Australia national speedway team

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Australia
Flag of Australia.svg
Team manager Mark Lemon
Team captain Troy Batchelor
Nation colour Yellow/Green
SWC Wins 4
Squad

Australia are one of the major teams in international speedway with the country regarded as the birthplace of the sport. The current team is managed by former rider Mark Lemon, and captained by Troy Batchelor. Australia finished 3rd in the 2013 Speedway World Cup Final on 20 July in Prague.

Speedway World Cup[edit]

The Australian national speedway team has won both the Speedway World Team Cup and the Speedway World Cup on two occasions respectively, and were a major force at the turn of the 21st century, winning three tournaments out of four, between 1999 and 2002. Key riding members of the title wins since 1999 include Jason Crump, Leigh Adams, Ryan Sullivan and Todd Wiltshire who have taken part in all three wins.[1]

Year Venue Standings (Pts) Australia Riders and Pts
1976 England
London
White City Stadium
1. Australia AUSTRALIA (31)
2. Poland Poland (28)
3. Sweden Sweden (26)
4. Soviet Union Soviet Union (11)
Phil Crump 11
Phil Herne 7
Billy Sanders 7
John Boulger 6
Garry Middleton -
1999 Czech Republic
Pardubice
Svítkov Stadion
1. Australia AUSTRALIA (51)
2. Czech Republic Czech Republic (35)
3. United States USA (29)
4. England England (29)
Leigh Adams 14
Jason Crump 13+1
Ryan Sullivan 12+3
Jason Lyons 10+3
Todd Wiltshire 2+1
2001 Poland
Wrocław
Olympic Stadium
1. Australia AUSTRALIA (68)
2. Poland Poland (65)
3. Sweden Sweden (51)
4. Denmark Denmark (44)
5. United States USA (30)
Jason Crump 20
Leigh Adams 16
Ryan Sullivan 13
Todd Wiltshire 10
Craig Boyce 9
2002 England
Peterborough
East of England Showground
1. Australia AUSTRALIA (64)
2. Denmark Denmark (58)
3. Sweden Sweden (54)
4. Poland Poland (48)
5. Czech Republic Czech Republic (36)
Leigh Adams 17
Ryan Sullivan 17
Jason Crump 14
Todd Wiltshire 13
Jason Lyons 3
Key:
+1,2... - bonus points gained by finishing behind teammate
+1j,+2j... - extra points gained in joker ride

Team Under-21 World Championship[edit]

Year Place Pts. Riders
2005 - - Did not start in Qualifying Round 2
2006 - - Did not enter
2007 - - 3rd place in Qualifying Round 1
2008 4 33 Chris Holder (16), Troy Batchelor (7), Tyron Proctor (7), Robert Ksiezak (2), Kozza Smith (1),
Year Place Pts. Riders

Titles[edit]

Preceded by
England England
World Champions
1976 (1st title)
Succeeded by
England England
Preceded by
Sweden Sweden
World Champions
1999 (2nd title)
Succeeded by
Sweden Sweden
Preceded by
Sweden Sweden
World Champions
2001 (3rd title)
2002 (4th title)
Succeeded by
Sweden Sweden

Notable riders[edit]

♦ Individual Speedway World Champion
† - Deceased

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roll of honour". Benfield Sports International (BSI). 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-16.