Team Speedway Junior World Championship

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Team Speedway Junior World Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2014 Team Speedway Junior World Championship
Sport Motorcycle speedway
Founded 2005
No. of teams 4
Continent World
Most recent champion(s)  Poland (2014)
Most titles  Poland (7 times)
Related competitions Individual Championship

The Team Speedway Junior World Championship (more commonly known as the Under-21 Speedway World Cup) is an annual speedway event held each year in different countries (U-21). The first edition of the competition was in 2005.

The current World Champions are Poland, who won in 2014 Final in Slangerup, Denmark. The championship has been dominated by Poland with them winning first place in five of seven the past championships.

The 2015 Final is scheduled to be held at the Olympic Park Speedway in Mildura, Australia on 31 October. It will be the first time the Final has been held outside of Europe.[1]

Rules[edit]

Race format
Gate A
(inside)
B
 
C
 
D
(outside)
Heat No Riders starting No
1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5
6 5 3 4 1
7 1 4 5 2
8 2 3 5 1
9 4 3 1 2
10 2 3 4 5
11 3 1 2 4
12 3 4 2 5
13 5 1 3 4
14 1 5 4 2
15 5 2 1 3
16 1 2 3 5
17 2 3 4 1
18 2 3 4 5
19 4 5 3 1
20 1 5 2 4
21 2 4 1 5
22 1 2 5 3
23 4 1 2 3
24 3 4 5 2
25 4 3 1 5

Eligibility[edit]

The minimum age limit (16 years) starts on the date of the rider's birthday and the maximum age limit (21 years) finishes at the end of the year in which they reach 21 years old.

Team composition[edit]

The 4 competing teams shall each consist of 5 riders; there shall be no substitute rider:

  • Team A (Helmet colour Red): No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Team B (Blue): No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Team C (White): No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Team D (Yellow/Black): No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

When a team is 6 or more points in arrears of the leading team, the team manager may substitute a rider in the next or succeeding heats with another rider in his team, However, each rider may be used as a substitute once only. Substitutions must stop when the team is less than 6 points in arrears.

Prize[edit]

in Swiss franc

Placing Qualifying
Meeting
Final
1st 3,600 5,000
2nd 2,600 4,000
3rd 2,000 3,000
4th 1,800 2,500
Total 10,000 14,500

Previous winners[edit]

Year Venue Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2005 Czech Republic Pardubice  Poland (41 pts)  Sweden (35 pts)  Denmark (24 pts)
2006 Poland Rybnik  Poland (41 pts)  Sweden (27 pts)  Denmark (26 pts)
2007 Germany Abensberg  Poland (40 pts)  Great Britain (36 pts)  Czech Republic (30 pts)
2008 Denmark Holsted  Poland (40 pts)  Denmark (39 pts)  Sweden (38 pts)
2009 Poland Gorzów Wielkopolski  Poland (57 pts)  Denmark (45 pts)  Sweden (32 pts)
2010 United Kingdom Rye House  Denmark (51 pts)  Sweden (37 pts)  Poland (35 pts)
2011 Russia Balakovo  Russia (61 pts)  Denmark (31 pts)  Ukraine (29+3 pts)
2012 Poland Gniezno  Poland (61 pts)  Australia (44 pts)  Sweden (26 pts)
2013 Czech Republic Pardubice  Denmark (42 pts)  Poland (41 pts)  Czech Republic (24 pts)
2014 Denmark Slangerup  Poland (51 pts)  Denmark (35 pts)  Sweden (21 pts)
Year Venue Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2015 Australia Mildura TBD TBD TBD

Classification[edit]

Pos National Team Total Gold Silver Bronze
1.  Poland 9 7 1 1
2.  Denmark 8 2 4 2
3.  Russia 1 1
4.  Sweden 7 3 4
5.  Great Britain 1 1
 Australia 1 1
7.  Czech Republic 2 2
8.  Ukraine 1 1

Champions[edit]

This is a complete list of speedway riders who have won Under-21 Speedway World Cup. In total, 35 different riders from 3 national team have a Team U-21 World Champion title. List in alphabetical order is here.

Three times Champion:

Two times Champions:

One times Champions:

Note: riders in bold type are current World Champions.

References[edit]

See also[edit]