2001 Premier League speedway season

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2001 Premier League speedway season
LeaguePremier League
Season2001
ChampionsNewcastle Diamonds
Knockout CupHull Vikings
Division/s above2001 Elite League
Division/s below2001 Conference League

The 2001 Premier League speedway season was the second division of speedway in the United Kingdom and governed by the Speedway Control Bureau (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).[1]

Season summary[edit]

The League consisted of 15 teams for the 2001 season with the addition of a new teams, the Trelawny Tigers. The League was run on a standard format with no play-offs.[2]

Final table[edit]

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Newcastle Diamonds 28 20 1 7 1327 1166 41 12 53
Hull Vikings 28 17 3 8 1377 1124 37 13 50
Sheffield Tigers 28 18 0 10 1378 1125 36 11 47
Isle of Wight Islanders 28 18 0 10 1374 1145 36 11 47
Swindon Robins 28 16 3 9 1331 1170 35 10 45
Workington Comets 28 16 2 10 1263 1256 34 8 42
Exeter Falcons 28 13 2 13 1290 1239 28 8 36
Edinburgh Monarchs 28 13 1 14 1257 1242 27 8 35
Reading Racers 28 12 3 13 1272 1250 27 6 33
Arena Essex Hammers 28 12 2 14 1230 1269 25 5 30
Stoke Potters 28 13 1 14 1196 1316 27 3 30
Berwick Bandits 28 10 1 17 1204 1317 21 4 25
Glasgow Tigers 28 10 0 18 1131 1369 20 3 23
Trelawny Tigers 28 6 1 21 1075 1447 13 2 15
Newport Wasps 28 6 1 21 1115 1385 13 1 14

Leading averages[edit]

Rider Team Average
England Sean Wilson Sheffield 10.39
England Carl Stonehewer Workington 10.29
Denmark Bjarne Pedersen Newcastle 10.16
Sweden Peter Carr Edinburgh 10.01
England Simon Stead Sheffield 9.98
England Ray Morton Isle of Wight 9.42
England Michael Coles Exeter 9.19
Italy Armando Castagna Reading 9.05
England Paul Thorp Hull 9.03
Sweden Peter Ingmar Karlsson Workington 9.03

Premier League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 2001 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 34th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Hull Vikings were the winners of the competition.[3] [4]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
18/05 Arena Essex 45-45 Reading
21/05 Reading 48-42 Arena Essex
16/05 Hull 54-36 Trelawny
22/05 Trelawny 43-47 Hull
19/05 Stoke 56-34 Isle of Wight
29/05 Isle of Wight 47-42 Stoke
21/05 Newcastle 55-35 Edinburgh
18/05 Edinburgh 51-39 Newcastle
09/07 Sheffield 58-32 Berwick
19/05 Berwick 47-43 Sheffield
21/05 Exeter 64-26 Newport
24/06 Newport 47-43 Exeter
10/05 Swindon 70-20 Glasgow
20/05 Glasgow 45-42 Swindon

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
09/07 Reading 50-40 Exeter
12/07 Exeter 51-39 Reading
04/07 Hull 57-33 Stoke
08/07 Stoke 41-48 Hull
09/07 Newcastle 56-34 Sheffield
12/07 Sheffield 47-43 Newcastle
05/07 Swindon 50-40 Workington
30/06 Workington 47-43 Swindon

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
18/07 Hull 40-38 Newcastle
23/07 Newcastle 43-47 Hull
13/08 Exeter 52-38 Swindon
12/08 Swindon 51-39 Exeter

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
26/09 Hull 61-29 Exeter
24/09 Exeter 46-44 Hull

See also[edit]

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 tables". Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "Final tables". Speedway archive.
  3. ^ "2001 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.
  4. ^ "Exeter 2001 season". Speedway Years.

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