2,2,2) 9
8 Poland Wojciech Zaluski (2,1,F,1,3) 7
9 Hungary Antal Kocso (2,2,2,0,1) 7
10 Germany Klaus Lausch (2,1,3,R,ns) 6
11 Czech Republic Bohumil Brhel (1,2,EF,2,0) 5
12 Czech Republic Vladimir Kalina (1,1,1,0,2) 5
13 Hungary Joszef Petrikovics (0,2,1,1,1) 5
14 Poland Tomasz Gollob (0,0,3,1,0) 4
15 Austria Heinrich Schatzer (1,0,0,1,1) 3
16 Poland Jan Krzystaniak (0,0,1,0,0) 1


World final[edit]

Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 Sweden Per Jonsson (3,3,2,2,3) 13+3
2 United States Shawn Morana (failed drugs test) (1,3,3,3,3) 13+2
3 Australia Todd Wiltshire (3,3,2,1,3) 12
4 Denmark Hans Nielsen (3,1,3,2,2) 11
5 Sweden Jimmy Nilsen (2,1,2,3,2) 10
6 Sweden Henrik Gustafsson* (3,2,3,0,1) 9
7 United Kingdom Kelvin Tatum (2,3,0,3,1) 9
8 Italy Armando Castagna (F,2,1,3,2) 8
9 United States Rick Miller (2,2,3,1,x) 7
10 United Kingdom Richard Knight (1,2,1,2,1) 7
11 United Kingdom Martin Dugard (2,0,1,0,3) 6
12 Czech Republic Roman Matousek (1,R,0,2,2) 5
13 Czech Republic Zdenek Tesar (0,0,2,0,R) 2
14 United States Ronnie Correy (1,0,x,1,0) 2
15 Hungary Zoltán Adorján (1,R,0,1,0) 2
16 Czech Republic Antonín Kasper, Jr.* (0,0,1,1,0) 2
Res Hungary Sándor Tihanyi did not ride -
Res Sweden Dennis Löfqvist did not ride -

* Henrik Gustafsson and Antonín Kasper, Jr. replaced injured qualifiers Jan O. Pedersen and Gerd Riss

Notes:
a. Shawn Moran scored 13 points and lost the run-off to Per Jonsson. However, Moran had failed a random drug and alcohol test taken three months earlier at the Overseas Final, and was subsequently disqualified from second place. The FIM did not upgrade the standings and the official records show no second place rider.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
Books
  • Loader, Tony (1991). Loader's International Speedway Annual 1991. Tony Loader. pp. 8–18. ISSN 1036-4404. 

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