Speedway of Nations

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FIM Speedway of Nations
Current season, competition or edition:
Sports current event.svg 2021 Speedway of Nations
Formerly World Team Cup (held 1960-2000)
World Cup (held 2001-2017)
Sport Motorcycle speedway
Founded2018
Director Phil Morris
MottoNo brakes, no gears, no fear
No. of teams15 national teams
Continent World
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Most titlesFlag of Russia.svg  Russia (3 times)
TV partner(s) BT Sport (UK)
Related
competitions
Speedway Grand Prix
Official website

The Speedway of Nations is an annual speedway event held each year in different countries. The first edition of the competition in the current format took place in 2018, replacing the Speedway World Cup on the international calendar. [1] It was the first time an official FIM international pairs competition was staged since the World Pairs Championship ceased in 1993. Russia are the current champions, having won the tournament in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The 2020 Speedway of Nations only had one completed round, after the first one that was due to be raced was postponed.

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Format

Each meeting is staged between seven national teams, with each national team represented by two riders. A third rider, who must be aged 21 years or under, acts as a reserve and can be used at any time. Each pairing rides against each other once. The combined total of each pair will be used to determine the outcome. [2]

Two semi-finals are held in different countries, with the top three teams in each progressing to the final. The final is then staged between the hosts and the six qualified nations. It takes places over two rounds, with the second and third placed nations progressing to the semi-final, which is a single race. The winner of the semi-final faces the first placed nation in the Grand Final. The Grand Final winners are crowned Speedway of Nations champions.

Winners

By season

YearVenueWinnersRunner-up3rd place
2018 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław Flag of Russia.svg Russia (45 Pts) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain (46 Pts) Flag of Poland.svg Poland (36 Pts)
2019 Flag of Russia.svg Tolyatti Flag of Russia.svg Russia (45 Pts) Flag of Poland.svg Poland (47 Pts) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia (41 Pts)
2020 Flag of Poland.svg Lublin Flag of Russia.svg Russia (23 pts) Flag of Poland.svg Poland (23 pts) Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark (19 pts)
YearVenueWinnersRunner-up3rd place

Medal classification

PosNational Team Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
1.Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3--3
2.Flag of Poland.svg  Poland -213
3.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain -1-1
4.Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia --11
5.Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark --11

Rider classification

PosRiderTeam Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
1. Artem Laguta Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3--3
Emil Sayfutdinov Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3--3
3. Gleb Chugunov Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2--2
4. Evgenii Saidullin Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1--1
5. Bartosz Zmarzlik Flag of Poland.svg  Poland -2-2
6. Maksym Drabik Flag of Poland.svg  Poland -112
Patryk Dudek Flag of Poland.svg  Poland -112
8. Craig Cook Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain -1-1
Dominik Kubera Flag of Poland.svg  Poland -1-1
Robert Lambert Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain -1-1
Tai Woffinden Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain -1-1
Szymon Wozniak Flag of Poland.svg  Poland -1-1
13. Marcus Birkemose Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark --11
Jason Doyle Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia --11
Max Fricke Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia --11
Maciej Janowski Flag of Poland.svg  Poland --11
Jaimon Lidsey Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia --11
Leon Madsen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark --11
Anders Thomsen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark --11

See also

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The 2015 Tegera Stockholm FIM Speedway Grand Prix was the 10th race of the 2015 Speedway Grand Prix season. It took place on September 26 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

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The 2016 Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix was the sixth race of the 2016 Speedway Grand Prix season. It took place on 14 August at the G&B Arena in Målilla, Sweden, after the initial scheduled staging on 13 August was cancelled due to the weather.

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The 2019 Speedway of Nations was the second FIM Speedway of Nations. The competition consisted of two race-off events and a two-legged final. The event was won by Russia for the second consecutive year. They beat Poland in the Grand Final with Australia taking the bronze medal.

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References

  1. "Breaking News:FIM Speedway of Nations". SGP.com.
  2. "Speedway of Nations draw and calendar". SGP.com.