2003 Speedway World Cup

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Speedway World Cup
VenueFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (3 venues)
Start dateAugust 3
End dateAugust 9
Nations12
  2002
2004  

The 2003 Speedway World Cup (SWC) was the 3rd FIM Speedway World Cup season. The Final took place on 9 August 2003 in Vojens, Denmark. The tournament was won by Sweden (62 pts) and they beat Australia (57 points), host team Denmark (53 pts) and Poland (49 pts), Great Britain (44 pts) in the Final. [1] [2]

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Qualification

Pos.National teamPts.
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 65
2Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 62+4
3Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 62+3
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 39
5Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 19

Venues

Three cities were selected to host SWC finals events:

CityStadium namesHost club(s)Capacity
Holsted
Outrup
Vojens Speedway Center

Qualifying round

Holsted (1)

Pos.National teamPts.
1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 62
2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 50
3Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 32
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 10

Outrup (2)

Pos.National teamPts.
1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 62
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 60
3Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 28
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 6

Holsted (3)

Pos.National teamPts.
1Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 58
2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 56
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 28
4Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 9

Race-off

Pos.National teamPts.
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 80
2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 63
3Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 61
4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 26
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 24

Final

Pos.National teamPts.
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 62
2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 57
3Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 53
4Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 49
5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 44

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References

  1. world.speedway.org Archived 2003-08-26 at the Wayback Machine ; Retrieved on 2008-12-26
  2. "2003 WORLD CUP". International Speedway. Retrieved 15 July 2021.

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