|Speedway World Team Cup|
The 2000 Speedway World Team Cup was the 41st edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.It was the last time that the event was known as the Speedway World Team Cup because as from 2001 it was called the Speedway World Cup.
The final took took place at Brandon Stadium in Coventry, England. The World Championship was decided by a race-off after Sweden and Great Britain tied on 40 points. Tony Rickardsson beat Mark Loram to give Sweden an eighth title.
| Norway 46|
6.Rune Holta (3,3,3,3,3,2) - 17
7.Björn G. Hansen (2,2,0,0,2,3) - 9
8.Lars Gunnestad (1,3,3,3,3,3) - 16
9.Tor Einar Hielm (0,2,0,-,F/X,-) - 2
10.Kenneth Borgenhaug (-,-,-,2,-,0) - 2
| Finland 42+3|
1.Kaj Laukkanen (3,3,3,2,2,1) - 14
2.Petri Kokko (2,1,2,1,3,3) - 12+3
3.Tomi Reima (1,1,-,-,1,-) - 3
4.Kauko Nieminen (3,0,2,F/X,2,3) - 10
5.Toni Salmela (-,-,1,1,-,1) - 3
| Russia 42+2|
11.Roman Povazhny (3,3,2,3,0,2) - 13
12.Eduard Shaihullin (2,2,1,2,1,0) - 8
13.Rinat Mardanshin (X,2,3,2,3,2) - 12+2
14.Talgat Galeev (1,-,-,-,-,-) - 1
15.Sergey Eroshin (-,0,2,3,2,1) - 8
| Netherlands 14|
16.Roy Verbrugge (2,1,0,1,1,1) - 6
17.Henk Bos (-,0,-,-,0,0) - 0
18.Emiel Groen (0,1,0,0,0,F/X) - 1
19.Erik Eijbergen (1,0,1,-,1,-) - 3
20.Jim Groen (0,-,1,0/1,-,2) - 4
Norway to Semi-Final
| Italy 50|
Andrea Maida (3,3,3,2,2,3) - 16
Stefano Alfonso (2,2,0,1,0,2) - 7
Alessandro Dalla Valle (3,3,1,3,3,1) - 14
Simone Tadiello (2,-,-,2,-,-) - 4
Armando Castagna (-,2,2,-,2,3) - 9
| Slovenia 39+3|
Aleš Dolinar (0,-,-,2,1,0) - 4
Gerhard Lekse (2,F,F,-,-,-) - 2
Izak Šantej (1,2,3,3,2,2) - 13
Jernej Kolenko (0,1,3,0,-,-) - 4
Matej Ferjan (-,3,3,F,3/2,3/3) - 17+3
| Hungary 39+F|
Sandor Tihanyi (1,1,-,3,3,0) - 8
Zoltan Adorjan (X,3,2,0,-,1) - 6
Attila Stefani (2,-,1,2,1,2) - 8
Robert Nagy (3,2,1,0,1,3) - 10+F
Laszlo Szatmari (-,3,2,-,-,2,-) - 7
| France 16|
Sebastien Tresarrieu (E,1,2,3,0,F) - 6
Stephane Tresarrieu (1,0,-,1,1,1) - 4
Jeremy Barraud (1,1,1,0,-,1) - 4
Fabrice Ostyn (0,-,F,1,0,-) - 1
Christophe Dubernard (-,0,x,-,1,0) - 1
Italy to Semi-Final
| Sweden 50|
1.Tony Rickardsson (1,2,2,2,3,3) - 13
2.Mikael Karlsson (2,3,3,1,2,1) - 12
3.Peter Karlsson (2,2,2,2,1,1) - 10
4.Henrik Gustafsson (3,3,3,1,2,3) - 15
5.Niklas Klingberg - NS
| Poland 46|
Rafał Dobrucki (1,3,0,-,-,-) - 4
Piotr Protasiewicz (3,2,1,3,3,1) - 13
Tomasz Gollob (0,3,3,3,3,3) - 15
Grzegorz Walasek (3,2,2,2,0,1) - 10
Sebastian Ułamek (-,-,-,0,2,2) - 4
| Czech Republic 25|
16.Aleš Dryml Jr. (0,1,-,-,E,0) - 1
17.Bohumil Brhel (1,0,3,3,1,3) - 11
18.Antonín Šváb Jr. (1,1,1,1,0,0) - 4
19.Marian Jirout (0,0,0,-,-,-) - 0
20.Antonin Kasper (-,-,2,2/2,1,2) - 9
| Norway 23|
Lars Gunnestad 12
Rune Holta 11
Björn G Hansen 0
Tor Einar Hielm 0
Trond Skretting 0
Sweden to World Final
| United States 52|
Greg Hancock (2,2,2,2,1,3) - 12
John Cook (3,3,3,1,F,2) - 12
Billy Hamill (3,3,3,3,3,3) - 18
Ronnie Correy (2,2,1,2,1,2) - 10
| Denmark 46|
Nicki Pedersen (2,3,2,3,2,3) - 15
Jesper B. Jensen (3,2,0,1,-,-) - 6
Brian Karger (1,2,3,1,2,1) - 10
Brian Andersen (E,3,2,2,3,0) - 10
Bjarne Pedersen (-,-,-,-,3,2) - 5
| Germany 25|
Robert Barth (1,1,3,3,1,1) - 10
Joachim Kugelmann (0,0,-,-,2,0) - 2
Matthias Kröger (3,0,E,0,2,2) - 7
Robbie Kessler (1,1,1,3,0,F) - 6
Mirko Wolter (-,-,E,0,-,-) - 0
| Italy 20|
Andrea Maida (2,0,0,0,0,0) - 2
Stefano Alfonso (0,1,1,2,3,1) - 8
Alessandro Dalla Valle (0,F,F,0,0,3) - 3
Armando Castagna (1,1,2,1,1,1) - 7
Simone Tadiello - NS
USA to World Final
| Sweden 40+3|
Tony Rickardsson (3,3,3,3,2,2) - 16+3
Mikael Karlsson (1,1,0,0,-,-) - 2
Henrik Gustafsson (3,0,0,2,2,3) - 10
Peter Karlsson (1,2,3,3,1,2) - 12
Niklas Klingberg (-,-,-,-,F,0) - 0
| Great Britain 40+X|
Mark Loram (3,1,2,2,3,0) - 11+X
Chris Louis (1,2,1,1,0,3) - 8
Joe Screen (2,3,1,3,0,3) - 12
Martin Dugard (F,2,2,F,F,-,-) - 4
Carl Stonehewer (-,-,-,-,3,2) - 5
| United States 35|
Billy Hamill (2,2,2,1,2,1) - 10
Sam Ermolenko (F,-,1,0,1,0) - 2
Greg Hancock (2,3,3,3,2,3) - 16
John Cook (3,1,0,1,1,1) - 7
Brent Werner (-,0,-,-,-,-) - 0
| Australia 29|
Jason Crump (2,E,3,2,3,2/1) - 13
Todd Wiltshire (0,1,-,-1,-) - 2
Leigh Adams (1,3,2,2,3,1/0) - 12
Ryan Sullivan (0,0,1,1,0,-) - 2
Craig Boyce (-,-,0,F,-,-) - 0
Sweden win Championship after Tony Rickardsson beat Mark Loram in a race off.
Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit. The motorcycles are specialist machines which use only one gear and have no brakes; racing takes place on a flat oval track usually consisting of dirt, loosely packed shale, or crushed rock. Competitors use this surface to slide their machines sideways, powersliding or broadsiding into the bends. On the straight sections of the track the motorcycles reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (110 km/h).
Poole Pirates are a motorcycle speedway team based in Poole, England, competing in the SGB Championship. Since 2001 the club has won twelve major trophies, including the Elite League Championship in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and SGB Premiership Champions in 2018.
Tony Rickardsson svenska is a Swedish former professional motorcycle speedway rider. He competed in the Speedway World Championships from 1989 to 2006. Rickardsson is notable for winning six Speedway World Championship titles in 15 attempts. He most recently rode for Masarna from Avesta in the Swedish Elitserien league, Unia Tarnów in the Polish Ekstraliga and for the Ipswich Witches, Poole Pirates, King's Lynn Stars, Arena-Essex Hammers and Oxford Cheetahs in the British Elite League. In 2011, Rickardsson was named an FIM Legend for his motorcycling achievements.
The Ipswich Witches are a British speedway club based at Foxhall Stadium near Ipswich, Suffolk. They compete in the British SGB Premiership. Meetings are staged on most Thursdays from March until October, normally commencing at 7.30pm.
Hans Hollen Nielsen is a Danish former professional motorcycle speedway rider. He competed in the Speedway World Championships from 1977 to 1999. Nielsen is notable for winning four Speedway World Championship titles. During his career, he won a total of 22 World Championships, making him arguably the most successful speedway rider of all time. In 2012, Nielsen was named an FIM Legend for his motorcycling achievements.
William Gordon Hamill is an American international motorcycle speedway rider. He is a former Speedway World Champion, winning the title in 1996.
Mark Roysten Gregory Loram is a former British motorcycle speedway rider who won the World Speedway Championship in 2000 and won the British Championship in 1997, 1999, and 2001.
Craig Boyce was a motorcycle speedway rider who primarily rode for the Poole Pirates in the British Elite League. After retiring from riding, Boyce became manager of the Australian national team until 2012.
The Great Britain Speedway Team is one of the major teams in international speedway. The team is managed by former Great Britain riders Oliver Allen and Simon Stead, and captained by the 2018 Speedway World Champion Tai Woffinden.
The World Championship of Speedway is an international competition between the highest-ranked motorcycle speedway riders of the world, run under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). The first official championships were held in 1936.
Per Jonsson is a former speedway rider who won the Speedway World Championship in 1990, and finished runner-up in 1992.
The 1999 Speedway World Team Cup was the 40th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.
The 1989 Speedway World Team Cup was the 30th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.
Henrik Anders (Henka) Gustafsson is an international Motorcycle speedway rider who won the 1993 World Pairs Championship with Tony Rickardsson and the Speedway World Team Cup with Sweden in 1994 and 2000. Early in his career Gustafsson was known as much for his long, curly blonde hair as he was his riding, though his riding soon outshone his locks.
The 2006 Elite League speedway season was the 72nd season of the top division of speedway in the United Kingdom and governed by the Speedway Control Board (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).
The 2008 FIM Nordicbet Speedway World Cup (SWC) is the 8th FIM Speedway World Cup season. The Final took place on July 19 2008 in Vojens, Denmark. The tournament was won by host team Denmark and they beat defending champion Poland, Sweden and Australia in the Final.
The 1982 Speedway World Team Cup was the 23rd edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.
The Australian Speedway Masters Series was an annual Motorcycle speedway series of races held each Australian speedway season between 1995 and 2000.
The Vojens Speedway Center is a Motorcycle speedway track located in Vojens, Denmark. The track has been part-owned since its opening by Denmark's first three time Speedway World Champion Ole Olsen.
The 2015 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup (SWC) was the fifteenth FIM Speedway World Cup, the annual international speedway world championship tournament. It took place between 6 June and 14 June 2015 and involved nine national teams. It was won by Sweden, the first time they have achieved success since 2004. They beat hosts and defending champions Denmark by two points, while Poland edged out Australia to claim third.