Adi Funk

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Adi Funk
Adi Funk.jpg
Born (1951-07-01)1 July 1951
Klosterneuburg, Austria
Died 27 January 2010(2010-01-27) (aged 58)
Vienna, Austria
Nationality  Austria
Career history
1975 Blau Gelbe Stars (AUT)
1976 King's Lynn Stars (UK)
1977 Leicester Lions (UK)
Individual honours
1975, 1980, 1981, 1982 Austrian Champion

Adolf "Adi" Funk (1 July 1951–27 January 2010) was an Austrian motorcycle speedway rider who won the Austrian Championship four times.

Biography[edit]

Born in Klosterneuburg, Funk rose to prominence in the early 1970s, and by 1974 had the highest average in Austrian speedway.[1] He finished in fourth place in the Austrian Championship in 1974 and won it for the first time the following year, also winning the Austrian Pairs Championship (with Alex Taudtmann).[1] In 1976 he rode in Britain for King's Lynn Stars but struggled to score well, averaging only 2.8 over the season. The following year he rode for Leicester Lions, and while his average improved, it was still below three points per match. He went on to win the Austrian Championship for three successive seasons between 1980 and 1982.

Funk also represented Austria several times.[2]

Funk died in January 2010. A memorial meeting in his honour was held in Mureck the following year.[3]

World final appearances[edit]

World Pairs Championship[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oakes, Peter & Mauger, Ivan (1976) Who's Who of World Speedway, Studio Publications, ISBN 0-904584-04-6, p. 141
  2. ^ Jones, Alan (2010) Speedway in Leicester: The Lions Roar, Automedia, p. 165
  3. ^ "Generalprobe in Mureck", Kleine Zeitung, 29 April 2011, retrieved 2012-03-17