1961 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1961 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1961 Individual Speedway World Championship.

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
22 May United KingdomExeter United Kingdom Eric Hockaday United Kingdom Jim Lightfoot United Kingdom Pete Lansdale
24 May United KingdomPoole United Kingdom Maury Mattingley United Kingdom Tony Lewis United Kingdom Ken Middleditch
25 May United KingdomMiddlesbrough United Kingdom Dick Campbell Australia Peter Vandenberg United Kingdom Geoff Mudge
26 May United KingdomWolverhampton Australia Graham Warren United Kingdom Harry Edwards United Kingdom Eric Hockaday
26 May United KingdomRayleigh United Kingdom Johnnie Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Gil Goldfinch United Kingdom Ken Adams
26 May United KingdomPlymouth United Kingdom Jack Scott United Kingdom Tony Lewis United Kingdom Chris Julian
27 May ScotlandEdinburgh United Kingdom Jim Lightfoot United Kingdom Doug Templeton United Kingdom Dick Campbell
27 May United KingdomCradley Heath United Kingdom Harry Bastable United Kingdom Ivor Brovn Australia Peter Vandenberg
1 June United KingdomSheffield United Kingdom Clive Featherby United Kingdom Clice Cox Scotland George Hunter
3 June United KingdomStoke United Kingdom Morrie Mattingley United Kingdom Ken Adams United Kingdom Stan Stevens
3 July United KingdomWimbledon New Zealand Ronnie Moore United Kingdom Ron How United Kingdom Jim Tebby
4 July United KingdomSouthampton United Kingdom Peter Craven New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Ray Cresp
5 July United KingdomNew Cross New Zealand Bob Andrews United Kingdom Split Waterman Scotland Ken McKinlay
6 July United KingdomOxford Australia Jack Young United Kingdom Ronnie Genz United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks
6 July United KingdomIpswich United Kingdom Peter Moore United Kingdom Johny Chamberlain United Kingdom Ray Cresp
7 July United KingdomLeicester New Zealand Ronnie Moore Scotland Ken McKinlay United Kingdom Danny Dunton
8 July United KingdomSwindon United Kingdom Cyril Maidment United Kingdom Tadeusz Teodorowicz Australia Neil Street
8 July United KingdomCoventry United Kingdom Peter Moore United Kingdom Bob Duckworth New Zealand Bob Andrews
8 July United KingdomNorwich United Kingdom Billy Bales United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks United Kingdom Split Waterman
8 July United KingdomBelle Vue United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Gerald Jackson United Kingdom Eric Williams
Semi-Finals
31 July United KingdomWimbledon New Zealand Ronnie Moore New Zealand Barry Briggs New Zealand Bob Andrews
1 August United KingdomSouthampton United Kingdom Ron How United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Cyril Maidment
5 August United KingdomBelle Vue New Zealand Ronnie Moore New Zealand Doug Davies United Kingdom Nigel Boocock
5 August United KingdomNorwich New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Billy Bales
Final
2 September United KingdomWembley New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Peter Craven New Zealand Ronnie Moore

British Final[edit]

  • 2 September 1961
  • United Kingdom Wembley
  • First 8 to World final plus 1 reserve
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 21
1 New Zealand (7) Barry Briggs 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 United Kingdom (3) Peter Craven 14 3 2 3 3 3 14 2
3 New Zealand (12) Ronnie Moore 12 3 3 3 2 1 12 3
4 Scotland (5) Ken McKinlay 9 0 3 2 1 3 9 4
5 United Kingdom (1) Ron How 9 2 2 2 0 3 9 5
6 New Zealand (4) Bob Andrews 9 1 2 2 3 1 9 6
7 Australia (16) Ray Cresp 8 1 1 3 2 1 8 7
8 United Kingdom (15) Mike Broadbanks 7 3 1 1 0 2 7 8
9 United Kingdom (14) Cyril Maidment 7 2 3 1 1 0 7 9
10 United Kingdom (9) Ronnie Genz 7 1 1 2 1 2 7 10
11 Australia (6) Jack Young 7 1 1 1 2 2 7 11
12 South Africa (11) Doug Davies 5 0 0 0 3 2 5 12
13 Australia (8) Neil Street 5 2 0 0 2 1 5 13
14 United Kingdom (2) Peter Moore 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 14
15 Australia (10) Jack Scott 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 15
16 United Kingdom (13) Nigel Boocock 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Cliff Taylor 0 0 R1
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 21

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

Scandinavian Qualifications[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Qualifications
30 April SwedenVetlanda  ?  ?  ?
1 May SwedenVisby  ?  ?  ?
4 May SwedenGöteborg  ?  ?  ?
26 May NorwayOslo Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Norway Aage Hansen
28 May FinlandHelsinki Sweden Per-Tage Svensson Sweden Rune Sormander Denmark Arne Pander
Final
11 June SwedenGislaved Sweden Ove Fundin Denmark Arne Pander Sweden Bjorn Knutsson

Scandinavian Final[edit]

  • 11 June 1961
  • Sweden Gislaved
  • First 8 to European Final
Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 Sweden Ove Fundin 14
2 Denmark Arne Pander 13
3 Sweden Bjorn Knutsson 13
4 Sweden Per-Tage Svensson 12
5 Sweden Evert Andersson 10
6 Sweden Gote Nordin 10
7 Sweden Leif Larsson 8
8 Sweden Rune Sormander 8
9 Sweden Goran Norlen 7
10 Sweden Arne Carlsson 7
11 Sweden Soren Sjosten 6
12 Sweden Joel Jansson 5
13 Sweden Bernt Nilsson 3
14 Finland Timo Laine 2
15 Norway Rolf Westerberg 1
16 Sweden Curt Eldh 2
R1 Norway Aage Hansen dnr
R1 Finland Kalevi Lahtinen dnr

Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Quarter-Finals
28 May PolandPoznan Czechoslovakia Bohumil Bartonek Czechoslovakia Bedzich Slany Poland Stanislaw Tkocz
28 May CzechoslovakiaLiberec Poland Bronislaw Idzikowski Soviet Union Farid Shajnurov Soviet Union Igor Plechanov
28 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaKrsko Poland Konstanty Pociejkowicz Czechoslovakia Bohumil Rednek Poland Henryk Zyto
28 May West GermanyAbensberg West Germany Josef Hofmeister Poland Marian Kaiser Czechoslovakia Antonin Kasper, Sr.
Semi-Finals
17 June AustriaLinz West Germany Josef Hofmeister Czechoslovakia Antonin Kasper, Sr. Poland Marian Kaiser
18 June PolandWarsaw Poland Stanislaw Tkocz Poland Mieczysław Połukard Poland Florian Kapala
Continental Final
23 July CzechoslovakiaSlany Poland Florian Kapala Soviet Union Igor Plechanov Poland Stanislaw Tkocz
European Final
26 August AustriaWieden Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Soviet Union Igor Plechanov

Continental Final[edit]

  • 23 July 1961
  • Czechoslovakia Slany
  • First 8 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 21
1 Poland (2) Florian Kapala 14 3 3 3 2 3 14 1
2 Soviet Union (1) Igor Plechanov 14 2 3 3 3 3 14 2
3 Poland (6) Stanislaw Tkocz 12 2 2 2 3 3 12 3
4 Poland (8) Henryk Zyto 10 3 1 3 1 2 10 4
5 West Germany (7) Josef Hofmeister 9 1 3 3 0 2 9 5
6 Poland (12) Konstanty Pociejkowicz 9 2 2 1 2 2 9 6
7 Poland (4) Kaziemirz Bentke 8 1 X 2 2 3 8 7
8 Poland (15) Marian Kaiser 7 3 2 2 X - 7 8
9 Poland (11) Mieczysław Połukard 7 X 1 1 3 2 7 9
10 Poland (14) Joachim Maj 7 2 1 2 1 1 7 10
11 Czechoslovakia (16) Antonin Kasper, Sr. 7 1 3 0 2 1 7 11
12 Czechoslovakia (10) Bedrich Slany 6 3 0 1 1 1 6 12
13 Poland (9) Stanislaw Rurarz 5 1 2 1 1 0 5 13
14 Poland (3) Bronislaw Idzikowski 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 14
15 Czechoslovakia (13) Bohumil Bartonek 1 X 0 0 E 1 1 15
16 Poland (5) Bernard Kacperak 1 0 1 E 0 0 1 16
R1 Poland (R1) Stefan Kepa 0 0 R1
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 21

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]

  • 26 August 1961
  • Austria Wieden
  • First 8 to World Final plus 1 reserve
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 21
1 Sweden (8) Ove Fundin 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 Sweden (11) Björn Knutsson 14 3 3 3 2 3 14 2
3 Soviet Union (3) Igor Plechanov 11 3 2 1 3 2 11 3
4 Sweden (4) Rune Sormander 10 2 1 3 3 1 10 4
5 Poland (6) Florian Kapala 10 2 3 2 2 1 10 5
6 Poland (12) Stanislaw Tkocz 10 1 0 3 3 3 10 6
7 Sweden (15) Gote Nordin 9 3 1 2 1 2 9 7
8 West Germany (16) Josef Hofmeister 9 2 2 1 1 3 9 8
9 Sweden (5) Leif Larsson 8 1 2 1 2 2 8 9
10 Poland (9) Henryk Zyto 7 2 3 2 F - 7 10
11 Sweden (2) Evert Andersson 6 1 2 0 1 2 6 11
12 Sweden (10) Per-Tage Svensson 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 12
13 Sweden (14) Goran Norlen 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 13
14 Poland (7) Mieczysław Połukard 1 0 0 1 - - 1 14
15 Poland (13) Marian Kaiser 1 1 F E E 0 1 15
16 Poland (1) Kaziemirz Bentke 0 NS NS NS NS NS 0 16
R1 Austria (R1) Josef Bossner 3 1 1 1 3 R1
R2 Austria (R2) Johan Hartl 0 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 21

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

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 21
1 Sweden (6) Ove Fundin 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
2 Sweden (4) Björn Knutsson 12 3 3 3 F 3 12 2 3
3 Sweden (13) Göte Nordin 12 2 2 2 3 3 12 3 2
4 New Zealand (15) Barry Briggs 12 1 3 3 2 3 12 4 1
5 United Kingdom (2) Bob Andrews 10 2 2 2 1 3 10 5
6 New Zealand (16) Ronnie Moore 10 3 1 2 2 2 10 6
7 Poland (3) Florian Kapala 8 0 2 2 3 1 8 7
8 Sweden (7) Rune Sörmander 7 2 1 0 3 1 7 8
9 United Kingdom (9) Ron How 7 2 3 1 1 0 7 9
10 United Kingdom (8) Peter Craven 6 F 2 3 0 1 6 10
11 Scotland (10) Ken McKinlay 5 3 F 1 1 E 5 11
12 United Kingdom (12) Cyril Maidment 4 1 0 1 2 0 4 12
13 Soviet Union (1) Igor Plechanov 4 1 0 1 0 2 4 13
14 Australia (5) Ray Cresp 3 F 1 0 F 2 3 14
15 Poland (11) Stanislav Tkocz 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 15
16 United Kingdom (14) Mike Broadbank 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 16
R1 Australia (R1) Jack Young 0 0 R1
R2 Sweden (R2) Leif Larsson 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 21

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