2010 Speedway World Cup

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2010 Speedway World Cup
Tournament details
Host nations  Denmark (Race-Off and the Final)
 Poland and
 United Kingdom (Semi-Finals)
Dates 24 July – 1 August
Teams 8
Venues 3 (in 3 host cities)
Tournament results
Champion Gold  Poland
Runner-up Silver  Denmark
3rd place Bronze  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Heats 100 (in 4 events)

The 2010 FIM PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna Speedway World Cup[1] (SWC) was the tenth FIM Speedway World Cup, the annual international speedway world championship tournament. It was originally scheduled to take place between 24 July and 31 July 2010, although re-stagings due to adverse weather meant that it finally took place between 25 July and 1 August, and involved eight national teams.[2] Six teams were seeded through to the finals and two qualification rounds were held in May 2010 to determine the final two places.[3]

Poland won the World Cup for the fourth time in six seasons, amassing 44 points in the final. Denmark finished second with 39, while Sweden finished third for the third successive year, with 35 points.

Qualification[edit]

The top six nations from the 2009 Speedway World Cup (Poland, Australia, Sweden, Russia, Great Britain and Denmark) were granted automatic qualification, with the remaining two places divided among two qualifying rounds. Qualifying Round One was held in Lonigo, Italy and was won by Finland. Qualifying Round Two was held in Abensberg, Germany.[4]

  • Qualifying Round One
  • Italy Lonigo
  • 1 May 2010
Pos. National team Pts
1  Finland 48
2  Slovenia 47
3  United States 30
4  Italy 24
Pos. National team Pts
1  Czech Republic 53
2  Germany 50
3  Latvia 43
4  Norway 4

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualified as Finals appearance Last appearance 2009 place
 Poland 2009 SWC top six 10th 2009 1st
 Australia 2009 SWC top six 10th 2009 2nd
 Sweden 2009 SWC top six 10th 2009 3rd
 Russia 2009 SWC top six 8th 2009 4th
 Great Britain 2009 SWC top six 10th 2009 5th
 Denmark 2009 SWC top six 10th 2009 6th
 Czech Republic QR 2 Winner 9th 2009 8th
 Finland QR 1 Winner 6th 2007

Tournament[edit]

  Semi-finals   Race-off   Final
25 July – Gorzów Wlkp. (Jancarz Stadium)
     Poland   68  
     Denmark   45  
     Russia   31       1 August – Vojens (Speedway Center)
     Czech Republic   8 29 July – Vojens (Speedway Center)      Poland   44
details      Denmark   48        Denmark   39
       Sweden   47        Sweden   35
       Australia   36        Great Britain   33
26 July – King's Lynn (Norfolk Arena)      Russia   19 details
     Great Britain   51 details
     Australia   48  
     Sweden   40   Key:
     Finland   14     Qualify to the Final
details     Qualify to the Race-Off

Final classification[edit]

Pos. National team Pts.
Gold  Poland 44
Silver  Denmark 39
Bronze  Sweden 35
4  Great Britain 33
5  Australia 36
6  Russia 19
7  Finland 14
8  Czech Republic 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Komunikat prasowy FIM" (in Polish). pzm.pl. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Terminarz SGP 2010 zatwierdzony – będzie runda w Gorican!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2009-10-25. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Norfolk Arena to host SWC". BSI Speedway. 10 December 2010. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Polacy poznali dwójkę rywali w DPŚ" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2009-10-29. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 

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