1959 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1959 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1959 Individual Speedway World Championship.

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
29 June United KingdomWimbledon United Kingdom Ron How United Kingdom George White New Zealand Ronnie Moore
2 July United KingdomOxford United Kingdom Jack Geran United Kingdom Neil Street United Kingdom Brian Hanham
4 July United KingdomNorwich United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks New Zealand Geoff Mardon United Kingdom Bob Duckworth
4 July United KingdomBelle Vue New Zealand Ron Johnston Scotland Ken McKinlay United Kingdom Peter Craven
7 July United KingdomSouthampton United Kingdom Brian Crutcher United Kingdom Peter Moore United Kingdom Ron Mountford
10 July United KingdomLeicester Scotland Ken McKinlay United Kingdom Peter Craven New Zealand Ron Johnston
11 July United KingdomSwindon United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks United Kingdom Les McGillivray United Kingdom Nigel Boocock
11 July United KingdomCoventry United Kingdom Brian Crutcher United Kingdom Ron Mountford New Zealand Geoff Mardon
23 July United KingdomPoole New Zealand Ronnie Moore United Kingdom Ron How United Kingdom Jack Unstead
30 July United KingdomOxford United Kingdom ? Australia ? United Kingdom ?
Semi-Finals
10 August United KingdomWimbledon United Kingdom Brian Crutcher Scotland Ken McKinlay New Zealand Geoff Mardon
15 August United KingdomBelle Vue United Kingdom Ron How United Kingdom Peter Moore United Kingdom Nigel Boocock
15 August United KingdomNorwich United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Brian Crutcher United Kingdom George White
Final
25 August United KingdomSouthampton United Kingdom ? United Kingdom ? United Kingdom ?

Scandinavian Qualifications[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Semi-Finals
3 May SwedenStockholm Sweden Ulf Ericsson Sweden Birger Forsberg Sweden Goran Norlen
3 May SwedenVetlanda Sweden Arne Carlsson Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Sweden Joel Jansson
24 May DenmarkHillerod Sweden Rune Sormander Sweden Arne Carlsson Norway Aage Hansen
24 May FinlandHelsinki Sweden Bernt Nilson Sweden Ulf Ericsson Sweden Olle Nygren
Final
24 May FinlandTurku Sweden Rune Sormander Norway Aage Hansen Sweden Arne Carlsson


Scandinavian Final[edit]

  • May 31, 1959
  • Finland Turku
  • First 9 to European Final
Pos. Rider Total
1 Sweden Rune Sormander 14+3
2 Norway Aage Hansen 14+2
3 Sweden Arne Carlsson 12
4 Sweden Olle Andersson 11
5 Sweden Olle Nygren 9
6 Sweden Alf Jonsson 9
7 Finland Kalevi Lahtinen 9
8 Sweden Ulf Ericsson 8
9 Sweden Thorvald Karlsson 7
10 Finland Timo Laine 6
11 Sweden Goran Norlen 6
12 Sweden Birger Forsberg 4
13 Sweden Bernt Nilsson 4
14 Finland Aulis Lehtonen 3
15 Finland Antti Pajari 2
16 Finland Turka Sivari 1
17 Sweden Kjell Lutteman 0
18 Finland Aulis Tuominen dnr
19 Sweden Allan Nillson dnr

Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Quarter-Finals
31 May PolandOstrow Poland Joachim Maj Poland Janusz Koscielak Poland Mieczyslaw Polukard
31 May West GermanyOberhausen Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Poland Florian Kapala Poland Konstanty Pociejkowicz
31 May CzechoslovakiaLiberec Poland Stefan Kwoczala Czechoslovakia Luboš Tomíček, Sr. Czechoslovakia Richard Janicek
31 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaKranja Czechoslovakia Miroslav Spinka Poland Marian Phillip Czechoslovakia Karel Prusa
Semi-Finals
14 June CzechoslovakiaSlany Czechoslovakia Luboš Tomíček, Sr. Poland Mieczyslaw Polukard Czechoslovakia Stanislav Svoboda
14 June AustriaWieden Poland Konstanty Pociejkowicz Poland Florian Kapala Sweden Bjorn Knutsson
Continental Final
21 June West GermanyMunich West Germany Josef Hofmeister Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Poland Mieczyslaw Polukard
European Final
17 July SwedenGöteborg Sweden Ove Fundin West Germany Josef Hofmeister Poland Mieczyslaw Polukard


Continental Final[edit]

  • June 21, 1959
  •  FRG Munich
  • First 6 to European Final
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
1 West Germany (14) Josef Hofmeister 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 Sweden (2) Bjorn Knutsson 13 3 2 3 2 3 13 2
3 Poland (13) Mieczyslaw Polukard 13 2 2 3 3 3 13 3
4 Poland (9) Florian Kapala 11 3 3 E 3 2 11 4
5 Poland (1) Konstanty Pociejkowicz 10 2 1 2 2 3 10 5
6 Czechoslovakia (5) Luboš Tomíček, Sr. 9 3 0 1 3 2 9 6
7 Poland (16) Joachim Maj 8 1 3 3 F 1 8 7
8 Austria (15) Josef Bossner 8 0 2 2 2 2 8 8
9 Czechoslovakia (11) Jaroslav Mahač 7 2 3 0 1 1 7 9
10 Czechoslovakia (3) Bohumil Bartonek 7 1 1 2 2 1 7 10
11 Poland (6) Pawel Mirowski 5 0 1 1 1 2 5 11
12 Czechoslovakia (4) Milan Špinka 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 12
13 Czechoslovakia (8) Zdenek Dominik 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 13
14 Czechoslovakia (10) Richard Janichek 4 1 0 1 1 1 4 14
15 Czechoslovakia (7) Stanislaw Svoboda 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 15
16 Czechoslovakia (12) František Irmis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
East Germany (17) Alfred Aberl 0 0
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

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

European Final[edit]

  • July 17, 1959
  • Sweden Göteborg
  • First 6 to World final plus 1 reserve
Pos. Rider Total
1 Sweden Ove Fundin 14
2 West Germany Josef Hofmeister 13
3 Poland Mieczyslaw Polukard 12
4 Sweden Rune Sormander 11
5 Sweden Olle Nygren 10
6 Sweden Arne Carlsson 9
7 Poland Florian Kapala 9
8 Sweden Bjorn Knutsson 7
9 Norway Aage Hansen 7
10 Poland Konstanty Pociejkowicz 6
11 Czechoslovakia Luboš Tomíček, Sr. 6
12 Sweden Alf Jonsson 5
13 Finland Kalevi Lahtinen 4
14 Czechoslovakia Milan Špinka 3
15 Sweden Aage Andersson 2
16 Czechoslovakia Bohumil Bartonek 1

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
1 New Zealand (13) Ronnie Moore 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 Sweden (14) Ove Fundin 13 2 2 3 3 3 13 2
3 New Zealand (10) Barry Briggs 11+3 3 1 1 3 3 11 3
4 Sweden (16) Olle Nygren 11+2 1 2 3 2 3 11 4
5 Australia (6) Aub Lawson 11+1 3 3 2 2 1 11 5
6 United Kingdom (3) Brian Crutcher 10 3 2 2 1 2 10 6
7 Sweden (11) Arne Carlsson 8 2 3 1 1 1 8 7
8 United Kingdom (7) Peter Craven 7 0 1 2 2 2 7 8
9 United Kingdom (2) George White 7 1 0 3 2 1 7 9
10 New Zealand (4) Geoff Mardon 6 2 3 0 1 E 6 10
11 Sweden (5) Rune Sormander 6 2 1 1 0 2 6 11
12 Poland (1) Mieczysław Połukard 5 0 2 0 1 2 5 12
13 West Germany (9) Josef Hofmeister 4 0 E 1 3 F 4 13
14 United Kingdom (8) Ron How 3 1 1 E E 1 3 14
15 New Zealand (12) Peter Moore 3 1 0 2 0 0 3 15
16 United Kingdom (15) Cyril Roger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
R1 Scotland (R1) Ken McKinlay 0 0 R1
R2 Poland (R2) Florian Kapala 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

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