1978 Speedway World Team Cup

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The 1978 Speedway World Team Cup was the 19th 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 Ellermühle in Landshut, West Germany. [4] Denmark won their first title defeating defending champions England, who finished in second place. [5] [6]


Qualification

Round 1

PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts17181920
1 Flag of England.svg England 433691215182124262629323538414343434343
(5) Malcolm Simmons 11333211
(6) Peter Collins 12333312
(7) Dave Jessup 933039
(8) Gordon Kennett 11332311
(18) John Davis 00
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia2102223579121516181819212121212121
(1) Phil Crump 4E2204
(2) Phil Herne 00---0
(3) John Boulger 7223F7
(4) Billy Sanders 201-12
(17) John Titman 823128
3 Flag of the United States.svg United States20113578910111315151717172020202020
(9) Scott Autrey 922239
(10) Steve Gresham 4211-4
(11) Bruce Penhall 301203
(12) Mike Curoso 411024
(19) Jim Gresham 000
4 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand12234555555667810111212121212
(13) Larry Ross 210012
(14) Mitch Shirra 420114
(15) Bruce Cribb 41F124
(16) Roger Abel 21--12
(20) Cliff Anderson 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

* England and Australia to Intercontinental Final

Round 2

1st2nd3rd4th
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark - 34
Finn Thomsen - 11
Mike Lohmann - 9
Hans Nielsen - 8
Ole Olsen - 6
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden - 33
Bernt Persson - 11
Jan Andersson - 9
Tommy Nilsson - 9
Sören Karlsson - 2
Bo Wirebrand - 2
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland - 21
Kai Niemi - 7
Seppo Palomaki - 5
Ila Teromaa - 5
Rauli Makinen - 4
Ari Koponen - 0
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway - 6
Rolf Gramstad - 4
Sigvart Pedersen - 1
Trond Helge Skretting - 1
Audun Ove Olsen - 0
Stein Roar Pedersen - 0

* Denmark and Sweden to Intercontinental Final

Round 3

1st2nd3rd4th
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany - 38
Alois Wiesböck - 12
Georg Hack - 9
Hans Wassermann - 9
Egon Müller - 8
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy - 29
Giuseppe Marzotto - 10
Francesco Biginato - 7
Mauro Ferraccioli - 7
Sandro Pastorelli - 5
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary - 15
Laszlo Meszaros - 6
Istvan Sziraczki - 6
Janos Oresko - 2
Janos Jakob - 1
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria - 14
Josef Haider - 6
Adi Funk - 3
Herbert Szerecs - 2
Gunther Walla - 2
Hubert Fischbacher - 1

* West Germany and Italy to Continental Semifinal

Round 4

PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts17181920
1 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 3203368101316182021232427293232323232
(5) Grigory Khlinovsky 6F2136
(6) Vladimir Paznikov 932229
(7) Mikhail Starostin 11332311
(8) Nikolay Kornev 6F3216
(18) Oleg Rakhimov 00
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nederlands 323581013161819222326262830303232323232
(9) Henk Steman 7331-7
(10) Henny Kroeze 8233X8
(11) Frits Koning 521-25
(12) Frits Koppe 732027
(19) Rudi Muts 5325
3 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria 27235678911121517202323262727272727
(1) Angel Eftimov 712317
(2) Orlin Janakiev 821238
(3) Nikolai Cvetkov 811338
(4) Atanas Stojanov 4211F4
(17) Nikolai Parvanov 00
4 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia 511222222222334555555
(13) Vlado Kocuvan 000000
(14) Stefan Kekec 210012
(15) Djuro Fleten 310113
(16) Ivan Posedi 000000
(20) Darko Tominac 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

* Soviet Union and Nederlands to Continental Semifinal

Tournament

Continental Semifinal

PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts17181920
1 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 34224710121415182122252829323434343434
(9) Grigory Khlinovsky 10233210
(10) Vladimir Paznikov 00
(11) Nikolay Kornev 3X1113
(12) Mikhail Starostin 10223310
(19) Valery Gordeev 11323311
2 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 270368881114141619202022242727272727
(1) Georg Hack 923139
(2) Egon Muller 11333211
(3) Waldemar Bacik 53F205
(4) Alois Wiesböck 200X22
(17) Georg Gilgenreiner 00
3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nederlands 2034568111111131315151619192020202020
(5) Henny Kroeze 933219
(6) Rudi Muts 312FF3
(7) Frits Koppe 410-34
(8) Henk Steman 410214
(18) Frits Koppe 000
4 Flag of Italy.svg Italy151333456891010121414151515151515
(13) Francesco Biginato 421104
(14) Giuseppe Marzotto 512115
(15) Mauro Ferraccioli 301203
(16) Sandro Pastorelli 301E23
(20) Dario Famari 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

* Soviet Union and West Germany to Continental Final

Continental Final

PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts17181920
1 Flag of Poland.svg Poland 3112588111417171720232527293131313131
(1) Edward Jancarz 11333211
(2) Marek Cieślak 11333211
(3) Bolesław Proch 613026
(4) Andrzej Huszcza 11-0-1
(17) Jerzy Rembas 2022
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 2703556899121517182124272727272727
(5) Jiří Štancl 4E22E4
(6) Jan Verner 831138
(7) Václav Verner 7E1337
(8) Aleš Dryml Sr. 820338
(18) Petr Ondrašík 00
3 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 2235679101214151718202021212222222222
(13) Nikolay Kornev 5221-5
(14) Mikhail Starostin 732207
(15) Vladimir Smirnov 211--2
(16) Grigory Khlinovsky 21-102
(20) Valery Gordeev 622116
4 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 1622247778101111111212131616161616
(9) Waldemar Bacik 703137
(10) Georg Hack 52F215
(11) Georg Gilgenreiner 101F01
(12) Alois Wiesböck 320013
(19) -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

* Poland and Czechoslovakia to Final

Intercontinental Final

PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts17181920
1 Flag of England.svg England 3301457101316172023252831333333333333
(1) Peter Collins 6132E6
(2) Malcolm Simmons 11333211
(3) Michael Lee 10133310
(4) Dave Jessup 00---0
(17) John Davis 62136
2 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark2525669101113151515181820232525252525
(5) Mike Lohmann 521E25
(6) Ole Olsen 12333312
(7) Finn Thomsen 301-23
(8) Hans Nielsen 512205
(18) Alf Busk 000
3 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden233571011111314171819192020202323232323
(13) Anders Michanek 10223310
(14) Jan Andersson 531105
(15) Christer Sjösten 22E002
(16) Bernt Persson 631116
(20) Sören Karlsson 00
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia1511133555579101213141515151515
(9) Phil Crump 100-11
(10) John Titman 522015
(11) John Boulger 2002-2
(12) Phil Herne 310-23
(19) Mick McKeon 42114
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 and Denmark to Final

World Final

PlacingTeam / Rider nameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516Pts17181920
1 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark372471012131619222326273032353737373737
(13) Ole Olsen 10233210
(14) Mike Lohmann 923139
(15) Finn Thomsen 731127
(16) Hans Nielsen 11323311
(20) Kristian Præstbro 00
2 Flag of England.svg England 2733447101012131618212225272727272727
(5) Malcolm Simmons 8332E8
(6) Dave Jessup 50-325
(7) Peter Collins 600336
(8) Gordon Kennett 312--3
(18) Michael Lee 53115
3 Flag of Poland.svg Poland 1914467789999111314151619191919
(1) Edward Jancarz 9212163
(2) Zenon Plech 1010-1
(3) Marek Cieślak 530025
(4) Jerzy Rembas 311013
(17) Andrzej Huszcza 111
4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 1801344688101213131313131618181818
(9) Jiří Štancl 9202372
(10) Jan Verner 5122X5
(11) Václav Verner 210102
(12) Aleš Dryml Sr. 2F2002
(19) Petr Ondrašík 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

See also

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