Speedway World Team Cup

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The Speedway World Team Cup was an annual speedway event held each year in different countries. The competition started in 1960 and was replaced with the Speedway World Cup in 2001.

Format[edit]

From 1960 until 1985 each team consisted of four riders and a reserve. A final meeting was held after qualifying rounds, the winner being decided on total points scored in that final meeting.

In 1986, the teams that qualified for the 'final' raced three meetings, the winner of each meeting being awarded three points, second place awarded two points, and third place awarded a point. The total points gained over the three meetings determined the champion.

In 1987, the three meeting system was used again, but this time the aggregate points scored by the individual riders were added together to determine the champion.

1988 saw the championship revert to the original format.

In 1994 the World Pairs Championship was merged with the World Team Cup and this system was used until 1999 when it once gain reverted to the original format.

In 2001 the competition was relaunched as the Speedway World Cup.

Winners[edit]

Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
1960 Sweden Göteborg Sweden Sweden 44
Ove Fundin (12)
Olle Nygren (12)
Rune Sörmander (11)
Björn Knutsson (9)
England England 30
Peter Craven (8)
Ken McKinlay (8)
Ron How (7)
George White (6)
Nigel Boocock (1)
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 15
Antonín Kasper, Sr. (5)
Luboš Tomícek, Sr. (4)
Jaroslav Machac (3)
Frantisek Richter (3)
1961 Poland Wrocław Poland Poland 32
Marian Kaiser (10)
Henryk Zyto (7)
Florian Kapala (6)
Mieczyslaw Polukard (5)
Stanislaw Tkocz (4)
Sweden Sweden 30
Ove Fundin (11)
Rune Sörmander (10)
Björn Knutsson (7)
Per-Tage Svensson (3)
England England 15
Peter Craven (8)
Bob Andrews (6)
Ken McKinlay (4)
Ron How (3)
1962 Czechoslovakia Slaný Sweden Sweden 36
Björn Knutsson (10)
Sören Sjösten (10)
Ove Fundin (9)
Göte Nordin (4)
Rune Sörmander (3)
United Kingdom Great Britain 24
Ronnie Moore (10)
Barry Briggs (8)
Peter Craven (6)
Ron How (0)
Cyril Maidment (0)
Poland Poland 20
Marian Kaiser (9)
Florian Kapala (5)
Joachim Maj (4)
Pawel Waloszek (4)
Mieczyslaw Polukard (2)
1963 Austria Vienna Sweden Sweden 37
Björn Knutsson (11)
Per-Olof Söderman (10)
Ove Fundin (7)
Göte Nordin (5)
Rune Sörmander (4)
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 27
Antonín Kasper, Sr. (10)
Stanislav Kubicek (7)
Miloslav Smidl (5)
Luboš Tomícek, Sr. (5))
United Kingdom Great Britain 25
Barry Briggs (12)
Peter Craven (8)
Dick Fisher (4)
Leo McAuliffe (1)
Peter Moore (0)
1964 Germany Abensberg Sweden Sweden 34
Björn Knutsson (11)
Göte Nordin (10)
Rune Sörmander (7)
Ove Fundin (6)
Sören Sjösten (0)
Soviet Union Soviet Union 25
Igor Plechanov (8)
Gennadij Kurilenko (8)
Jurij Chekranov (6)
Boris Samorodov (3))
United Kingdom Great Britain 21
Barry Briggs (9)
Ken McKinlay (7)
Nigel Boocock (3)
Ron How (2)
Brian Brett (0)
1965 Germany Kempten Poland Poland 38
Andrzej Wyglenda (11)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (11)
Antoni Woryna (9)
Zbigniew Podlecki (7)
Sweden Sweden 33
Björn Knutsson (11)
Bengt Jansson (8)
Ove Fundin (8)
Göte Nordin (6)
United Kingdom Great Britain 18
Ken McKinlay (7)
Nigel Boocock (6)
Jimmy Gooch (3)
Barry Briggs (1)
Charlie Monk (1)
1966 Poland Wrocław Poland Poland 41
Marian Rose (12)
Andrzej Wyglenda (11)
Antoni Woryna (10)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (8)
Soviet Union Soviet Union 25
Boris Samorodov (9)
Viktor Trofimov (6)
Igor Plechanov (6)
Farid Szajnurov (4)
Sweden Sweden 22
Björn Knutsson (11)
Leif Enecrona (4)
Göte Nordin (3)
Ove Fundin (2)
Leif Larsson (2)
1967 Sweden Malmö Sweden Sweden 32
Göte Nordin (11)
Bengt Jansson (9)
Torbjörn Harrysson (6)
Ove Fundin (6)
Poland Poland 26
Antoni Woryna (10)
Andrzej Wyglenda (9)
Jerzy Trzeszkowski (4)
Zbigniew Podlecki (3)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (0)
United Kingdom Great Britain 19
Barry Briggs (8)
Eric Boocock (5)
Ray Wilson (4)
Ivan Mauger (2)
Colin Pratt (0)

Soviet Union Soviet Union 19
1968 United Kingdom Wembley United Kingdom Great Britain 40
Ivan Mauger (12)
Nigel Boocock (10)
Martin Ashby (8)
Barry Briggs (7)
Norman Hunter (3)
Sweden Sweden 30
Ove Fundin (11)
Bengt Jansson (7)
Anders Michanek (7)
Olle Nygren (3)
Torbjörn Harrysson (2)
Poland Poland 19
Edmund Migos (8)
Edward Jancarz (6)
Andrzej Wyglenda (2)
Henryk Glücklich (2)
Pawel Waloszek (1)
1969 Poland Rybnik Poland Poland 31
Andrzej Wyglenda (11)
Edward Jancarz (11)
Stanislaw Tkocz (4)
Henryk Glücklich (3)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (2)
United Kingdom Great Britain 27
Ivan Mauger (9)
Barry Briggs (8)
Nigel Boocock (5)
Martin Ashby (5)
Soviet Union Soviet Union 23
Vladimir Smirnov (9)
Gennadij Kurilenko (8)
Valerij Klementiev (5)
Jurij Dubinin (1)
Viktor Trofimov (0)
1970 United Kingdom Wembley Sweden Sweden 42
Ove Fundin (11)
Bengt Jansson (11)
Anders Michanek (10)
Sören Sjösten (10)
United Kingdom Great Britain 31
Barry Briggs (11)
Ivan Mauger (9)
Eric Boocock (5)
Ray Wilson (4)
Nigel Boocock (2)
Poland Poland 20
Jan Mucha (6)
Antoni Woryna (5)
Edmund Migos (4)
Henryk Glücklich (3)
Pawel Waloszek (2)
Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
1971 Poland Wrocław United Kingdom Great Britain 37
Ray Wilson (12)
Ivan Mauger (10)
Jim Airey (9)
Barry Briggs (6)
Soviet Union Soviet Union 22
Gregorij Khlynovski (8)
Vladimir Smirnov (7)
Vladimir Gordeev (4)
Anatolij Kuzmin (3)
Poland Poland 19
Pawel Waloszek (5)
Henryk Glücklich (4)
Antoni Woryna (4)
Edward Jancarz (4)
Andrzej Wyglenda (2)
1972 Germany Olching United Kingdom Great Britain 36
Ivan Mauger (11)
John Louis (9)
Ray Wilson (8)
Terry Betts (8)
Soviet Union Soviet Union 21
Anatolij Kuzmin (6)
Gregorij Khlynovski (5)
Viktor Kalmykov (5)
Viktor Trofimov (5)
Poland Poland 21
Zenon Plech (7)
Henryk Glücklich (6)
Pawel Waloszek (5)
Zdzislaw Dobrucki (3)
Marek Cieślak (0)
1973 United Kingdom Wembley United Kingdom Great Britain 37
Peter Collins (12)
John Louis (9)
Ray Wilson (8)
Terry Betts (8)
Sweden Sweden 31
Anders Michanek (11)
Bernt Persson (9)
Bengt Jansson (6)
Tommy Jansson (5)
Soviet Union Soviet Union 20
Valery Gordeev (7)
Vladimir Paznikov (5)
Gregorij Khlynovski (4)
Aleksandr Pavlov (2)
Viktor Trofimov (2)
1974 Poland Chorzów England England 42
Peter Collins (12)
John Louis (12)
Dave Jessup (10)
Malcolm Simmons (8)
Sweden Sweden 31
Sören Sjösten (10)
Anders Michanek (9)
Tommy Jansson (7)
Christer Löfqvist (5)
Poland Poland 13
Zenon Plech (4)
Jan Mucha (4)
Andrzej Jurczynski (3)
Andrzej Tkocz (2)
Jerzy Szczakiel (0)
1975 Germany Norden England England 41
Peter Collins (12)
Malcolm Simmons (11)
Martin Ashby (10)
John Louis (8)
Soviet Union Soviet Union 29
Valery Gordeev (8)
Gregorij Khlynovski (8)
Viktor Trofimov (8)
Valery Gordeev (5)
Sweden Sweden 17
Anders Michanek (8)
Tommy Jansson (4)
Bernt Persson (2)
Sören Sjösten (2)
Sören Karlsson (1)
1976 United Kingdom White City Australia Australia 31
Phil Crump (11)
Billy Sanders (7)
Phil Herne (7)
John Boulger (6)
Poland Poland 28
Edward Jancarz (8)
Marek Cieślak (8)
Zenon Plech (8)
Jerzy Rembas (5)
Bolesław Proch (1)
Sweden Sweden 26
Anders Michanek (11)
Bernt Persson (8)
Lars-Åke Andersson (5)
Bengt Jansson (5)
Christer Löfqvist (1)
1977 Poland Wrocław England England 37
Peter Collins (10)
Dave Jessup (9)
Michael Lee (9)
John Davis (6)
Malcolm Simmons (3)
Poland Poland 25
Edward Jancarz (10)
Bogusław Nowak (6)
Jerzy Rembas (6)
Marek Cieślak (2)
Ryszard Fabiszewski (1)
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 23
Jiří Štancl (8)
Vaclav Verner (5)
Jan Verner (5)
Aleš Dryml, Sr. (5)
1978 Germany Landshut Denmark Denmark 37
Hans Nielsen (11)
Ole Olsen (10)
Michael Lohman (9)
Finn Thomsen (7)
England England 27
Malcolm Simmons (8)
Peter Collins (6)
Dave Jessup (5)
Michael Lee (5)
Gordon Kennett (3)
Poland Poland 15
Edward Jancarz (6)
Marek Cieślak (5)
Jerzy Rembas (3)
Zenon Plech (1)
Andrzej Huszcza (1)
1979 United Kingdom White City New Zealand New Zealand 35
Larry Ross (11)
Mitch Shirra (10)
Ivan Mauger (9)
Bruce Cribb (5)
Denmark Denmark 31
Ole Olsen (12)
Hans Nielsen (9)
Michael Lohman (6)
Finn Thomsen (4)
Bo Petersen (0)
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 19
Jiří Štancl (6)

Aleš Dryml, Sr. (5)
Zdenek Kudrna (4)
Vaclav Verner (4)
1980 Poland Wrocław England England 40
Chris Morton (11)
Michael Lee (11)
Peter Collins (10)
Dave Jessup (8)
United States United States 29
Bruce Penhall (12)
Scott Autrey (9)
Dennis Sigalos (5)
Bobby Schwartz (3)
Ron Preston (0)
Poland Poland 15
Zenon Plech (5)
Roman Jankowski (5)
Edward Jancarz (3)
Andrzej Huszcza (2)
Jerzy Rembas (0)
Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
1981 Germany Olching Denmark Denmark 36
Hans Nielsen (11)
Erik Gundersen (9)
Tommy Knudsen (9)
Ole Olsen (6)
Finn Thomsen (1)
England England 29
Chris Morton (11)
Kenny Carter (9)
John Davis (5)
Dave Jessup (3)
Gordon Kennett (1)
Germany Germany 28
Egon Müller (10)
Karl Maier (8)
Georg Hack (5)
George Gilgenreiners (5)
1982 United Kingdom White City United States United States 34
Bruce Penhall (10)
Kelly Moran (10)
Bobby Schwartz (9)
Shawn Moran (8)
Scott Autrey (0)
Denmark Denmark 27
Hans Nielsen (11)
Erik Gundersen (7)
Preben Eriksen (4)
Tommy Knudsen (1)
Ole Olsen (1)
Germany Germany 18
Karl Maier (7)
Georg Hack (5)
Egon Müller (5)
George Gilgenreiner (1)
Alois Weisböck (0)
1983 Denmark Vojens Denmark Denmark 37
Erik Gundersen (12)
Hans Nielsen (11)
Ole Olsen (7)
Peter Ravn (7)
Finn Thomsen (0)
England England 29
Michael Lee (11)
Kenny Carter (8)
Chris Morton (7)
Dave Jessup (2)
Peter Collins (1)
United States United States 27
Dennis Sigalos (9)
Bobby Schwartz (6)
Lance King (6)
Kelly Moran (6)
1984 Poland Leszno Denmark Denmark 44
Erik Gundersen (12)
Bo Petersen (12)
Hans Nielsen (11)
Preben Eriksen (9)
England England 24
Simon Wigg (9)
Phil Collins (7)
Chris Morton (4)
Peter Collins (2)
Neil Collins (2)
United States United States 20
Shawn Moran (6)
Kelly Moran (5)
Lance King (5)
Bobby Schwartz (2)
John Cook (2)
1985 United States Long Beach Denmark Denmark 37
Tommy Knudsen (12)
Erik Gundersen (10)
Hans Nielsen (10)
Preben Eriksen (5)
Bo Petersen (0)
United States United States 35
Shawn Moran (11)
Bobby Schwartz (11)
Lance King (9)
Sam Ermolenko (3)
John Cook (1)
England England 13
Jeremy Doncaster (6)
Kelvin Tatum (3)
Phil Collins (2)
Richard Knight (2)
John Davis (0)
1986 championship decided on points of three of three meetings - 1st = 3pts, 2nd = 2pts, 3rd = 1pt.
1986 Sweden Göteborg
Denmark Vojens
United Kingdom Bradford
Denmark Denmark 130 (47 + 37 + 46)
Hans Nielsen (35)
Erik Gundersen (33)
Tommy Knudsen (33)
Jan O. Pedersen (20)
John Jørgensen (8)
United States United States 4 (76)
Shawn Moran (27)
Sam Ermolenko (22)
Lance King (19)
Bobby Schwartz (5)
Rick Miller (2)
England England 3 (81)
Simon Wigg (6)
Chris Morton (3)
Kelvin Tatum (2)
Jeremy Doncaster (2)
Neil Evitts (0)
Marvyn Cox (0)
1987 championship decided on aggregate scores of three meetings.
1987 Denmark Fredericia
United Kingdom Coventry
Czechoslovakia Prague
Denmark Denmark 130 (47 + 37 + 46)
Hans Nielsen (38)
Erik Gundersen (33)
Jan O. Pedersen (32)
Tommy Knudsen (27)
England England 101 (37 + 33 + 31)
Simon Wigg (29)
Kelvin Tatum (25)
Jeremy Doncaster (24)
Simon Cross (21)
Marvyn Cox (0)
United States United States 93 (24 + 43 + 26)
Shawn Moran (23)
Rick Miller (22)
Sam Ermolenko (20)
Kelly Moran (14)
Lance King (8)
John Cook (6)
1988 United States Long Beach Denmark Denmark 44
Hans Nielsen (14)
Jan O. Pedersen (12)
Erik Gundersen (6)
Tommy Knudsen (6)
John Jørgensen (2)
United States United States 32
Sam Ermolenko (13)
Shawn Moran (8)
Lance King (6)
Kelly Moran (5)
Rick Miller (0)
Sweden Sweden 22
Per Jonsson (9)
Jimmy Nilsen (5)
Tony Olsson (4)
Henrik Gustafsson (4)
Conny Ivarsson (0)
1989 United Kingdom Bradford England England 48
Jeremy Doncaster (13)
Kelvin Tatum (12)
Paul Thorp (12)
Simon Wigg (11)
Simon Cross (0)
Denmark Denmark 34
Hans Nielsen (11)
Gert Handberg (9)
John Jørgensen (7)
Brian Karger (7)
Erik Gundersen (0)
Sweden Sweden 30
Mikael Blixt (10)
Per Jonsson (8)
Tony Olsson (7)
Erik Stenlund (5)
Jimmy Nilsen (0)
1990 Czechoslovakia Pardubice United States United States 37
Kelly Moran (12)
Sam Ermolenko (11)
Shawn Moran (10)
Billy Hamill (4)
Rick Miller (0)
England England 34
Kelvin Tatum (11)
Jeremy Doncaster (8)
Simon Wigg (8)
Gary Havelock (5)
Marvyn Cox (2)
Denmark Denmark 30
Hans Nielsen (13)
Brian Karger (5)
John Jørgensen (4)
Tommy Knudsen (4)
Bo Petersen (4)
Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
1991 Denmark Vojens Denmark Denmark 51
Jan O. Pedersen (15)
Hans Nielsen (14)
Tommy Knudsen (13)
Gert Handberg (8)
Brian Karger (1)
Sweden Sweden 30
Per Jonsson (9)
Henrik Gustafsson (7)
Jimmy Nilsen (7)
Tony Rickardsson (7)
United States United States 28
Sam Ermolenko (9)
Billy Hamill (9)
Greg Hancock (6)
Rick Miller (4)
Ronnie Correy (0)
1992 Sweden Kumla United States United States 39
Greg Hancock (11)
Sam Ermolenko (10)
Billy Hamill (10)
Ronnie Correy (5)
Bobby Ott (3)
Sweden Sweden 33
Henrik Gustafsson (12)
Per Jonsson (11)
Tony Rickardsson (7)
Peter Nahlin (2)
Jimmy Nilsen (1)
England England 31
Martin Dugard (12)
Gary Havelock (7)
Mark Loram (7)
Kelvin Tatum (3)
Joe Screen (2)
1993 United Kingdom Coventry United States United States 40
Sam Ermolenko (13)
Billy Hamill (10)
Greg Hancock (9)
Josh Larsen (5)
Bobby Ott (3)
Denmark Denmark 38
Hans Nielsen (13)
Tommy Knudsen (12)
John Jørgensen (8)
Brian Karger (5)
Sweden Sweden 28
Tony Rickardsson (9)
Peter Karlsson (7)
Per Jonsson (6)
Henrik Gustafsson (6)
From 1994 the World Pairs Championship merged into the World Team Cup.
1994 Germany Brokstedt Sweden Sweden 23
Tony Rickardsson (13)
Henrik Gustafsson (11)
Mikael Karlsson (–)
Poland Poland 20
Tomasz Gollob (16)
Jacek Gollob (4)
Dariusz Śledź (0)
Denmark Denmark 17
Tommy Knudsen (12)
Hans Nielsen (5)
Jan Staechmann (0)
1995 Poland Bydgoszcz Denmark Denmark 28
Tommy Knudsen (15)
Hans Nielsen (13)
Brian Karger (0)
England England 22
Mark Loram (11)
Chris Louis (11)
Steve Schofield (–)
United States United States 19
Sam Ermolenko (9)
Greg Hancock (8)
Billy Hamill (2)
1996 Germany Diedenbergen Poland Poland 27
Tomasz Gollob (15)
Sławomir Drabik (12)
Piotr Protasiewicz (0)
Russia Russia 22
Rinat Mardanschin (13)
Oleg Kurguskin (5)
Sergej Darkin (4)
Denmark Denmark 21
Brian Andersen (16)
Jesper B. Jensen (4)
Nicki Pedersen (1)
1997 Poland Piła Denmark Denmark 27
Hans Nielsen (14)
Tommy Knudsen (13)
Jesper B. Jensen (–)
Poland Poland 25
Tomasz Gollob (13)
Piotr Protasiewicz (12)
Jacek Krzyżaniak (0)
Sweden Sweden 21
Tony Rickardsson (17)
Jimmy Nilsen (3)
Peter Karlsson (1)
1998 Denmark Vojens United States United States 28
Billy Hamill (16)
Greg Hancock (12)
Sam Ermolenko (–)
Sweden Sweden 24
Jimmy Nilsen (13)
Peter Karlsson (6)
Tony Rickardsson (5)
Denmark Denmark 23
Hans Nielsen (10)
Brian Andersen (9)
Brian Karger (4)
From 1999 format reverted back to four riders per team plus reserve.
1999 Czech Republic Pardubice Australia Australia 51
Leigh Adams (14)
Jason Crump (13)
Ryan Sullivan (12)
Jason Lyons (10)
Todd Wiltshire (2)
Czech Republic Czech Republic 35
Aleš Dryml, Jr. (10)
Bohumil Brhel (9)
Michal Makovský (8)
Antonín Kasper, Jr. (8)
Antonín Šváb, Jr. (0)
United States United States 29
Sam Ermolenko (16)
Greg Hancock (6)
Billy Hamill (6)
Josh Larsen (2)
Ronnie Correy (0)
2000 United Kingdom Coventry Sweden Sweden 40
Tony Rickardsson (16)
Peter Karlsson (12)
Henrik Gustafsson (10)
Mikael Karlsson (2)
Niklas Klingberg (0)
England England 40
Joe Screen (12)
Mark Loram (11)
Chris Louis (8)
Carl Stonehewer (5)
Martin Dugard (4)
United States United States 35
Sam Ermolenko (16)
Greg Hancock (6)
Billy Hamill (6)
Josh Larsen (2)
Ronnie Correy (0)

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