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1982 Speedway World Pairs Championship

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The 1982 Speedway World Pairs Championship was the thirteenth FIM Speedway World Pairs Championship. The final took place in Sydney, Australia, at the Liverpool City Raceway.

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The championship was won by Dennis Sigalos and Bobby Schwartz of the United States, who were undefeated on the night. Peter Collins and Kenny Carter of England finished second, with Hans Nielsen and Ole Olsen of Denmark third. As the host nation, Australia was seeded directly to the Final and were represented by Australian Champion Billy Sanders and Australia #2 Gary Guglielmi, both of whom made Liverpool their home track. Australia finished in a disappointing fourth place.

Despite Motorcycle speedway having its origins in Australia as far back as the 1910s, the 1982 World Pairs Final was the first time Australia had held a Speedway World Final. 1982 was also the only time the World Pairs Championship was held outside of England or Europe.

Preliminary Round

  • Krsko
  • May 2
  • Semifinal 1

  • Vojens
  • June 5
  • m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell
    ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

    Semifinal 2

  • Praha
  • June 5
  • m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell
    ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

    World final

  • Sydney, Liverpool City Raceway
  • December 11
  • Referee: Sam Bass
  • m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell
    ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

    References

    1982 Speedway World Pairs Championship Wikipedia


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