1992 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1992 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1992 Individual Speedway World Championship.

Gary Havelock scored 14 points to become England's first Speedway World Champion since Michael Lee in 1980. Sweden's Per Jonsson, the 1990 World Champion, finished second with 11 points with Denmark's Gert Handberg third on 10 points.

Triple World Champion Hans Nielsen failed to qualify for a World Final for the first time since 1979 after only finishing 12th in the Nordic Final.

Overseas Qualification[edit]

Australian Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Points Details
Gold Leigh Adams (Victoria (Australia)) 14 (3,2,3,3,3)
Silver Shane Parker (South Australia) 13 (2,3,3,3,2)
Bronze Mark Carlson (Queensland) 11 (2,2,2,2,3)
4 Jason Lyons (Victoria (Australia)) 10+3 (3,0,3,2,2+3)
5 Glenn Doyle (Western Australia) 10+2 (3,3,1,2,1+2)
6 Tony Langdon (Queensland) 10+1 (1,2,1,3,3+1)
7 Craig Hodgson (South Australia) 8 (3,1,t,1,3)
8 Craig Boyce (New South Wales) 8 (2,3,2,0,1)
9 Mick Poole (New South Wales) 8 (1,3,1,1,2)
10 David Cheshire (Western Australia) 7 (1,1,3,2,0)
11 Rod Colquhoun (New South Wales) 6 (0,1,0,3,2)
12 Troy Butler (Queensland) 6 (0,2,2,1,1)
13 Michael Carter (Western Australia) 5 (2,0,2,1,0)
14 Glen Baxter (Northern Territory) 2 (1,0,0,0,1)
15 Steve Greatz (South Australia) (Res) 1 (-,1,0,-,0)
16 Paul Schevienen (South Australia) (Res) 1 (-,-,1,0,-)
17 Kelvin Willis (Northern Territory) 0 (0,0,0,0,0)
18 Todd Wiltshire (New South Wales) 0 (f,-,-,-,-)


New Zealand Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
New Zealand Final
 ?? New ZealandMeeanee Speedway New Zealand Gary Allan New Zealand Mark Thorpe New Zealand Paul Atkins


Danish Final[edit]

  • May 16 & 17, 1992
  • Denmark - 2 Rounds (Uhre and Holsted)
  • First 5 to Nordic final plus 1 reserve
  • Hans Nielsen seeded to Nordic Final
Pos. Rider Total
1 Denmark Gert Handberg 27
2 Denmark Brian Karger 23+3
3 Denmark John Jörgensen 23+2
4 Denmark Tommy Knudsen 21
5 Denmark Claus Jacobsen 19+3
6 Denmark Peter Ravn 19+2
7 Denmark Allan Johansen 18
8 Denmark Brian Andersen 18
9 Denmark Bo Eriksen 11
10 Denmark Jan Staechmann 10
11 Denmark Jan Andersen 10
12 Denmark Tom Knudsen 9
13 Denmark Jan Petersen 8
14 Denmark Lars-Henrik Jörgensen 7
15 Denmark Hans Clausen 7
16 Denmark Rene Madsen 4
17 Denmark Jacob Olsen (Res) 4
18 Denmark Jens-Peter Nielsen (Res) 2


British Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 United Kingdom Gary Havelock 13+3
2 United Kingdom Martin Dugard 13+2
3 United Kingdom Andy Smith 11
4 United Kingdom Paul Thorp 10
5 United Kingdom Kelvin Tatum 10
6 United Kingdom Chris Louis 9
7 United Kingdom Marvyn Cox 8
8 United Kingdom Simon Wigg 7
9 United Kingdom Mark Loram 7
10 United Kingdom David Mullett 6+3
11 United Kingdom Dean Barker 6+2
12 United Kingdom Sean Wilson 5
13 United Kingdom Graham Jones 4
14 United Kingdom Jeremy Doncaster 4
15 United Kingdom Joe Screen 4
16 United Kingdom Alun Rossiter 1


Swedish Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Scores Total
1 Sweden Per Jonsson 14+14+10 38
2 Sweden Jimmy Nilsen 11+13+12 36
3 Sweden Tony Rickardsson 13+10+12 35
4 Sweden Peter Nahlin 10+12+13 35
5 Sweden Jörgen Johansson 9+9+9 27
6 Sweden Conny Ivarsson 9+5+11 25
7 Sweden Christer Rohlén 6+10+7 23
8 Sweden Niklas Karlsson 5+11+6 22
9 Sweden Dennis Löfqvist 5+7+9 21
10 Sweden Tony Olsson 8+3+9 20
11 Sweden Erik Stenlund 9+6+5 20
12 Sweden Kenneth Lindby 8+5+2 15
13 Sweden Mikael Ritterwall 6+1+5 12
14 Sweden Stefan Dannö 3+8+0 11
15 Sweden Joakim Karlsson 0+4+5 9
16 Sweden Patrik Olsson 4+2+2 8


Commonwealth Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 United Kingdom Kelvin Tatum 11+3
2 New Zealand Mark Thorpe 11+2
3 United Kingdom Gary Havelock 11+1
4 United Kingdom Marvyn Cox 10
5 United Kingdom Martin Dugard 9
6 New Zealand Mitch Shirra 9
7 United Kingdom Simon Wigg 8
8 United Kingdom Paul Thorp 8
9 Australia Jason Lyons 8
10 United Kingdom Andy Smith 7
11 Australia Shane Parker 6+3
12 United Kingdom Mark Loram 6+2
13 United Kingdom Chris Louis 5
14 Australia Leigh Adams 5
15 United Kingdom Dave Mullett 5
16 Australia Mark Carlson 1


Nordic Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Sweden Tony Rickardsson 12
2 Sweden Per Jonsson 10+3
3 Denmark Brian Karger 10+2
4 Denmark John Jörgensen 10+1
5 Sweden Jimmy Nilsen 10+0
6 Denmark Gert Handberg 9+
7 Sweden Henrik Gufstafsson 9+
8 Denmark Tommy Knudsen 9+
9 Norway Einar Kyllingstad 9+
10 Sweden Peter Nahlin 9+
11 Norway Lars Gunnestad 8
12 Denmark Hans Nielsen 6
13 Denmark Claus Jacobsen 4
14 Finland Vesa Ylinen 3
15 Sweden Jörgen Johansson (Res) 1
16 Denmark Peter Ravn 0
17 Finland Juha Moksunen 0
18 Norway Arnt Førland (Res) 0


Overseas Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 United Kingdom Gary Havelock 13
2 New Zealand Mitch Shirra 12
3 United Kingdom Kelvin Tatum 11
4 United States Sam Ermolenko 10
5 United Kingdom Andy Smith 10
6 United Kingdom Martin Dugard 9
7 Australia Jason Lyons 9
8 United States Rick Miller 8
9 United States Ronnie Correy 8
10 United Kingdom Marvyn Cox 7+3
11 Australia Shane Parker 7+2
12 United States Mike Faria 5
13 United States Billy Hamill 4
14 United Kingdom Paul Thorp 3
15 New Zealand Mark Thorpe 3
16 United Kingdom Simon Wigg 1
17 United States Bobby Ott (Res) 0


Continental Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Continental Semi-final
June 14, 1992 Hungary Miskolc, Borsod Volán Stadium Czech Republic Zdenek Tesar Poland Sławomir Drabik Czech Republic Roman Matousek
Continental Semi-final
June 14, 1992 Germany Brokstedt, Holsteinring Brokstedt Hungary Antal Kocso Hungary Róbert Nagy Czech Republic Bohumil Brhel


World Semi-Final #1[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Sweden Per Jonsson 14+3
2 United Kingdom Gary Havelock 14+2
3 United Kingdom Kelvin Tatum 11
4 Sweden Jimmy Nilsen 9
5 United States Ronnie Correy 8+
6 Czech Republic Zdenek Tesar 8+
7 Denmark John Jörgensen 8+
8 Sweden Henrik Gustafsson 8+
9 Hungary Antal Kosco 8+
10 Czech Republic Bohumil Brhel 8+
11 United Kingdom Andy Smith 7
12 Poland Mirosław Kowalik 5
13 Australia Jason Lyons 5
14 Czech Republic Roman Matousek 4
15 Poland Piotr Świst 2
16 Poland Piotr Paluch 1


World Semi-Final #2[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Denmark Gert Handberg 15
2 United States Sam Ermolenko 14
3 Denmark Tommy Knudsen 11
4 United States Rick Miller 10
5 Sweden Tony Rickardsson 10
6 Denmark Brian Karger 9
7 New Zealand Mitch Shirra 9
8 United Kingdom Martin Dugard 7+3
9 Hungary Róbert Nagy 7+2
10 Germany Gerd Riss 7+1
11 Poland Sławomir Drabik 7+0
12 Czech Republic Antonín Kasper, Jr. 5
13 Hungary Jozsef Petricovics 3
14 Norway Einar Kyllingstad 3
15 Czech Republic Petr Vandirek 2
16 Czech Republic Zdenek Schneiderwind 1
17 Sweden Peter Nahlin (Res) 0


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 United Kingdom (8) Gary Havelock 14 3 2 3 3 3 14 1
2 Sweden (6) Per Jonsson 11 0 3 2 3 3 11 2
3 Denmark (13) Gert Handberg 10 3 2 3 2 0 10 3
4 Denmark (3) Tommy Knudsen 9 3 3 0 1 2 9 4
5 Sweden (5) Henrik Gustafsson 9 1 0 2 3 3 9 5
6 Denmark (1) John Jørgensen 8 2 1 0 3 2 8 6
7 Sweden (12) Jimmy Nilsen 7 3 X 3 0 1 7 7
8 United States (9) Sam Ermolenko 7 1 3 1 X 2 7 8
9 Poland (4) Sławomir Drabik 6 E 3 2 1 X 6 9
10 United Kingdom (11) Kelvin Tatum 6 0 0 3 1 2 6 10
11 United States (14) Rick Miller 6 0 2 2 2 X 6 11
12 United States (7) Ronnie Correy 6 2 2 0 1 1 6 12
13 New Zealand (15) Mitch Shirra 6 2 1 1 2 0 6 13
14 Sweden (10) Tony Rickardsson 5 2 1 1 0 1 5 14
15 Czech Republic (16) Zdenek Tesar 5 1 1 1 2 0 5 15
16 Denmark (2) Brian Karger 4 1 0 0 0 3 4 16
R1 Hungary (R1) Antal Kocso 0 0 R1
R2 United Kingdom (R2) Martin Dugard 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5