1960 Speedway World Team Cup

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1960 Speedway World Team Cup
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1960 Speedway World Team Cup was the first FIM Speedway World Team Cup season. The final took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. The World Champion title was won by Sweden team (44 pts) who beat England (30 pts), Czechoslovakia (15 pts) and Poland (7 pts).

Sweden's reigning World Champion Ove Fundin went through the entire World Team Cup undefeated. This feat would not be matched until Australia's Jason Crump went through the 2001 Speedway World Cup undefeated. To honour Fundin's deeds in 1960, the winners of the current Speedway World Cup (which replaced the Team World Cup in 2001) receive the Ove Fundin Trophy.

Qualification[edit]

Scandinavian Round[edit]

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
 Sweden - 43
Ove Fundin - 12
Rune Sormander - 11
Olle Nygren - 10
Alf Jonsson - 10
 Denmark - 25
Arne Pander - 10
Hans P. Boiisen - 7
Kurt W. Pedersen - 6
Svend Nissen - 2
Poul Wissing - 0
 Norway - 21
Aage Hansen - 11
Rolf Mellerud - 3
Nils K. Paulsen - 3
Rolf Westerberg - 3
Sverre Harrfeldt - 1
 Finland - 7
Kalevi Lahtinen - 3
Antti Pajari - 2
Timo Laine - 1
Valle Seliverstov - 1
Aulis Lethonen - 0

* Sweden to Final

British Round[edit]

Team Points R1 R2 R3 R4
 England 134 35 24 33 42
 New Zealand 106 28 27 23 28
 Australia 72 18 22 12 20
Challengers 72 15 23 28 6

* England to Final

Central European Round[edit]

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
 Czechoslovakia - 47
Stanislav Svoboda - 12
Frantisek Richter - 12
Lubos Tomicek - 12
Antonin Kasper - 11
 West Germany - 26
Josef Hofmeister - 9
Alfred Aberl - 8
Josef Seidl - 7
Hans Jager - 2
 Austria - 13
Ferdinand Troner - 5
Josef Bossner - 3
Kurt Schwingenschlogl - 3
Erich Luther - 1
Leopold Dolanski - 1
 Netherlands - 8
Hans van der Sluis - 3
Tonny Kroeze - 3
Thei Bisschops - 2

* Czechoslovakia to Final

East European Round[edit]

Round was canceled. Poland was qualify to the final. East Germany, Hungary and Yugoslavia windraw.

World Final[edit]

Pos. National team Pts. Riders
1st  Sweden 44

Rune Sormander - 11 (3,2,3,3)
Ove Fundin - 12 (3,3,3,3)
Olle Nygren - 12 (3,3,3,3)
Bjorn Knutsson - 9 (3,E,3,3)
res. Gote Nordin - NS

2nd  England 30

Peter Craven - 8 (2,2,2,2)
Ron How - 7 (2,3,2,-)
Ken McKinlay - 8 (2,3,1,2)
Nigel Boocock - 1 (1,0,-,-)
res. George White - 6 (-,-,2,2/2)

3rd  Czech Republic 15

Luboš Tomíček, Sr. - 4 (0,2,1,1)
Jaroslav Mahac - 3 (1,1,1,0)
Frantisek Richter - 3 (1,1,1,F)
Antonín Kasper, Sr. - 5 (2,0,2,1)
res. Bohumil Bartonek - NS

4  Poland 7

Konstanty Pociejkowicz - 3 (1,2,E,0)
Marian Kaiser - 2 (0,1,0,1)
Mieczyslaw Polukard - 2 (0,1,0,1)
Jan Malinowski - 0 (E,0,F,0)
res. Bronislaw Rogal - 0 (0)

See also[edit]