1977 Speedway World Team Cup

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1977 Speedway World Team Cup
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The 1977 Speedway World Team Cup was the 18th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions. [1] [2] [3]

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The final took place at the Stadion Olimpijski (Wrocław) in Poland. [4] England bounced back to winning ways by recording a record seventh title success. England exacted revenge on defending champions Australia by knocking them out in the British qualifying round. [5] [6]

Qualification

British Round

PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts17181920
1 Flag of England.svg England 423681013161720232427303336394242424242
(5) Dave Jessup 12333312
(6) Malcolm Simmons 12333312
(7) John Davis 621-36
(8) Peter Collins 11233311
(18) Michael Lee 111
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 33247810121516182123252729313333333333
(1) John Boulger 611226
(2) Phil Crump 10332210
(3) Billy Sanders 922329
(4) Phil Herne 822228
(17) Mitch Shirra 00
3 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 1301111135689101112121313131313
(13) Jim McMillan 512115
(14) Bobby Beaton 4E2204
(15) Brian Collins 20X112
(16) Bert Harkins 200112
(20) Benny Rourke 00
4 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 811256777777777888888
(9) Larry Ross 211002
(10) Bruce Cribb 531015
(11) Robin Adlington 000000
(12) Dave Gifford 11-0-1
(19) John Goodall 00
PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts171819 20

M - exclusion for exceeding two-minute time allowance • T - exclusion for touching the tapes • X - other exclusion • E - retired or mechanical failure • F - fell

Helmet colours were permanent for each team (Red, Blue, White and Yellow/Black). Colours in diagrams indicate gate positions:
gate A – insidegate Bgate Cgate D – outside

* England to Final


Scandinavian Round

1st2nd3rd4th
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden - 37
Bernt Persson - 11
Tommy Nilsson - 10
Bengt Jansson - 9
Anders Michanek - 5
Jan Andersson - 2
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark - 28
Ole Olsen - 12
Mike Lohmann - 7
Alf Busk - 5
Finn Jensen - 3
Bo Petersen - 1
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland - 25
Kai Niemi - 8
Ila Teromaa - 8
Rauli Makinen - 5
Markku Helminen - 4
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway - 5
Tom Godal - 2
Audun Ove Olsen - 2
Jan Terje Gravningen - 1
Tormod Langli - 0

* Sweden to Final


Continental Qualifying Round

1st2nd3rd4th
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany - 42
Egon Müller - 12
Christoph Betzl - 11
Hans Wassermann - 9
Alois Wiesböck - 7
Georg Gilgenreiner - 3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands - 24
Frits Koppe - 8
Henny Kroeze - 8
Henk Steman - 4
Frits Koning - 3
Rudi Muts - 1
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria - 19
Hubert Fischbacher - 6
Walter Grubmuler - 5
Adi Funk - 4
Gunther Walla - 4
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary - 11
Janos Berki - 5
Herbert Szerecs - 5
Laszlo Meszaros - 1
Janos Szoeke - 0

* West Germany and Nederlands to Continental Semifinal


Continental Qualifying Round

1st2nd3rd4th
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia - 41
Jan Verner - 12
Ivon Vobornik - 9
Aleš Dryml Sr. - 7
Josef Minarik - 7
Jan Klokocka - 6
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria - 28
Orlin Janakiev - 8
Grigory Adarov - 7
Angel Eftimov - 7
Nikolai Manev - 6
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy - 25
Luigi Biginato - 7
Paolo Noro - 7
Francesko Barbetta - 6
Fabio Pastorelli - 5
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia - 2
Stefan Kecek - 1
Vlado Kocuvan - 1
Djuro Fleten - 0
? Goniniak - 0

* Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria to Continental Semifinal

Tournament

Continental Semifinal

1st2nd3rd4th
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia - 40
Jiří Štancl - 11
Jan Verner - 11
Aleš Dryml Sr. - 9
Josef Minarik - 7
Jan Hadek - 2
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany - 33
Christoph Betzl - 11
Hans Wassermann - 10
Alois Wiesböck - 9
Georg Gilgenreiner - 3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands - 18
Frits Koppe - 5
Frits Koning - 4
Henk Steman - 4
Rudi Muts - 3
Henny Kroeze - 2
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria - 5
Nikolai Manev - 2
Ivan Dupalov - 1
Angel Eftimov - 1
Orlin Janakiev - 1

* Czechoslovakia and West Germany to Continental Final

Continental Final

PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts17181920
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 3223688101315182022232528313232323232
(9) Jiří Štancl 630216
(10) Václav Verner 10223310
(11) Jan Verner 812238
(12) Aleš Dryml Sr. 823128
(19) Jan Hadek 00
2 Flag of Poland.svg Poland 3035779101213151619222325273030303030
(5) Zenon Plech 10313310
(6) Edward Jancarz 922329
(7) Jan Mucha 00---0
(8) Jerzy Rembas 621216
(18) Bogusław Nowak 52125
3 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 2803369121215161919212425262828282828
(1) Egon Müller 10332210
(2) Christoph Betzl 0000-0
(3) Hans Wassermann 12333312
(4) Alois Wiesböck 20-112
(17) Georg Gilgenreiner 4314
4 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 611234455556666666666
(13) Sergey Dyuzhev 1010-1
(14) Grigory Khlinovsky 110001
(15) Vladimir Paznikov 110001
(16) Vladimir Rozhanchuk 311103
(20) Nikolay Kornev 000
PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts171819 20

M - exclusion for exceeding two-minute time allowance • T - exclusion for touching the tapes • X - other exclusion • E - retired or mechanical failure • F - fell

Helmet colours were permanent for each team (Red, Blue, White and Yellow/Black). Colours in diagrams indicate gate positions:
gate A – insidegate Bgate Cgate D – outside

* Czechoslovakia and Poland to Final

World Final

PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts17181920
1 Flag of England.svg England 37146811121416192223262932353737373737
(13) Peter Collins 10323210
(14) Malcolm Simmons 312--3
(15) Michael Lee 921339
(16) Dave Jessup 923139
(20) John Davis 6336
2 Flag of Poland.svg Poland 2501479111417171921212223252525252525
(1) Jerzy Rembas 6330E6
(2) Edward Jancarz 10332210
(3) Bogusław Nowak 612216
(4) Marek Cieslak 2020-2
(17) Ryszard Fabiszewski 111
3 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 2324456678101114161820202323232323
(5) Jiří Štancl 820338
(6) Václav Verner 521205
(7) Jan Verner 511125
(8) Aleš Dryml Sr. 501225
(18) Petr Ondrašík 00
4 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1133444777888999101111111111
(9) Bengt Jansson 210012
(10) Anders Michanek 503115
(11) Tommy Nilsson 00--E0
(12) Bernt Persson 430104
(19) Sören Karlsson 0000
PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts171819 20

M - exclusion for exceeding two-minute time allowance • T - exclusion for touching the tapes • X - other exclusion • E - retired or mechanical failure • F - fell

Helmet colours were permanent for each team (Red, Blue, White and Yellow/Black). Colours in diagrams indicate gate positions:
gate A – insidegate Bgate Cgate D – outside

See also

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