Week Ending September 27

DAVE LANNING reported from Norden, West Germany on a crushing victory for England in the World Team Cup. The Lions scored 41 points, including a maximum from Peter Collins, to take the trophy and claim the title of the world’s leading speedway nation.

Runners-up were the Soviet Union on 29 points, Sweden scored a disappointing 17 and the Polish squad could manage only nine points T between them.

A crowd of 20,000, including a large contingent from England, watched a meeting that Lanning described as the ‘World Gating Championships’, largely due to the eccentric refereeing of Georg Transpurger whose reputation went before him.

Collins’ electric performance was more-than-ably backed up by 11 points from Malcolm Simmons, 10 from Martin Ashby and 8 from John Louis.

SCOOP of the week went to Hackney Hawks with their surprise signing of Polish Champion Zenon Plech. The acquisition had been held under the tightest wraps for weeks and the Polish Motor Federation had insisted that Plech undertake the World Team Cup before an announcement was made. That had meant Len Silver’s new star had been unable to take part in the Southern Riders’ Championship at Waterden Road the previous Friday.

FOLLOWING a visit to Carlo Biagi, the noted speedway doctor, Ivan Mauger was delighted to be given the go-ahead to carry on riding for the remainder of the season. Earlier, he had been warned that he may need to take a three-month break from any sort of motorcycle racing but the problem had turned out to be tennis elbow!

Mauger wrote in his weekly column, ‘When I went up to see (Dr Biagi) the waiting room was like a speedway pits. A couple of Birmingham boys were there to see him and when I left, his next patient was terry Betts who had been having a few hand problems since mid-summer.’

On the Speedway Star cover this week:

FRONT: Michael Lee

BACK: Paul Gachet (Eastbourne) and Arthur Browning (Birmingham)

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