2008 Speedway World Cup

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FIM Nordicbet
Speedway World Cup
VenueFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Start dateJuly 12
End dateJuly 19
Nations8
  2007
2009  

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 (49 pts) and they beat defending champion Poland (46 pts), Sweden (39 pts) and Australia (21 pts) in the Final. [1] [2]

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It was the second time the Speedway World Cup was won by Denmark and their thirteenth Team World Champion title overall. It was the second time Hans Andersen, Niels Kristian Iversen, Bjarne Pedersen and Nicki Pedersen had been members of a World Cup winning team (Champions in 2006, but it was the first time for Kenneth Bjerre. [3]

Calendar

DayVenueWinner
Qualification
25 May Flag of Hungary.svg Miskolc Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary result
|29 June Flag of Slovenia.svg Ljubljana Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic result
Semi-Finals
12 July Flag of Poland.svg Leszno Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia result
14 July Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Coventry Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark result
Race-Off
17 July Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden result
Final
19 July Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark result

Qualification

The top 6 teams of the overall 2007 Speedway World Cup was directly seeded into the 2008 SWC Final Tournament: Poland (Rank #1 - the defending Champion), Denmark (#2), Australia (#3), Great Britain (#4), Sweden (#5) and Russia (#6). 2 other teams was shall qualify to the SWC through 2 preliminary rounds: Czech Republic (#7) and Hungary (#8).

In Preliminary Round 1 in Miskolc, Hungary was won Hungary team (51+3 points) after Run-Off between Matej Ferjan and Tobias Kroner from Germany (51+2 pts). Last places was take Latvia (36 pts) nad United States (12 pts) without Grand Prix rider Greg Hancock.

In Ljubljana, Slovenia was rode Preliminary Round 2 who was won by Czech Republic team (59 points). They beat Finland (40 pts), Slovenia (35 pts) and Italy (16 pts).

Pos.National teamPts.
1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 51+3
2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 51+e
3Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 36
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States 12
Pos.National teamPts.
1Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 59
2Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 40
3Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 35
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 16

Tournament

The SWC Final Tournament was held by Poland (Event 1), Great Britain (Event 2) and Denmark (Race-Off and The Final).

The first Semi-Final (Event 1) was held in Leszno, Poland. This meeting was won by Australia (56+3 points) after a Run-Off between Leigh Adams and Jarosław Hampel from Poland (56+2 points). In Event 2 in Coventry, Great Britain, the Denmark team won (63 points).

The Race-Off and the Final were held in Vojens, Denmark. The Swedish team won the Race-Off(53 points). Sweden and Poland (50 points) qualified for the Final. The last two places were taken by Great Britain (36 points) and Russia (17 points).

In the Finale the Denmark team won (49 points). They beat Poland (46), Sweden (39) and Australia (21).

 Semi-finals Race-off Final
12 July - Leszno, Smoczyk Stadium
   Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  56+3 
   Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  56+2 
   Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  36   19 July - Vojens, Speedway Center
   Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  1017 July - Vojens, Speedway Center    Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  49
details    Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  53    Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  46
    Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  50    Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  39
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  36    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  21
14 July - Coventry, Brandon stadium    Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  17 details
   Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  63 details
   Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  50.5 
   Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  25.5 Key:
   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  13  Qualify to the Final
details   Qualify to the Race-Off

Final classification

Pos.National teamPts.
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 49
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 46
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 39
4Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 21
5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 36
6Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 17
7Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 13
8Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 10

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