1989 Individual Speedway World Championship
The 1989 Individual Speedway World Championship.

World final

  • September 2, 1989 Munich
    Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

    , Olympic Stadium
    Olympic Stadium (Munich)
    Olympiastadion is a stadium located in Munich, Germany. Situated at the heart of the Olympiapark München in northern Munich, the stadium was built as the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics....

  • Referee: ( ) Henry van den Boomen

Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1   Hans Nielsen
Hans Nielsen (speedway rider)
Hans Hollen Nielsen - a prominent speedway rider active from the 1970s to the late 1990s; a former World Champion....

(3,3,3,3,3) 15
2   Simon Wigg
Simon Wigg
Simon Wigg was a speedway, grasstrack and Longtrack rider who finished runner-up in the Speedway World Championship in 1989....

(1,3,3,3,2) 12+3
3   Jeremy Doncaster
Jeremy Doncaster
Jeremy Doncaster is a former international motorcycle speedway rider who won the World Team Cup in 1989, top scoring for Great Britain with 13 points. He also finished in third place in the 1989 World Final...

(3,2,1,3,3) 12+2
4   Erik Gundersen
Erik Gundersen
Erik Gundersen was a speedway rider in the late 1970s and 1980s. Gundersen was the Speedway World Championship on three occasions, a two time Long Track World Champion and a seven time World Team Cup winner with Denmark.-Career:Gundersen rode for the Cradley Heath Heathens from 1979 until 1989...

(2,3,R,3,3) 11
5   Kelvin Tatum
Kelvin Tatum
Kelvin Martin Tatum MBE is a former British international motorcycle speedway and Grasstrack rider.-Career:...

(3,3,2,2,Fx) 10
6   Mitch Shirra
Mitch Shirra
Mitchell Owen Shirra is a former motorcycle speedway rider who rode with the Coventry Bees, Reading Racers, Swindon Robins and Ipswich Witches in the British League.-Career summary:...

(2,2,3,2,1) 10
7   Andy Smith
Andy Smith (speedway rider)
Andrew "Andy" Smith is a British motorcycle speedway rider. He won the British Speedway Championship three times in a row in 1993, 1994 and 1995, giving him the distinction of being one of only three riders ever to achieve this feat.Andy Smith also rode in Australia during his career, including...

(1,2,2,2,3) 10
8   Tony Olsson
Tony Olsson
John Tony Olsson is a former international motorcycle speedway rider. He was a member of the Sweden speedway team when they finished third in the 1988 and 1989 World Team Cup finals. He also represented his country at Test level.-Career:He twice finished runner-up in the Swedish Under-21...

(1,1,3,1,2) 8
9   Gerd Riss
Gerd Riss
Gerd Riss is a German motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of Germany team at 2001 Speedway World Cup and who was started in Speedway Grand Prix of Germany....

(3,1,1,0,Fx) 5
10   Roman Matousek  (0,2,0,1,2) 5
11   Karl Maier  (2,1,1,0,1) 5
12   Troy Butler* (2,0,2,0,0) 4
13   Olli Tyrväinen  (0,0,2,0,2) 4
14   Ronnie Correy
Ronnie Correy
Ronnie Dean Correy is an American international motorcycle speedway rider. He is a former World Pairs Champion, winning the title in 1992.-Career summary:...

(0,0,1,2,1) 4
15   Zoltán Adorján
Zoltán Adorján
Zoltán Adorján is former international motorcycle speedway rider who appeared in two Speedway World Championship finals and finished third in the World Pairs Championship in 1990.-World Final Appearances:...

(1,1,0,1,1) 4
16   Bohumil Brhel
Bohumil Brhel
Bohumil Brhel is a Czech speedway rider and he won the 2001 Individual European Champion title. He won the Czechoslovakian title on six occasions-World Final Appearances:* 1989 - Munich, Olympic Stadium - 16th - 1pt...

(0,0,0,1,0) 2
R1   Alan Grahame
Alan Grahame
Alan William Grahame , is a former Speedway rider.He was born at Kingstanding, Birmingham, England. He finished runner-up to his brother Andy Grahame in the 1982 British Speedway Championship...

did not ride
R2   Jozsef Petrikovics  did not ride

* Troy Butler replaced the injured Jan O. Pedersen
Jan O. Pedersen
Jan Osvald Pedersen is a former Speedway rider who became Speedway World Champion in 1991 after finishing runner-up in 1986 and in third place in 1988 behind fellow Danes Erik Gundersen and Hans Nielsen...


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