Dave Jessup

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Dave Jessup
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Born (1953-03-07) 7 March 1953 (age 67)
Ipswich, England
NationalityFlag of England.svg  England
Current club information
Career statusretired
Career history
1969 Eastbourne Eagles
1970 West Ham Hammers
1970-1971 Wembley Lions
1972-1975 Leicester Lions
1976-1978 Reading Racers
1979-1981,1984-1985 King's Lynn Stars
1982-1983 Wimbledon Dons
1986-1987 Mildenhall Fen Tigers
Individual honours
1970 British League Div 2 Riders Champion
1974 Midland Riders' Championship
1974The Laurels
1975 London Riders' Championship
1976 Yorkshire Television Trophy
1976, 1981Spring Classic
1979, 1980 Pride of the East
1979 Brandonapolis
1980Blue Riband
1980Internationale
1980 British Champion
1980 Commonwealth Champion
1981, 1982 Overseas Champion
1976, 1980Superama
1974, 1980 Littlechild Trophy
1983, 1984South African Champion
Team honours
1980 Speedway World Pairs Championship
1974, 1977, 1980 World Team Cup
1972, 1974Midland Cup
1977Spring Gold Cup
1980Gauntlet Gold Cup

David John Jessup (born 7 March 1953 in Ipswich, England) is a former speedway rider [1] who finished runner-up the Speedway World Championship in 1980 to fellow countryman Michael Lee. [2] The same season he won the World Pairs Championship with Peter Collins and became British Speedway Champion after finishing runner-up in 1978 and third in 1979. He also won the London Riders' Championship in 1975, despite being in his fourth season with Leicester Lions, and the World Team Cup with England in 1974, 1977 and 1980.

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During his career which commenced in 1969 he rode for Eastbourne Eagles, West Ham Hammers, Wembley Lions, Reading Racers, Leicester Lions, King's Lynn Stars, Wimbledon Dons and Mildenhall Fen Tigers.

World final appearances

Individual World Championship

World Pairs Championship

World Team Cup

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References

  1. Lawson,K (2018) “Riders, Teams and Stadiums”. ISBN   978-0-244-72538-9
  2. Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN   0-7524-2402-5