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Speedway World Cup


The Speedway World Cup is an annual speedway event held each year in different countries. The first edition of the competition in the current format was in 2001 and it replaced the old World Team Cup competition which was amalgamated with the World Pairs Championship.

Contents

  • Format 1
  • Rules 2
  • Medal tables 3
    • By season 3.1
    • Medal classification 3.2
  • Champions 4
  • Participating nations 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Format

The final tournament usually lasts for about a week with four meetings held in six or seven days. It starts with two first round "events", each consisting of four national teams. The winners of these events will qualify automatically for the final, while those who finish second and third will have to compete in the race-off. Last place finishers will be eliminated. The top two in the race-off will join the event winners in the final. The winners of the final will carry home the Ove Fundin Trophy, named after one of the all-time greats of speedway who won the world championship five times.

The two events are held in different countries, normally in one of the countries that compete in that event. The race-off and the final is held in another country that did not host an event. For example, in the 2014 competition, Great Britain and Sweden hosted the two events, while Poland hosted both the race-off and final. Since 2013 the host nation has been seeded direct to the final.

Rules

Place Prize money
in US dollars
1st 25,000
2nd 20,000
3rd 18,000
4th 16,000
5th 14,000
6th 12,000
7th 8,500
8th 8,500

Each of the four meetings is competed between four national teams, and each national team will be represented by four riders; there shall be no substitute rider:

Team A (helmet colour red).
Team B (blue).
Team C (white).
Team D (yellow/black).

The meetings last for 20 heats with one rider for each competing team will race in each heat. Each rider is scheduled to race in five heats and face each of the opposing nations' riders once during the meeting. Teams score 3 points if their rider wins a heat, 2 points if their rider finishes second, 1 for a third place finish, and none if their rider finishes last or is excluded from a heat.

If a team fall six points behind the leader then they are allowed to make tactical substitutions, replacing a rider who is possibly out of form for one who is playing better in the hope of closing the gap on the leader. Each team is also allowed to play one "joker" if they fall six points behind the leader. With the joker, a team will score double the points their finishing position is usually worth, so if their rider finishes first, they will pick up six points instead of the normal three. This is a controversial rule but was implemented with the intention of keeping interest in meetings that may have been a foregone conclusion. No jokers are allowed to be used during heats 17-20 though a tactical substitute may still be used. The final four heats are nominated by their team managers. The lowest scoring team has first pick followed the team in third place, then the second place team, and finally the leading team.

Medal tables

By season

Year Venue Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2001 Wrocław  Australia (68 pts)  Poland (65 pts)  Sweden (51 pts)
2002 Peterborough  Australia (64 pts)  Denmark (58 pts)  Sweden (54 pts)
2003 Vojens  Sweden (62 pts)  Australia (57 pts)  Denmark (53 pts)
2004 Poole  Sweden (49 pts)  Great Britain (48 pts)  Denmark (32 pts)
2005 Wrocław  Poland (62 pts)  Sweden (34 pts)  Denmark (31 pts)
2006 Reading  Denmark (45 pts)  Sweden (37 pts)  Great Britain (36 pts)
2007 Leszno  Poland (55 pts)  Denmark (52 pts)  Australia (29 pts)
2008 Vojens  Denmark (49 pts)  Poland (46 pts)  Sweden (39 pts)
2009 Leszno  Poland (44 pts)  Australia (43 pts)  Sweden (36 pts)
2010 Vojens  Poland (44 pts)  Denmark (39 pts)  Sweden (35 pts)
Year Venue Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2011 Gorzów Wielkopolski  Poland (51 pts)  Australia (45 pts)  Sweden (30 pts)
2012 Målilla  Denmark (39 pts)  Australia (36 pts)  Russia (30 pts)
2013 Prague  Poland (41 pts)  Denmark (40 pts)  Australia (34 pts)
2014 Bydgoszcz  Denmark (38 pts)  Poland (37 pts)  Australia (36 pts)
2015 Vojens  Sweden (34 pts)  Denmark (32 pts)  Poland (27 pts)
Year Venue Winners Runner-up 3rd place

Medal classification

Pos National Team Total Gold Silver Bronze
1.  Poland 10 6 3 1
2.  Denmark 12 4 5 3
3.  Sweden 11 3 2 6
4.  Australia 9 2 4 3
5.  Great Britain 2 - 1 1
6.  Russia 1 - - 1
 
Pos Rider Team Total Gold Silver Bronze
1. Jarosław Hampel  Poland 8 6 2
2. Tomasz Gollob  Poland 7 5 2
3. Nicki Pedersen  Denmark 11 4 4 3
4. Niels Kristian Iversen  Denmark 10 4 4 2
5. Krzysztof Kasprzak  Poland 5 4 1
6. Andreas Jonsson  Sweden 10 3 2 5
7. Piotr Protasiewicz  Poland 5 3 2
8. Rune Holta  Poland 4 3 1
9. Jason Crump  Australia 7 2 4 1
10. Hans N. Andersen  Denmark 8 2 3 3
= Bjarne Pedersen  Denmark 8 2 3 3

Champions

This is a complete list of speedway riders who have won the Speedway World Cup. In total, 32 different riders from 4 national teams have a World Cup title. Bold indicates the most recent champions.

Six-time champion:

Five-time champion:

Four-time champions:


Three-time champions:

Two-time champions:

One-time champions:

Participating nations

Tomasz Gollob won the title five times as part of the Polish team.
Legend
  • Gold – Champions.
  • Silver – Runners-up.
  • Bronze – Third place.
  • 4–12 – 4th to 12th places.
  • – Qualified, but withdrew.
  •  •  – Did not qualify.
  •     – Did not enter or withdrew.
  • XX – Country did not exist or national team was inactive.
  •    – Race-off and final hosts.
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament.
  • q – Will take part in the upcoming qualification.
Team 2001

(12)
2002

(12)
2003

(12)
2004

(8)
2005

(8)
2006

(8)
2007

(8)
2008

(8)
2009

(8)
2010

(8)
2011

(8)
2012

(9)
2013

(9)
2014

(9)
2015

(9)
 Australia Gold Gold Silver 5 5 4 Bronze 4 Silver 5 Silver Silver Bronze Bronze 4
 Czech Republic 7 5 6 6 6 8 7 8 8 7 7 4 7 8
 Denmark 4 Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze Gold Silver Gold 6 Silver 4 Gold Silver Gold Silver
 Finland 9 8 7 7 8 7
 Germany 11 12 10 8 8 9
 Great Britain 6 7 5 Silver 4 Bronze 4 5 5 4 6 6 7 4 5
 Hungary 10 10 11 8 8
 Italy 12 7 9
•• 6 8 9
Silver 4 4 4 Gold 5 Gold Silver Gold Gold Gold 5 Gold Silver Bronze
8 9 8 7 6 6 4 6 5 Bronze 9 7
12 11 9 7
Bronze Bronze Gold Gold Silver Silver 5 Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze 4 8 5 Gold
5 6 6 7 8 5 6 6
Team 2001

(12)
2002

(12)
2003

(12)
2004

(8)
2005

(8)
2006

(8)
2007

(8)
2008

(8)
2009

(8)
2010

(8)
2011

(8)
2012

(9)
2013

(9)
2014

(9)
2015

(9)

See also

References

External links

  • Speedway World Cup - Official Site


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