1997 Speedway World Team Cup

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1997 Speedway World Team Cup
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The 1997 Speedway World Team Cup was the 38th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions. [1] [2]

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The final was held in Piła, Poland on 13 September. Denmark won their 11th title and Hans Nielsen won his 11th and final gold medal. Remarkably Nielsen had won his gold medals in a near twenty year span from 1978 until 1997, cementing his place in history as arguably the best speedway rider of all time. [3] [4]


Qualification

Group B

FirstSecondThirdFourthFifth
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 38
Matej Ferjan 17
Izak Šantej 14
Gerhard Lekse 7
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 29
Andrea Maida 16
Alessandro Dalla Valle 8
Simone Tadiello 5
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 24
Toni Pilotto 12
Helmut Lercher 7
Andreas Bössner 5
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 16
Zlatko Krznaric 8
Krunoslav Zganec 6
Zeljko Fehere 2
Flag of France.svg  France 11
Christophe Dubernard 7
Jerome Georges 2
Stephane Tresarrieu 2

* Belarus and the Netherlands withdrew

Group A

PlacingPair / Rider NameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516171819202122
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 27102027
(3) Tomas Topinka 11222302
(4) Antonín Kasper Jr. 16333223
(16) Václav Milík Sr. 0
2 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 2581825
(11) Zoltán Adorján 10332-11
(12) Laszlo Bodi 511-3--
(20) Sándor Tihanyi 103232
3 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 1991219
(7) Matej Ferjan 14330233
(8) Izak Šantej 5211010
(18) Gerhard Lekse 0
4 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 154915
(9) Kenneth Borgenhaug 6201012
(10) Tryggve Jensen 9023130
(19) -0
5 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 1551115
(13) Vladimir Kolody 50023E0
(14) Igor Marko 10320131
(21) Aleksandr Lyatosinsky 0
6 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 1441014
(1) Andrea Maida 10123E22
(2) Alesandro Dalla Valle 4E12100
(15) Alessandro Milanese 0
7 Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia 112411
(5) Nikolay Kokin 7111E13
(6) Aleksandr Biznya 4E00121
(17) -0
PlacingPair / Rider NameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 91011121314151617181920 21 22

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
  • Czech Republic and Hungary to Final

World Final

PlacingPair / Rider NameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910111213141516171819202122
1 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 2791927
(1) Hans Nielsen 14332222
(2) Tommy Knudsen 13123313
(15) Jesper B. Jensen 0
2 Flag of Poland.svg Poland 2571525
(3) Tomasz Gollob 13222223
(4) Jacek Krzyzaniak 00-----
(16) Piotr Protasiewicz 1233132
3 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 2161321
(9) Tony Rickardsson 17233333
(10) Jimmy Nilsen 310---2
(19) Peter Karlsson 11E0
4 Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1781417
(7) Robert Barth 931E3E2
(8) Robbie Kessler 822121E
(18) Gerd Riss 0
5 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 1661216
(11) Tomas Topinka 1033121F
(12) Antonín Kasper Jr. 60-0303
(20) Václav Milík Sr. 0
6 Flag of Russia.svg Russia 104710
(13) Roman Povazhny 7F12121
(14) Rinat Mardanshin 31200--
(21) Sergey Yeroshin 0X0
7 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 9249
(5) Zoltán Adorján 300--30
(6) Sándor Tihanyi 6111111
(17) Laszlo Bodi 000
PlacingPair / Rider NameTotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 91011121314151617181920 21 22

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

See also

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References

  1. "FIM SPEEDWAY WORLD CUP/ SPEEDWAY OF NATIONS" (PDF). Motor Sport Top 20. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  2. "1997 WORLD TEAM CUP". International Speedway. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  3. "World Team Cup 1960-1990". Edinburgh Speedway. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  4. "Speedway riders, history and results". wwosbackup. Retrieved 12 July 2021.