2009 Speedway World Cup

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Speedway World Cup
VenueFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Start dateJuly 11
End dateJuly 19
Nations8
  2008
2010  

The 2009 FIM Speedway World Cup (SWC) was the ninth FIM Speedway World Cup season. The final took place on 19 July 2009 in Leszno, Poland. The defending World Champions were Denmark who won the 2008 final in Vojens, Denmark. It was the fourth final to be held in Poland, and the second in the Alfred Smoczyk Stadium after the 2007 final was held there when Poland beat Denmark, Australia and Great Britain. Poland won the 2009 Speedway World Cup. [1]

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Qualification

Fourteen teams attempted to qualify for the 2009 Speedway World Cup. The top six nations (Denmark, Poland, Sweden, Australia, Great Britain and Russia) from the 2008 Speedway World Cup were granted automatic qualification, with the remaining two places divided among two qualifying rounds. Qualifying Round 1 was won by Slovenia and Qualifying Round 2 was won by the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic took part in the 2008 tournament, but it was the first time Slovenia had qualified since 2003.

Pos.National teamPts
1Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 51+3
2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 51+2
3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 26
4Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 22
Pos.National teamPts
1Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 48
2Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 45
3Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 29
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States 26

Qualified teams

TeamQualified asFinals AppearanceLast Appearance2008 place
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2008 SWC top six9th20081st
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2008 SWC top six9th20082nd
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2008 SWC top six9th20083rd
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2008 SWC top six9th20084th
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 2008 SWC top six9th20085th
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2008 SWC top six7th20086th
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic QR 2 Winner8th20087th
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia QR 1 Winner4th2003

Venues

CityStadium namesHost club(s)CapacityCompetition Stage
Vojens Speedway Center Vojens SK22,000Event 1
Peterborough East of England Showground Peterborough Panthers N/AEvent 2
Leszno Alfred Smoczyk Stadium Unia Leszno 25,000Race-off and the Final

Squads

Squads for the 2009 Speedway World Cup consisted of 10 riders; the same as the previous tournament in 2008. Each participating national association had to confirm its 10-riders one month before the first tournament meeting.

Tournament

 Semi-finals Race-off Final
11 July - Vojens (Speedway Center)
   Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  51 
   Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  47 
   Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  45   19 July - Leszno (Smoczyk Stadium)
   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  1216 July - Leszno (Smoczyk Stadium)   Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  44
details    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  51    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  43
    Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  39    Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  36
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  35    Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  35
13 July - Peterborough (East of England)   Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  34 details
   Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  54 details
   Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  52 
   Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  34 Key:
   Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  13  Qualify to the Final
details   Qualify to the Race-Off

Final classification

Pos.National teamPts.
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 44
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 43
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 36
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 35
5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 35
6Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 34
7Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 13
8Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 12

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References

  1. "2009 WORLD CUP". International Speedway. Retrieved 15 July 2021.