Viktor Trofimov

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Viktor Ivanovich Trofimov (Russian: Виктор Иванович Трофимов}) (22 March 1938 – 01 October 2013)[1] is a former Soviet international speedway rider who reached the final of the Speedway World Championship in 1972 and 1975. He also finished on the rostrum of the World Team Cup nine times between 1965 and 1976 but never won a gold medal, at the expense of 4 silver (1966, 1971, 1972, 1975) and 3 bronze (1967, 1969, 1973) medals. In the team championship of the USSR on a speedway 18 years played for the team, "Raduga" (Rovno), won 2 bronze medals. First race - April 30, 1960; retirement - October 15, 1995. He was born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR.[2] In September 2011, a book was published about the sports career of Viktor Trofimov titled English "RADUGA" Viktor Trofimov.[3]

World Final appearances[edit]

Individual World Championship[edit]

World Team Cup[edit]

* 1967 - No run-off was held for 3rd place. Bronze medals were awarded to both Great Britain and Soviet Union


  1. ^ Oakes, Peter; Mauger, Ivan OBE, MBE (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. ISBN 0-904584-04-6. 
  2. ^ Bamford, R.; Shailes, G. (2004). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Tempus Publishing (Stroud). ISBN 0-7524-2402-5. 
  3. ^ English "RADUGA" Viktor Trofimov. Ovid (Rivne) Ltd. 2011. ISBN 978-966-8179-66-2.