1962 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1962 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1962 Individual Speedway World Championship.

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
4 June United KingdomNewcastle United Kingdom Brian Craven United Kingdom Stan Stevens United Kingdom Gil Goldfinch
4 June United KingdomExeter United Kingdom Cliff Cox United Kingdom Len Silver United Kingdom Chris Julian
6 June United KingdomPoole United Kingdom Tony Lewis Australia Peter Vandenberg United Kingdom Geoff Mudge
7 June United KingdomSheffield United Kingdom Guy Allot United Kingdom Clive Featherby United Kingdom Dick Campbell
7 June United KingdomPlymouth United Kingdom Jimmy Squibb United Kingdom Peter Jarman United Kingdom Ross Gilbertson
8 June United KingdomWolverhampton United Kingdom Willie Templeton Australia Graham Warren United Kingdom Norman Hunter
8 June United KingdomLeicester United Kingdom Ivor Brown United Kingdom Harry Edwards United Kingdom Gil Goldfinch
8 June United KingdomBradford United Kingdom Brian Craven United Kingdom Cliff Cox United Kingdom Tommy Roper
9 June WalesNeath United Kingdom Eric Boothroyd New Zealand Trevor Redmond United Kingdom Geoff Mudge
9 June ScotlandEdinburgh New Zealand Wayne Briggs United Kingdom Clive Featherby United Kingdom Doug Templeton
9 June United KingdomCradley Heath United Kingdom Ivor Brown United Kingdom Ross Gilbertson United Kingdom Tony Lewis
9 June United KingdomStoke United Kingdom Ken Adams United Kingdom Peter Jarman United Kingdom Tommy Roper
15 June United KingdomWolverhampton Australia Peter Vandenberg United Kingdom Jimmy Squibb United Kingdom Doug Templeton
30 June United KingdomCoventry Scotland Ken McKinlay United Kingdom Ron Mountford New Zealand Barry Briggs
30 June United KingdomSwindon New Zealand Ronnie Moore United Kingdom Les Owen New Zealand Bob Andrews
2 July United KingdomWimbledon New Zealand Ronnie Moore New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Peter Moore
3 July United KingdomSouthampton United Kingdom Alby Golden Australia Neil Street United Kingdom Ronnie Genz
5 July United KingdomOxford United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Billy Bales United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks
6 July United KingdomIpswich New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Dick Fisher United Kingdom Peter Moore
6 July United KingdomLeicester United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Ron How United Kingdom Ian Williams
7 July United KingdomMiddlesbrough Australia Peter Vandenberg United Kingdom Eric Boothroyd New Zealand Wayne Briggs
7 July United KingdomNorwich United Kingdom Ron How New Zealand Bob Andrews United Kingdom Billy Bales
7 July United KingdomBelle Vue United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Dick Fisher United Kingdom Gerald Jackson
Semi-Finals
24 July United KingdomSouthampton United Kingdom Peter Craven New Zealand Barry Briggs Scotland Ken McKinlay
25 July United KingdomWimbledon United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Ronnie Moore New Zealand Barry Briggs
27 July United KingdomNorwich New Zealand Barry Briggs New Zealand Ronnie Moore United Kingdom Peter Craven
5 August United KingdomNorwich New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Billy Bales

Scandinavian Qualifications[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Qualifications
29 April SwedenMalilla  ?  ?  ?
1 May SwedenVisby  ?  ?  ?
3 May SwedenStockholm  ?  ?  ?
24 May DenmarkOdense Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Leif Larsson
27 May SwedenMalilla Sweden Gote Nordin Sweden Ake Andersson Sweden Bengt Branneffors
Final
3 June DenmarkHillerod Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Sweden Gote Nordin Sweden Ove Fundin


Scandinavian Final[edit]

  • July 3, 1962
  • Denmark Hillerod
  • 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 Sweden (13) Bjorn Knutsson 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
2 Sweden (10) Gote Nordin 14 3 3 2 3 3 14 2
3 Sweden (4) Ove Fundin 12 3 3 0 3 3 12 3
4 Sweden (6) Soren Sjosten 12 3 2 3 1 3 12 4
5 Sweden (1) Bengt Branneffors 10 2 2 2 3 1 10 5
6 Sweden (9) Arne Karlsson 9 0 1 3 2 3 9 6
7 Norway (2) Aage Hansen 8.5 1 1/2 3 2 2 8.5 7
8 Sweden (7) Rune Sormander 8 2 3 1 2 T 8 8
9 Sweden (15) Leif Larsson 8 2 2 2 0 2 8 9
10 Denmark (5) Kurt W.Petersen 6 1 0 1 2 2 6 10
11 Norway (12) Sverre Harrfeldt 5 2 2 0 1 F 5 11
12 Sweden (11) Per Tage Svensson 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 12
13 Sweden (8) Inge Gustafsson 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 13
14 Sweden (16) Willihard Thomsson 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 14
15 Sweden (14) Ake Andersson 2.5 1 1/2 1 0 - 2.5 15
16 Sweden (3) Goran Norlen 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 16
R1 Sweden (R1) Evert Andersson 0 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

Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Quarter-Finals
7 April AustriaWieden Czechoslovakia Luboš Tomíček, Sr. West Germany Manfred Poschenrieder Austria Josef Bossner
13 May Soviet UnionRovno Poland Joachim Maj Czechoslovakia Bedzich Slany Soviet Union Viktor Trofimov
13 May CzechoslovakiaOstrava Czechoslovakia Antonin Kasper, Sr. Poland Andrzej Domiszewski Poland Konstanty Pociejkowicz
13 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaOsijek Poland Pawel Waloszek Poland Florian Kapala Soviet Union Igor Plechanov
Semi-Finals
3 June Soviet UnionLvov Czechoslovakia Bedzich Slany Poland Janusz Suchecki Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Volf, Jr.
3 June PolandWarsaw Poland Marian Kaiser Poland Henryk Zyto Poland Florian Kapala
Continental Final
17 June PolandWroclaw Poland Marian Kaiser Poland Pawel Waloszek Czechoslovakia Luboš Tomíček, Sr.
European Final
29 June NorwayOslo Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Gote Nordin


Continental Final[edit]

  • June 17, 1962
  • Poland Wroclaw
  • 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 (1) Marian Kaiser 14 2 3 3 3 3 14 1
2 Poland (13) Pawel Waloszek 13 2 2 3 3 3 13 2
3 Czechoslovakia (15) Luboš Tomíček, Sr. 12 3 3 3 2 1 12 3
4 Poland (10) Florian Kapala 11 3 3 0 3 2 11 4
5 Soviet Union (7) Igor Plechanov 10 3 1 2 2 2 10 5
6 Poland (9) Henryk Zyto 9 2 1 F 3 3 9 6
7 Soviet Union (2) Farid Shajnurov 9 3 2 2 1 1 9 7
8 Poland (4) Stanislaw Tkocz 8 1 2 1 1 3 8 8
9 Czechoslovakia (5) Bedzich Slany 6 2 0 0 2 2 6 9 3
10 Czechoslovakia (12) Jaroslav Volf, Jr. 6 0 3 1 0 2 6 10 2
11 Poland (3) Jerzy Suchecki 6 0 2 2 1 1 6 11 F
12 Poland (14) Konstanty Pociejkowicz 5 1 0 3 1 0 5 12
13 Czechoslovakia (11) Antonin Novak 4 1 0 0 2 1 4 13
14 Poland (6) Joachim Maj 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 14
15 Soviet Union (16) Boris Samorodov 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 15
16 Czechoslovakia (8) Stanislav Kubicek 2 0 1 1 0 X 2 16
R1 Poland (R1) Bronislaw Rogal 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]

  • June 26, 1962
  • Norway Oslo
  • 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 (12) Bjorn Knutsson 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 Sweden (1) Ove Fundin 12 3 3 3 E 3 12 2
3 Sweden (10) Gote Nordin 12 2 3 3 2 2 12 3
4 Sweden (13) Soren Sjosten 10 3 2 1 2 2 10 4
5 Soviet Union (14) Igor Plechanov 10 2 2 1 2 3 10 5
6 Sweden (2) Arne Karlsson 9 F 1 2 3 3 9 6
7 Poland (3) Pawel Waloszek 9 2 1 2 3 1 9 7
8 Sweden (7) Rune Sormander 9 2 2 2 1 2 9 8
9 Poland (11) Henryk Zyto 7 1 3 0 1 2 7 9
10 Norway (5) Aage Hansen 7 3 1 1 1 1 7 10
11 Poland (8) Marian Kaiser 6 0 2 3 0 1 6 11
12 Poland (9) Florian Kapala 4 0 0 0 3 1 4 12
13 Czechoslovakia (6) Lubos Tomicek, Sr. 3 1 0 2 E E 3 13
14 Sweden (15) Bengt Branneffors 3 1 0 0 2 E 3 14
15 Poland (16) Stanislaw Tkocz 2 F 1 1 0 0 2 15
16 Soviet Union (4) Farid Shajnurov 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 16
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 United Kingdom (14) Peter Craven 14 3 2 3 3 3 14 1
2 New Zealand (2) Barry Briggs 13 1 3 3 3 3 13 2
3 Sweden (10) Ove Fundin 10 3 0 1 3 3 10 3 3
4 Sweden (6) Björn Knutsson 10 3 1 E 3 3 10 4 2
5 New Zealand (3) Ronnie Moore 9 3 3 E 2 1 9 5
6 United Kingdom (9) Bob Andrews 9 0 3 2 2 2 9 6
7 Scotland (7) Ken McKinlay 9 2 2 3 2 F 9 7
8 Sweden (1) Göte Nordin 9 2 2 2 1 2 9 8
9 Sweden (4) Sören Sjösten 8 0 3 2 1 2 8 9
10 Soviet Union (11) Igor Plechanov 7 1 1 3 1 1 7 10
11 Sweden (13) Rune Sörmander 7 2 1 0 2 2 7 11
12 United Kingdom (12) Ron How 6 2 2 2 0 0 6 12
13 Sweden (16) Arne Carlsson 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 13
14 Poland (5) Paweł Waloszek 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 14
15 United Kingdom (15) Mike Broadbank 2 1 E 0 0 1 2 15
16 United Kingdom (8) Ron Mountford 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Nigel Boocock 0 0 R1
R2 Poland (R2) Henryk Żyto 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