1968 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1968 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1968 Individual Speedway World Championship.

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
25 May United KingdomKings Lynn United Kingdom Malcolm Simmons United Kingdom Terry Betts United Kingdom Ray Wilson
25 May United KingdomHalifax Australia Jim Airey United Kingdom Dave Younghusband United Kingdom Greg Kentwell
25 May United KingdomCoventry United Kingdom Nigel Boocock United Kingdom Norman Hunter United Kingdom Dave Hemus
25 May United KingdomBelle Vue New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Tommy Roper Australia Charlie Monk
27 May United KingdomNewcastle New Zealand Ivan Mauger New Zealand Barry Briggs Scotland Bert Harkins
27 May United KingdomExeter United Kingdom Martin Ashby United Kingdom Jimmy Squibb United Kingdom Eric Boocock
28 May United KingdomWest Ham United Kingdom Norman Hunter United Kingdom Nigel Boocock New Zealand Ivan Mauger
28 May United KingdomLeicester New Zealand Bill Andrews United Kingdom Bob Kilby Australia John Boulger
29 May United KingdomPoole Australia John Boulger New Zealand Bill Andrews United Kingdom Geoff Mudge
30 May United KingdomOxford United Kingdom Colin Gooddy United Kingdom Terry Betts United Kingdom Ronnie Genz
30 May United KingdomWimbledon United Kingdom Martin Ashby United Kingdom Nigel Boocock United Kingdom Trevor Hedge
30 May United KingdomSheffield Australia Charlie Monk United Kingdom Colin Pratt United Kingdom John Dews
31 May United KingdomWolverhampton United Kingdom James Bond Australia Jim Airey Australia Peter Vandenberg
31 May United KingdomHackney New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Colin Pratt United Kingdom Les McGillivray
31 May WalesNewport United Kingdom Cyril Francis United Kingdom Chris Julian United Kingdom Eric Boothroyd
31 May ScotlandGlasgow United Kingdom Bob Kilby Scotland Bert Harkins Scotland Jim McMillan
1 June United KingdomCradley Heath New Zealand Bill Andrews United Kingdom Trevor Hedge United Kingdom Reg Luckhurst
1 June United KingdomSwindon New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Bob Kilby United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks
1 June ScotlandCoatbridge United Kingdom Martin Ashby United Kingdom Ray Wilson United Kingdom Colin Pratt
Semi-Finals
27 July United KingdomSheffield New Zealand Barry Briggs New Zealand Bill Andrews United Kingdom Norman Hunter
2 July United KingdomPoole New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Martin Ashby United Kingdom Terry Betts
Final
11 July United KingdomWimbledon New Zealand Ivan Mauger New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Eric Boocock
British-Nordic Final
6 August United KingdomWest Ham New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Nigel Boocock Norway Reidar Eide


British Final[edit]

  • July 11, 1968
  • United Kingdom Wimbledon
  • First 10 to British-Nordic 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 (12) Ivan Mauger 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 New Zealand (14) Barry Briggs 14 3 3 3 2 3 14 2
3 United Kingdom (5) Eric Boocock 13 3 3 2 3 2 13 3
4 United Kingdom (11) Martin Ashby 10 1 3 2 3 1 10 4
5 United Kingdom (6) Trevor Hedge 10 2 2 3 3 0 10 5
6 United Kingdom (10) Nigel Boocock 9 2 1 1 2 3 9 6
7 United Kingdom (13) Norman Hunter 9 1 2 3 2 1 9 7
8 Scotland (4) Jim McMillan 8 3 1 2 2 0 8 8
9 United Kingdom (1) Terry Betts 7 2 1 1 1 2 7 9
10 United Kingdom (3) Dave Younghusband 6 1 0 2 1 2 6 10
11 Australia (15) Geoff Mudge 6 2 1 1 1 1 6 11
12 Australia (8) Charlie Monk 5 1 2 1 1 0 5 12
13 United Kingdom (16) Mike Broadbanks 3 0 0 E 0 3 3 13
14 United Kingdom (2) Ray Wilson 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 14
15 Australia (9) Peter Vandenberg 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 15
16 United Kingdom (7) Bob Andrews 0 F - - - - 0 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Reg Luckhurst 2 2 F 2 R1
R2 Australia (R2) Jim Airey 0 X 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

British-Nordic Final[edit]

  • August 6, 1968
  • United Kingdom West Ham
  • First 8 to European 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 (11) Ivan Mauger 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 United Kingdom (5) Nigel Boocock 13 3 3 3 2 2 13 2 3
3 Norway (16) Reidar Eide 13 2 3 2 3 3 13 3 2
4 United Kingdom (7) Martin Ashby 11 2 2 3 3 1 11 4
5 Norway (15) Sverre Harffeldt 10 3 0 1 3 3 10 5
6 United Kingdom (9) Terry Betts 10 2 1 3 2 2 10 6
7 United Kingdom (1) Trevor Hedge 9 3 2 1 2 1 9 7
8 United Kingdom (3) Eric Boocock 7 2 1 2 1 1 7 8
9 United Kingdom (13) Norman Hunter 6 1 0 1 1 3 6 9
10 New Zealand (12) Barry Briggs 6 1 F 2 1 2 6 10
11 Norway (10) Odd Fossengen 5 0 3 2 0 0 5 11
12 Scotland (8) Jim McMillan 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 12
13 Norway (6) Oyvind Berg 4 1 2 0 1 0 4 13
14 Denmark (2) Ole Olsen 4 1 1 0 2 F 4 14
15 United Kingdom (4) Dave Younghusband 1 0 1 0 0 F 1 15
16 Norway (14) Gotfried Andersen 0 0 0 0 - - 0 16
R1 Norway (R1) Per J.Aulle 1 0 1 1 R1
R2 Australia (R2) Geoff Mudge 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

Scandinavian Qualifications[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Qualifications
28 April SwedenMalilla Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Bengt Jansson Sweden Anders Michanek
1 May SwedenVisby Sweden Soren Sjosten Sweden Torbjorn Harrysson Sweden Olle Nygren
27 May SwedenMalmo Sweden Gunnar Malmqvist Sweden Anders Michanek Sweden Hans Holmqvist
28 May SwedenGoteborg Sweden Bernt Persson Sweden Gunnar Malmqvist Sweden Torbjorn Harrysson
30 May SwedenLinkoping Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Bengt Jansson Sweden Gunnar Malmqvist
Final
2 June DenmarkHillerod Norway Reidar Eide Norway Oyvind Berg Norway Odd Fossengen


Scandinavian Final[edit]

  • June 2, 1968
  • Denmark Hillerod
  • First 8 to British-Nordic 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 Norway (10) Reidar Eide 14 3 3 3 2 3 14 1
2 Norway (1) Oyvind Berg 13 3 3 2 3 2 13 2
3 Norway (11) Odd Fossengen 12 1 3 3 3 2 12 3
4 Norway (5) Sverre Harffeldt 11 3 1 1 3 3 11 4
5 Denmark (2) Ole Olsen 11 2 2 2 2 3 11 5
6 Denmark (9) Gotfried Andersen 11 2 2 2 3 2 11 6
7 Norway (3) Per J.Aulie 9 1 2 3 0 3 9 7
8 Norway (16) Ole Todnem 9 3 3 1 1 1 9 8
9 Denmark (15) Kurt Bogh 7 F 1 3 2 1 7 9
10 Denmark (13) Preben Moller Christensen 6 2 0 2 0 2 6 10
11 Denmark (8) Jens Ring 6 2 2 1 1 0 6 11
12 Norway (14) Helgie Langlie 3 F 0 - 2 1 3 12
13 Finland (4) Matti Olin 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 13
14 Norway (6) Eidar Egedius 2 1 1 E F - 2 14
15 Finland (7) Timo Laine 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 15
16 Finland (12) Jouko Naskali 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
R1 Denmark (R1) Per Ehlert 1 1 1 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
4 May East GermanyMeissen Soviet Union Boris Samorodov Czechoslovakia Jan Holub I Poland Antoni Woryna
5 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaSvetozarevo Soviet Union Gennadij Kurilenko Poland Joachim Maj Soviet Union Jurij Chekranov
5 May HungaryMiskolc Poland Konstanty Pociejkowicz Poland Henryk Glucklich Soviet Union Viktor Trofimov
5 May West GermanyAbensberg Poland Jan Mucha Soviet Union Igor Plechanov Czechoslovakia Luboš Tomíček, Sr.
Semi-Finals
26 May CzechoslovakiaMseno Czechoslovakia Luboš Tomíček, Sr. Poland Konstanty Pociejkowicz Poland Jerzy Trzeszkowski
27 May PolandRybnik Poland Antoni Woryna Poland Joachim Maj Poland Andrzej Wyglenda
Continental Final
21 June Soviet UnionUfa Soviet Union Gennadij Kurilenko Poland Pawel Waloszek Soviet Union Vladimir Smirnov
European Final
25 August PolandWroclaw Poland Pawel Waloszek Poland Antoni Woryna Poland Jerzy Trzeszkowski


Continental Final[edit]

  • June 21, 1968
  • Soviet Union Ufa
  • First 8 to European 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 Soviet Union (2) Gennadij Kurilenko 12 3 1 3 3 2 12 1
2 Poland (6) Pawel Waloszek 10 2 3 3 2 0 10 2
3 Soviet Union (16) Vladimir Smirnov 10 3 0 2 2 3 10 3
4 Poland (15) Edward Jancarz 10 2 1 1 3 3 10 4
5 Poland (13) Jerzy Trzeszkowski 10 1 3 3 2 1 10 5
6 Poland (12) Antoni Woryna 9 2 2 2 1 2 9 6
7 Soviet Union (11) Igor Plechanov 8 3 3 0 0 2 8 7 3
8 Poland (3) Konstanty Pociejkowicz 8 2 0 F 3 3 8 8 2
9 Poland (7) Jerzy Padewski 8 3 2 0 3 F 8 9 1
10 Czechoslovakia (9) Jan Holub I 7 1 1 3 1 1 7 10
11 Poland (1) Andrzej Wyglenda 7 1 2 1 2 1 7 11
12 Poland (8) Zygmunt Pytko 6 0 3 2 1 0 6 12
13 Soviet Union (10) Boris Samorodov 6 0 2 1 1 2 6 13
14 Poland (5) Jan Mucha 4 1 0 0 0 3 4 14
15 Poland (4) Joachim Maj 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 15
16 Czechoslovakia (14) Luboš Tomíček, Sr. 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 16
R1 East Germany (R1) Gerhard Ulenbrock 0 0 R1
R2 Czechoslovakia (R2) Vaclav Verner 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

European Final[edit]

  • August 25, 1968
  • Poland Wroclaw
  • 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 Poland (3) Pawel Waloszek 13 3 2 3 2 3 13 1
2 Poland (5) Antoni Woryna 11 3 3 3 X 2 11 2
3 Soviet Union (16) Jerzy Trzeszkowski 11 2 2 2 3 2 11 3
4 New Zealand (11) Ivan Mauger 10 1 3 1 2 3 10 4
5 New Zealand (8) Barry Briggs 9 1 3 1 3 1 9 5
6 Soviet Union (1) Gennadij Kurilenko 9 2 2 3 0 2 9 6
7 Norway (14) Reidar Eide 8 3 1 0 3 1 8 7
8 Poland (10) Edward Jancarz 8 3 3 2 F - 8 8
9 United Kingdom (12) Nigel Boocock 7 2 1 0 2 2 7 9
10 United Kingdom (2) Martin Ashby 6 1 2 1 1 1 6 10 3
11 Soviet Union (9) Igor Plechanov 6 0 0 2 3 1 6 11 2
12 Soviet Union (6) Vladimir Smirnov 5 2 0 E 2 1 5 12
13 United Kingdom (4) Trevor Hedge 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 13
14 United Kingdom (7) Terry Betts 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 14
15 Norway (13) Sverre Harrfeldt 2 1 1 F - - 2 15
16 Poland (15) Konstanty Pociejkowicz 0 0 - - - - 0 16
R1 Poland (R1) Jerzy Padewski 7 1 2 1 3 7 R1
R2 Czechoslovakia (R2) Vaclav Verner 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 New Zealand (6) Ivan Mauger 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 New Zealand (5) Barry Briggs 12 2 2 3 3 2 12 2
3 Poland (7) Edward Jancarz 11 1 3 1 3 3 11 3 3
4 Soviet Union (9) Gennady Kurilenko 11 2 3 3 1 2 11 4 2
5 Poland (4) Paweł Waloszek 10 F 2 3 2 3 10 5
6 Sweden (12) Torbjörn Harrysson 10 3 3 2 1 1 10 6
7 Sweden (1) Anders Michanek 9 3 1 2 2 1 9 7
8 Sweden (10) Hasse Holmqvist 9 1 2 2 2 2 9 8
9 Sweden (15) Ove Fundin 7 3 0 1 0 3 7 9
10 Sweden (11) Gunnar Malmqvist 7 0 2 1 3 1 7 10
11 United Kingdom (2) Martin Ashby 5 2 1 0 2 0 5 11
12 Poland (15) Antoni Woryna 5 2 1 1 1 5 12
13 Norway (8) Reidar Eide 3 0 0 2 1 F 3 13
14 Poland (3) Jerzy Trzeszkowski 3 1 0 0 2 3 14
15 Sweden (14) Bernt Persson 1 E 0 1 0 0 1 15
16 United Kingdom (13) Nigel Boocock 1 1 0 0 X E 1 16
R1 Soviet Union (R1) Igor Plechanov 0 0 R1
R2 Sweden (R2) Bengt Jansson 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