1990 Individual Speedway World Championship

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The 1990 Individual Speedway World Championship was the 45th edition of the official World Championship to determine the world champion rider. [1] [2] [3]

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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. [4]

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. [5]

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. [6]

Overseas Series

New Zealand Qualification

DateVenueWinnerRunner-up3rd place
South Island Final
 ?? Flag of New Zealand.svg Ruapuna Speedway Flag of New Zealand.svg Mark Thorpe Flag of New Zealand.svg David Bargh
North Island Final
 ?? Flag of New Zealand.svg Meeanee Speedway
Flag of New Zealand.svg Hawkes Bay Speedway
Flag of New Zealand.svg Craig Wilkie Flag of New Zealand.svg Gary Allan  ??
New Zealand Final
 ?? Flag of New Zealand.svg Ruapuna Speedway Flag of New Zealand.svg Larry Ross Flag of New Zealand.svg Craig Wilkie Flag of New Zealand.svg Mark Thorpe

Australian Qualification

DateVenueWinnerRunner-up3rd place
Northern Territory Championship
 ?? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Northline Speedway Flag of Australia (converted).svg Glen Baxter  ?? ??
Victorian Championship
 ?? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Myrtleford Speedway Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams Flag of Australia (converted).svg Phil Crump  ??
New South Wales Championship
 ?? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Newcastle Motordrome Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Wiltshire Flag of Australia (converted).svg Craig Boyce Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stephen Davies
South Australian Championship
 ?? Flag of Australia (converted).svg North Arm Speedway Flag of Australia (converted).svg Scott Norman Flag of Australia (converted).svg Shane Parker  ??
Queensland Championship
 ?? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Townsville Speedway Flag of Australia (converted).svg Troy Butler  ?? ??
Western Australian Championship
 ?? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Claremont Speedway Flag of Australia (converted).svg Glenn Doyle Flag of Australia (converted).svg Glyn Taylor Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Cheshire
Australian Championship Final
 ?? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brisbane Exhibition Ground Flag of Australia (converted).svg Glenn Doyle Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stephen Davies

North American Final

Pos.RiderTotal
1 Flag of the United States.svg Shawn Moran 18+3
2 Flag of the United States.svg Billy Hamill 18+2
3 Flag of the United States.svg Rick Miller 18+1
4 Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock 18+0
5 Flag of the United States.svg Ronnie Correy 16+3
6 Flag of the United States.svg Kelly Moran 16+2
7 Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Schwartz 14
8 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Faria 12
9 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Pfetzing 12
10 Flag of the United States.svg Lance King 11
11 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Lucero 8
12 Flag of the United States.svg Jim Sisemore 8
13 Flag of the United States.svg Josh Larsen 7
14 Flag of the United States.svg Brad Oxley 5
15 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Bienert 5
16 Flag of the United States.svg Charles Ermolenko 3
17 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Castro 3
18 Flag of the United States.svg Sam Ermolenko 2
19 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg John Kehoe 1
20 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Fred Legault 0
Res Flag of the United States.svg Shawn McConnell 3
Res Flag of the United States.svg Don Odom 2

Nordic Final

Pos.RiderTotal
1 Flag of Denmark.svg Jan O. Pedersen 14
2 Flag of Sweden.svg Per Jonsson 12
3 Flag of Sweden.svg Henrik Gustafsson 11+3
4 Flag of Sweden.svg Conny Ivarsson 11+2
5 Flag of Sweden.svg Jimmy Nilsen 11+1
6 Flag of Denmark.svg Hans Nielsen 11+0
7 Flag of Sweden.svg Dennis Löfqvist 9+3
8 Flag of Denmark.svg Brian Karger 9+2
9 Flag of Finland.svg Kai Niemi 6
10 Flag of Denmark.svg Bo Petersen 6
11 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Nahlin 5
12 Flag of Norway.svg Einar Kyllingstad 5
13 Flag of Denmark.svg Jens Henry Nielsen 3
14 Flag of Finland.svg Olli Tyrväinen 2
15 Flag of Norway.svg Arnt Førland 2
16 Flag of Denmark.svg Jan Pedersen 2
Res Flag of Finland.svg Vesa Ylinen 1

Commonwealth Final

Pos.RiderTotal
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kelvin Tatum 14
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin Dugard 13
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Simon Cross 12
4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jeremy Doncaster 11
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Richard Knight 11
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Wiltshire*10
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gary Havelock 8
8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams 8
9 Flag of New Zealand.svg David Bargh*6
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Simon Wigg 6
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Loram 6
12 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Troy Butler 5+3
13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Davis 5+2
14 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Jones 3
15 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Glenn Doyle 3
16 Flag of New Zealand.svg Gary Allan*0

* Todd Wiltshire replaced Australian qualifier Stephen Davies. David Bargh and Gary Allan replaced New Zealand qualifiers Larry Ross and Craig Wilkie

Overseas Final

Pos.RiderTotal
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jeremy Doncaster 15
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Wiltshire 13
3 Flag of the United States.svg Shawn Moran 10
4 Flag of the United States.svg Ronnie Correy*9
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin Dugard 9
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kelvin Tatum 8
7 Flag of the United States.svg Rick Miller 8
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Simon Cross 7
9 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Troy Butler 7
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Richard Knight 6+3
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gary Havelock 6+2
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Loram 6+1
13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Simon Wigg 6+0
14 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams 5
15 Flag of the United States.svg Billy Hamill 4
16 Flag of New Zealand.svg David Bargh 1
Res Flag of the United States.svg Kelly Moran -
Res Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Davis -

* Ronnie Correy replaced Greg Hancock

Intercontinental Final

Pos.RiderHeat ScoresTotal
1 Flag of the United States.svg Shawn Moran (3,2,3,3,3)14
2 Flag of Sweden.svg Per Jonsson (3,3,1,2,3)12
3 Flag of Denmark.svg Hans Nielsen (2,3,3,2,1)11+3
4 Flag of Denmark.svg Jan O. Pedersen (3,1,1,3,3)11+2
5 Flag of the United States.svg Rick Miller (3,1,3,1,2)10
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kelvin Tatum (2,R,3,2,2)9
7 Flag of the United States.svg Ronnie Correy (R,2,3,2,29
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Richard Knight*(1,2,2,0,3)8
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin Dugard (1,3,0,3,0)7
10 Flag of Sweden.svg Jimmy Nilsen (2,2,2,1,0)7
11 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Wiltshire (2,0,2,0,2)6
12 Flag of Sweden.svg Henrik Gustafsson (R,1,0,3,1)5
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Dennis Löfqvist (1,0,1,1,1)4
14 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Troy Butler (R,2,1,0,F)3
15 Flag of Sweden.svg Conny Ivarsson (1,0,0,0,1)2
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jeremy Doncaster (0,1,0,1,0)2
Res Flag of Denmark.svg Brian Karger did not ride-
Res Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gary Havelock did not ride-

* Richard Knight replaced injured qualifier Simon Cross

Continental Final

Pos.RiderHeat ScoresTotal
1 Flag of Germany.svg Gerd Riss (3,2,2,3,3)13
2 Flag of Hungary.svg Zoltán Adorján (2,3,1,3,3)12+3
3 Flag of Italy.svg Armando Castagna (3,3,x,3,3)12+2
4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Matoušek (3,1,3,2,2)11
5 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdeněk Tesař (3,0,2,3,2)10+3
6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Antonín Kasper Jr. (1,3,3,2,1)10+2
7 Flag of Hungary.svg Sándor Tihanyi (0,3,2,2,2)9
8 Flag of Poland.svg Wojciech Zaluski (2,1,F,1,3)7
9 Flag of Hungary.svg Antal Kocso (2,2,2,0,1)7
10 Flag of Germany.svg Klaus Lausch (2,1,3,R,ns)6
11 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Bohumil Brhel (1,2,EF,2,0)5
12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vladimir Kalina (1,1,1,0,2)5
13 Flag of Hungary.svg Joszef Petrikovics (0,2,1,1,1)5
14 Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob (0,0,3,1,0)4
15 Flag of Austria.svg Heinrich Schatzer (1,0,0,1,1)3
16 Flag of Poland.svg Jan Krzystaniak (0,0,1,0,0)1

World final

Classification

PlacingRiderTotal1234567891011121314151617181920PtsPos
1 Flag of Sweden.svg (9) Per Jonsson 13+333223131
2 Flag of the United States.svg (15) Shawn Moran 13+213333132
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (6) Todd Wiltshire 1233213123
4 Flag of Denmark.svg (1) Hans Nielsen 1131322114
5 Flag of Sweden.svg (12) Jimmy Nilsen 1021232105
6 Flag of Sweden.svg (13) Henrik Gustafsson 93230196
7 Flag of England.svg (16) Kelvin Tatum 92303197
8 Flag of Italy.svg (2) Armando Castagna 80213288
9 Flag of the United States.svg (8) Rick Miller 82231-89
10 Flag of England.svg (11) Richard Knight 712121710
11 Flag of England.svg (4) Martin Dugard 620103611
12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (5) Roman Matoušek 51-022512
13 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (10) Zdeněk Tesař 200200213
14 Flag of the United States.svg (7) Ronnie Correy 201010214
15 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (14) Antonín Kasper Jr. 201100215
16 Flag of Hungary.svg (3) Zoltán Adorján 21-010216
Flag of Hungary.svg (17) Sándor Tihanyi 00
Flag of Sweden.svg (18) Dennis Löfqvist 00
PlacingRiderTotal12345678910111213141516171819 20 PtsPos

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 - insidegate Bgate Cgate D - outside
Pos.RiderHeat ScoresTotal
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Per Jonsson (3,3,2,2,3)13+3
2 Flag of the United States.svg Shawn Moran a (failed drugs test)(1,3,3,3,3)13+2
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Wiltshire (3,3,2,1,3)12
4 Flag of Denmark.svg Hans Nielsen (3,1,3,2,2)11
5 Flag of Sweden.svg Jimmy Nilsen (2,1,2,3,2)10
6 Flag of Sweden.svg Henrik Gustafsson*(3,2,3,0,1)9
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kelvin Tatum (2,3,0,3,1)9
8 Flag of Italy.svg Armando Castagna (F,2,1,3,2)8
9 Flag of the United States.svg Rick Miller (2,2,3,1,x)8
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Richard Knight (1,2,1,2,1)7
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin Dugard (2,0,1,0,3)6
12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Matoušek (1,R,0,2,2)5
13 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdeněk Tesař (0,0,2,0,R)2
14 Flag of the United States.svg Ronnie Correy (1,0,x,1,0)2
15 Flag of Hungary.svg Zoltán Adorján (1,R,0,1,0)2
16 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Antonín Kasper Jr.*(0,1,1,0,0)2
Res Flag of Hungary.svg Sándor Tihanyi did not ride-
Res Flag of Sweden.svg Dennis Löfqvist did not ride-

* Henrik Gustafsson and Antonín Kasper Jr. replaced injured qualifiers Jan O. Pedersen and Gerd Riss

Notes:
a. Shawn Moran scored 13 points and lost the run-off to Per Jonsson. However, Moran had failed a random drug and alcohol test taken three months earlier at the Overseas Final, and was subsequently disqualified from second place. The FIM did not upgrade the standings and the official records show no second place rider.

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