|1990 Individual Speedway World Championship|
The 1990 Individual Speedway World Championship was the 45th edition of the official World Championship to determine the world champion rider.
The Final was held at the Odsal Stadium in Bradford, England. It would be the 28th and last time the World Final would be held in England under the traditional single meeting format.
Sweden's Per Jonsson won his only World Individual Championship to become the first Swedish World Champion since Anders Michanek in 1974 and became the first rider to win both the Under-21 and Senior World Championships having previously won the 1985 Under-21 World Championship. Jonsson defeated Shawn Moran from the United States in a run-off after both finished the meeting on 13 points. Moran was later stripped of his second place by the FIM for failing a drug test taken at the Overseas Final. After Moran's disqualification, the FIM did not upgrade the placings, thus records show no second place rider for the 1990 World Final. Australian youngster Todd Wiltshire, believed by many judges to be one who would be making up the numbers in his first World Final, finished third with 12 points after winning his first two rides.
After having won each World Final since 1984, including five 1-2 finishes and taking all podium places in 1988, the 1990 World Final saw no Danish riders finishing on the podium for the first time since 1983. Defending champion Hans Nielsen, the only Dane in the field following an injury to Jan O. Pedersen which kept him from riding, finished in 4th place with 11 points.
|South Island Final|
|??||Ruapuna Speedway||Mark Thorpe||David Bargh|
|North Island Final|
|??|| Meeanee Speedway |
Hawkes Bay Speedway
|Craig Wilkie||Gary Allan||??|
|New Zealand Final|
|??||Ruapuna Speedway||Larry Ross||Craig Wilkie||Mark Thorpe|
|Northern Territory Championship|
|??||Northline Speedway||Glen Baxter||??||??|
|??||Myrtleford Speedway||Leigh Adams||Phil Crump||??|
|New South Wales Championship|
|??||Newcastle Motordrome||Todd Wiltshire||Craig Boyce||Stephen Davies|
|South Australian Championship|
|??||North Arm Speedway||Scott Norman||Shane Parker||??|
|??||Townsville Speedway||Troy Butler||??||??|
|Western Australian Championship|
|??||Claremont Speedway||Glenn Doyle||Glyn Taylor||David Cheshire|
|Australian Championship Final|
|??||Brisbane Exhibition Ground||Glenn Doyle||Leigh Adams||Stephen Davies|
|1||Jan O. Pedersen||14|
|13||Jens Henry Nielsen||3|
* Todd Wiltshire replaced Australian qualifier Stephen Davies. David Bargh and Gary Allan replaced New Zealand qualifiers Larry Ross and Craig Wilkie
* Ronnie Correy replaced Greg Hancock
|4||Jan O. Pedersen||(3,1,1,3,3)||11+2|
|Res||Brian Karger||did not ride||-|
|Res||Gary Havelock||did not ride||-|
* Richard Knight replaced injured qualifier Simon Cross
|6||Antonín Kasper Jr.||(1,3,3,2,1)||10+2|
|1||(9) Per Jonsson||13+3||3||3||2||2||3||13||1|
|2||(15) Shawn Moran||13+2||1||3||3||3||3||13||2|
|3||(6) Todd Wiltshire||12||3||3||2||1||3||12||3|
|4||(1) Hans Nielsen||11||3||1||3||2||2||11||4|
|5||(12) Jimmy Nilsen||10||2||1||2||3||2||10||5|
|6||(13) Henrik Gustafsson||9||3||2||3||0||1||9||6|
|7||(16) Kelvin Tatum||9||2||3||0||3||1||9||7|
|8||(2) Armando Castagna||8||0||2||1||3||2||8||8|
|9||(8) Rick Miller||8||2||2||3||1||-||8||9|
|10||(11) Richard Knight||7||1||2||1||2||1||7||10|
|11||(4) Martin Dugard||6||2||0||1||0||3||6||11|
|12||(5) Roman Matoušek||5||1||-||0||2||2||5||12|
|13||(10) Zdeněk Tesař||2||0||0||2||0||0||2||13|
|14||(7) Ronnie Correy||2||0||1||0||1||0||2||14|
|15||(14) Antonín Kasper Jr.||2||0||1||1||0||0||2||15|
|16||(3) Zoltán Adorján||2||1||-||0||1||0||2||16|
|(17) Sándor Tihanyi||0||0|
|(18) Dennis Löfqvist||0||0|
m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify
|gate A - inside||gate B||gate C||gate D - outside|
|2||Shawn Moran a (failed drugs test)||(1,3,3,3,3)||13+2|
|16||Antonín Kasper Jr.*||(0,1,1,0,0)||2|
|Res||Sándor Tihanyi||did not ride||-|
|Res||Dennis Löfqvist||did not ride||-|
* Henrik Gustafsson and Antonín Kasper Jr. replaced injured qualifiers Jan O. Pedersen and Gerd Riss
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