1973 British League season

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1973 British League season
League British League
Season 1973
Champions Reading Racers
No. of competitors 18

The 1973 British League season was the ninth season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain. Glasgow Tigers relocated to become Coatbridge Tigers. The Reading Racers won their first title.

Final table[edit]

Team PL W D L Pts
Reading Racers 34 25 1 8 51
Sheffield Tigers 34 22 3 9 47
King's Lynn Stars 34 20 3 11 43
Leicester Lions 34 21 0 13 42
Ipswich Witches 34 19 2 12 41
Belle Vue Aces 34 19 1 14 39
Wolverhampton Wolves 34 18 1 15 37
Exeter Falcons 34 16 3 15 35
Halifax Dukes 34 16 2 16 34
Newport Wasps 34 16 0 18 32
Oxford Rebels 34 14 2 18 30
Wimbledon Dons 34 14 1 19 29
Swindon Robins 34 13 3 18 29
Poole Pirates 34 13 2 19 28
Coventry Bees 34 13 0 21 26
Hackney Hawks 34 11 4 19 26
Coatbridge Tigers 34 12 1 21 25
Cradley United 34 7 4 23 18

M = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points

Top Ten Riders[edit]

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Anders Michanek Sweden Reading Racers 11.55
2 Ivan Mauger New Zealand Exeter Falcons 11.30
3 Ole Olsen Denmark Wolverhampton Wolves 11.10
4 Eric Boocock England Halifax Dukes 10.52
5 Dag Lövaas Norway Reading Racers 10.37
6 Malcolm Simmons England King's Lynn Stars 10.33
7 John Boulger Australia Leicester Lions 10.25
8 Chris Pusey England Belle Vue Aces 10.24
9 Martin Ashby England Swindon Robins 10.11
10 John Louis England Ipswich Witches 10.07

Both Michanek and Mauger recorded perfect 12 point average scores at home for the season, meaning they were unbeaten by any opposing rider on their own track in League competition.