Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
31/05/2020
The Tragic Story of Percy Dunn
The Internationale 1980
Your Feedback
 
24/05/2020
1961 Midland Riders
The Internationale 1979
 
17/05/2020
2019 Rankings - And Finally
The Internationale 1978
Your Feedback
 
10/05/2020
2019 Rankings - Rest of the World
The Internationale 1977
Your Feedback
 
03/05/2020
2019 Rankings - Great Britain
The Internationale 1976
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
26/04/2020
2019 Rankings - Under 21s
The Internationale 1975
Your Feedback
 
19/04/2020
2019 World Rankings
The Internationale 1974
Your Feedback
 
12/04/2020
Cordy Milne
The Internationale 1973
Your Feedback
 
31/03/2020
DVD Review: World Finals 90s
The Internationale 1972
Your Feedback
 
22/03/2020
Jean Landru
The Internationale 1971
 
08/03/2020
The Harringay Riots
The Internationale 1970
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
01/03/2020
Speedway Scroll Cuts
The Internationale 1969
Celebration 2020 Report
Your Feedback
 
23/02/2020
Len Read
The Internationale 1968
Your Feedback
 
16/02/2020
Celebration of Speedway
The Internationale 1967
Your Feedback
 
09/02/2020
Manuel Trujillo
The Internationale 1966
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
02/02/2020
My First Sporting Hero
The Internationale 1965
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
26/01/2020
Max Grosskreutz Controversy
The Internationale 1964
Your Feedback
 
19/01/2020
The Internationale 1961
The Internationale 1962
The Internationale 1963


The Internationale 1962
By Tracy Holmes

The event moved to Wimbledon where it would stay until the end and was sponsored by Bristol Cigarettes; 'Today's cigarette is a BRISTOL'.

This is how Al Walworth saw the night for 'Speedway Star',

"The Speedway Internationale was the best meeting of the season without any doubt. The worthy winner was none other than 'Mr Perpetual Motion' Ove Fundin after a run-off with Barry Briggs. Heat 19 which promised to be one of the best races of the night found all four riders diving into the bend together. Bjorn Knutson and Soren Sjosten bit the dust. The latter was excluded for receiving outside assistance. Peter Craven's back wheel had been touched in the tussle, leaving Ove Fundin to win unchallenged. Bjorn protested to the referee because of the non stoppage of the race. Arthur Humphrey would have none of it!"

Two in a row for World Champion Fundin the Fox while for Briggo, it was close but no Bristol Cigar. The only other Kiwi, Ronnie Moore was smoking alright, just not so much on the track. Peter Craven is again on the podium, if there was a podium?

 

Heat 1. Fundin, Andrews, McKinlay, P Moore.
Heat 2. Craven, How, Waterman. Owen ret.
Heat 3. R MOORE, Broadbank, Sjosten, Geran.
Heat 4. BRIGGS, Knutson, Genz, N Boocock.
Heat 5. Knutson, How, Andrews, R MOORE.
Heat 6. Craven, Broadbank, Genz. P Moore.
Heat 7. Fundin, Geran, Waterman, N Boocock.
Heat 8. BRIGGS, McKinlay, Sjosten. Owen ex tapes.
Heat 9. Craven, BRIGGS, Geran. Andrews ret.
Heat 10. Sjosten, How, N Boocock, P Moore.
Heat 11. Fundin, R MOORE, Owen, Genz.
Heat 12. Knutson, McKinlay, Broadbank, Waterman.
Heat 13. Andrews, Sjosten, Genz, Waterman.
Heat 14. Knutson, P Moore, Owen, Geran.
Heat 15. BRIGGS, Fundin, How, Broadbank.
Heat 16. R MOORE, Craven, McKinlay, N Boocock.
Heat 17. Andrews, Hagon, Owen, Broadbank. N Boocock ns.
Heat 18. BRIGGS, R MOORE, P Moore, Waterman.
Heat 19. Fundin, Craven. Sjosten ex. Knutson fall.
Heat 20. How, McKinlay, Genz, Geran.
1st place run-off. Fundin, BRIGGS.

 

Ove Fundin 14. BARRY BRIGGS 14. Peter Craven 13. Bjorn Knutson, 11. RONNIE MOORE 10. Ron How 10. Bob Andrews 9. Ken McKinlay 8. Soren Sjosten 7. Mike Broadbank 5. Ronnie Genz 4. Jack Geran 3. Peter Moore 3. Les Owen 3. Res Alf Hagon 2. Res Split Waterman 2. Nigel Boocock 1. Res Cyril Brine dnr. Leif Larsson ns. Per Tage Svensson ns.

 

This article was first published on 19th January 2020

[ Use Mobile Version ]
 

 

Comment on this Article | Contact Us | Go Back to Main Menu

   Please leave your comments on this article or on the site as a whole