British Speedway Championship

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The British Speedway Championship is an annual motorcycle speedway competition open to British national speedway riders. The winner of the event becomes the British Speedway Champion. [1] [2]

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History

Inuagurated in 1961 as a qualifying round of the Speedway World Championship it was open to riders from Britain and the British dominions. [3] It was initially dominated by riders from New Zealand such as Barry Briggs and Ivan Mauger because of the British Final forming part of the World Speedway championship qualifying rounds. [4] Briggs and Mauger were multiple world champions. It was not until 1975 that the final was restricted to British riders. Countries such as Australia and New Zealand then held their own World Individual Speedway championship qualifying rounds. In the first dozen finals, it was only won twice by a British born rider, both times by Peter Craven. [5]

Australians Rory Schlein and Jason Crump rode under an ACU (British) licence.

British Champions

YearWinnerRunner-UpThird
1961 Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Peter Craven Ronnie Moore ( Flag of New Zealand.svg )
1962 Peter Craven Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Ronnie Moore ( Flag of New Zealand.svg )
1963 Peter Craven Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Nigel Boocock
1964 Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Ken McKinlay Ron How
1965 Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Nigel Boocock Ken McKinlay
1966 Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Ivan Mauger ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Colin Pratt
1967 Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Ivan Mauger ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Eric Boocock
1968 Ivan Mauger ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Eric Boocock
1969 Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Nigel Boocock Ronnie Moore ( Flag of New Zealand.svg )
1970 Ivan Mauger ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Ronnie Moore ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Roy Trigg
1971 Ivan Mauger ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Tony Lomas
1972 Ivan Mauger ( Flag of New Zealand.svg ) Nigel Boocock Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg )
1973 Ray Wilson Bob Valentine ( Flag of Australia (converted).svg ) Peter Collins
1974 Eric Boocock Terry Betts Dave Jessup
1975 John Louis Peter Collins Malcolm Simmons
1976 Malcolm Simmons Chris Morton Doug Wyer
1977 Michael Lee Dave Jessup Doug Wyer
1978 Michael Lee Dave Jessup Malcolm Simmons
1979 Peter Collins Michael Lee Dave Jessup
1980 Dave Jessup Michael Lee Phil Collins
1981 Steve Bastable Kenny Carter John Louis
1982 Andy Grahame Alan Grahame Kenny Carter
1983 Chris Morton Michael Lee Andy Grahame
1984 Kenny Carter Andy Grahame Dave Jessup
1985 Kenny Carter John Davis Kelvin Tatum
1986 Neil Evitts Phil Collins Jeremy Doncaster
1987 Kelvin Tatum Neil Evitts Simon Wigg
1988 Simon Wigg Kelvin Tatum Chris Morton
1989 Simon Wigg Kelvin Tatum Alan Grahame
1990 Kelvin Tatum Simon Cross Jeremy Doncaster
1991 Gary Havelock Kelvin Tatum Chris Louis
1992 Gary Havelock Martin Dugard Andy Smith
1993 Andy Smith Joe Screen Gary Havelock
1994 Andy Smith Joe Screen Steve Schofield
1995 Andy Smith Joe Screen Dean Barker
1996 Joe Screen Chris Louis Carl Stonehewer
1997 Mark Loram Chris Louis Sean Wilson
1998 Chris Louis Joe Screen Paul Hurry
1999 Mark Loram Joe Screen Chris Louis
2000 Chris Louis Paul Hurry Martin Dugard
2001 Mark Loram Stuart Robson Martin Dugard
2002 Scott Nicholls Lee Richardson David Howe
2003 Scott Nicholls Dean Barker David Norris
2004 Joe Screen David Norris Mark Loram
2005 Scott Nicholls Chris Harris Joe Screen
2006 Scott Nicholls Joe Screen Simon Stead
2007 Chris Harris David Howe Scott Nicholls
2008 Scott Nicholls Edward Kennett Tai Woffinden
2009 Chris Harris Edward Kennett Tai Woffinden
2010 Chris Harris Scott Nicholls Ben Barker
2011 Scott Nicholls Chris Harris Tai Woffinden
2012 Scott Nicholls Chris Harris Tai Woffinden
2013 Tai Woffinden Scott Nicholls Chris Harris
2014 Tai Woffinden Craig Cook Ben Barker
2015 Tai Woffinden Craig Cook Danny King
2016 Danny King Craig Cook Robert Lambert
2017 Craig Cook Steve Worrall Rory Schlein ( Flag of Australia (converted).svg )
2018 Robert Lambert Dan Bewley Craig Cook
2019 Charles Wright Danny King Craig Cook
2020 Rory Schlein ( Flag of Australia (converted).svg ) Richard Lawson Jason Crump ( Flag of Australia (converted).svg )
2021 Adam Ellis Dan Bewley Charles Wright

Medals classification

PosRiderTotal Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg
1. Scott Nicholls 10721
2. Barry Briggs ( Flag of New Zealand.svg )11641
3. Ivan Mauger ( Flag of New Zealand.svg )642
4. Chris Harris 7331
5. Tai Woffinden 734
6. Mark Loram 431
Andy Smith 431
8. Joe Screen 9261
9. Kelvin Tatum 6231
10. Michael Lee 523
11. Chris Louis 6222
12. Kenny Carter 4211
13. Peter Craven 321
14. Simon Wigg 321
Gary Havelock 321
16. Craig Cook 6132
17. Dave Jessup 6123
18. Peter Collins 4112
19. Chris Morton 3111
Andy Grahame 3111
Danny King 3111
22. Eric Boocock 312
Malcolm Simmons 312
24. Neil Evitts 211
25. John Louis 211
Robert Lambert 211
Rory Schlein ( Flag of Australia (converted).svg )211
Charles Wright 211
29. Ray Wilson 11
Steve Bastable 11
Adam Ellis 11

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References

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  2. "British Final Roll of Honour". BSPA. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
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