Dave Jessup

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Dave Jessup
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Personal information
Nationality  England
Date of birth (1953-03-07) March 7, 1953 (age 62)
Place of birth    Ipswich, England
Current club information
Career status retired
Career history
Eastbourne Eagles
West Ham Hammers
Wembley Lions
Leicester Lions
Reading Racers
King's Lynn Stars
Wimbledon Dons
Mildenhall Fen Tigers
1969
1970
1970-1971
1972-1975
1976-1978
1979-1981,1984-1985
1982-1983
1986-1987
Individual honours
British League Div 2 Riders Champion
Midland Riders Championship
The Laurels
London Riders' Championship
Yorkshire Television Trophy
Spring Classic
Pride of the East
Brandonapolis
Blue Riband
Internationale
British Champion
Commonwealth Champion
Overseas Champion
1970
1974
1974
1975
1976
1976, 1981
1979, 1980
1979
1980
1980
1980
1980
1981, 1982
Team honours
Speedway World Pairs Championship
World Team Cup
1980
1974, 1977, 1980

David John (Dave) Jessup (born 7 March 1953 in Ipswich, England) is a former speedway rider who finished runner-up the Speedway World Championship in 1980 to fellow countryman Michael Lee.[1] The same season he won the World Pairs Championship with Peter Collins and became British Speedway Champion after finishing runner-up in 1978 and third in 1979. He also won the London Riders' Championship in 1975 and the World Team Cup with England in 1974, 1977 and 1980.

During his career which commenced in 1969 he rode for Eastbourne Eagles, West Ham Hammers, Wembley Lions, Reading Racers, Leicester Lions, King's Lynn Stars, Wimbledon Dons and Mildenhall Fen Tigers.

World final appearances[edit]

Individual World Championship[edit]

World Pairs Championship[edit]

World Team Cup[edit]

References[edit]

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