2001 Speedway World Cup

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2001 Speedway Grand Prix
Tournament details
Host nations  Poland (Race-Off and the Final)
Dates July 1 - July 7
Venues 2
Cities 2
Heats 122 + 1 Run-off (in 5 events)
Tournament results
Champion  Australia
Runner-up  Poland
3rd place  Sweden

The 2001 Speedway World Cup (SWC) was the 1st FIM Speedway World Cup season. The Final took place on 7 July 2008 in Wrocław, Poland. The tournament was won by Australia (68 points) and they beat host team Poland (65 pts), Sweden (51 pts), Denmark (44 pts) and United States (30 pts) in the Final.[1][2]

Qualification[edit]

Pos. National team Pts.
1  Slovenia 48
2  Russia 45
3  Italy 25
4  Ukraine 1
Pos. National team Pts.
1  Finland 48
2  Hungary 47
3  Norway 12
4  Latvia 10

The two group winners and runners-up qualified to 2001 Speedway World Cup.

Venues[edit]

Two cities were selected to host SWC finals events:

City Stadium names Host club(s) Capacity
Gdańsk Wybrzeże Gdańsk 15,000
Wrocław Olympic Stadium Atlas Wrocław 35,000

Tournament[edit]

Qualifying rounds[edit]

  • Qualifying round 1
  • 2001-07-01
  • Poland Gdańsk
  • Referee: United Kingdom Anthony Steele
Pos. National team Pts.
1  Poland 69
2  Great Britain 49
3  Finland 22
4  Germany 15
  • Qualifying round 2
  • 2001-07-02
  • Poland Gdańsk
  • Referee: Poland Wojciech Grodzki
Pos. National team Pts.
1  Sweden 57
2  Denmark 48
3  Russia 31
4  Slovenia 12
  • Qualifying round 3
  • 2001-07-03
  • Poland Gdańsk
  • Referee: United Kingdom Anthony Steele
Pos. National team Pts.
1  Australia 56
2  United States 41
3  Czech Republic 35
4  Hungary 16

Race-off[edit]

Pos. National team Pts.
1  Denmark 66
2  United States 65+4
3  Great Britain 65+3
4  Czech Republic 42
5  Russia 20

Final[edit]

Pos. National team Pts.
1  Australia 68
2  Poland 65
3  Sweden 51
4  Denmark 44
5  United States 30

Final classification[edit]

Pos. National team Pts.
Gold  Australia 68
Silver  Poland 65
Bronze  Sweden 51
4  Denmark 44
5  United States 30
6  Great Britain 65+3
7  Czech Republic 42
8  Russia 20
9  Finland 22
10  Hungary 16
11  Germany 15
12  Slovenia 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ world.speedway.org; Retrieved on 2008-10-24
  2. ^ rlach.republika.pl; Retrieved on 2008-10-24

External links[edit]