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1936 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1936 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1936 Speedway World Final programme.
The 1936 Speedway World Final programme.

The 1936 Individual Speedway World Championship was the first ever Speedway World Championship and was won by Lionel Van Praag of Australia. It was the first of a record 26 times that London's Wembley Stadium would host the World Final with the last being in 1981.[1][2][3]

Despite being unbeaten in the Final, Australian Bluey Wilkinson only finished third as the Championship was decided by bonus points accumulated in previous rounds plus the score from the final. Van Praag defeated England's Eric Langton in a runoff to be declared the inaugural Speedway World Champion.[4][5][6]

As they lined up at the tapes for the runoff, Langton broke them which would ordinarily lead to disqualification. However, Van Praag stated he did not want to win the title by default and insisted that a race should take place. At the restart Langton made it to the first bend in front and led until the final bend on the last lap when Van Praag darted through the smallest of gaps to win by less than wheel length.[7]

Afterwards, controversial allegations were abound that the two riders had 'fixed' the match race, deciding between them that the first person to the first bend would win the race and the Championship and split the prize money; Langton led into the first bend but was overtaken by Van Praag.[7] Van Praag reportedly paid Langton £50 "conscience money" after the race for going back on the agreement.[7]

  • 1936 Podium
  1. Gold
    Australia Lionel Van Praag (Australia)
  2. Silver
    United Kingdom Eric Langton (Great Britain)
  3. Bronze
    Australia Bluey Wilkinson (Australia)

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Transcription

World final

Pos. Rider Semi-Final Points Final Points Final Heats Total Points
1 Australia Lionel Van Praag 12 14 (3,3,3,2,3) 26
2 United Kingdom Eric Langton 13 13 (3,3,3,2,2) 26
3 Australia Bluey Wilkinson 10 15 (3,3,3,3,3) 25
4 United States Cordy Milne 9 11 (2,2,1,3,3) 20
5 United Kingdom Frank Charles 12 8 (3,3,0,2,0) 20
6 Australia Dicky Case 9 8 (2,0,3,1,2) 17
7 United Kingdom Jack Ormston 9 8 (1,1,2,3,1) 17
8 Australia Vic Huxley 10 7 (1,2,0,2,2) 17
9 United Kingdom George Newton 12 4 (0,0,3,1,0) 16
10 United States Jack Milne 9 6 (1,2,1,0,2) 15
11 Denmark Morian Hansen 10 5 (2,1,2,0,0) 15
12 United Kingdom Bob Harrison 10 5 (0,0,2,0,3) 15
13 United Kingdom Wal Phillips 7 5 (1,1,0,2,1) 12
14 United Kingdom Jack Parker 12 - - 12
15 United Kingdom Ginger Lees 7 4 (2,0,1,0,1) 11
16 United Kingdom Arthur Atkinson 6 3 (0,2,1,0,0) 9
17 United Kingdom Bill Pitcher 6 2 (0,1,X/-,0,1) 8
18 United Kingdom Norman Parker 6 1 (1) 7

See also

References

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter (1981). 1981 Speedway Yearbook. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-86215-017-5.
  2. ^ "World Championship 1936-1994". Edinburgh Speedway. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  3. ^ "WORLD FINALS 1936-1994" (PDF). Speedway Researcher. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  4. ^ "HISTORY SPEEDWAY and LONGTRACK". Speedway.org. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  5. ^ "WORLD INDIVIDUAL FINAL - RIDER INDEX". British Speedway. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Speedway riders, history and results". wwosbackup. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Chaplin, John (1990) Speedway Special, ISBN 0-9515857-0-3, p. 109–114
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