A crowd of 70,000 saw Ove Fundin of Sweden, Sept 17, win the 1960 Speedway World Championship, at Wembley Stadium, London.
GV Riders and machines in pit.
CU Stephen Kwoczala (Poland).
CU Josef Hofmeister (Germany).
SV Jack Young (left Australia) and right Barry Briggs (New Zealand).
CU Barry Briggs (New Zealand).
CU Ronnie Moore (New Zealand).
CU Ove Fundin (Sweden).
CU Rune Sormander (Sweden).
LV PAN OF..crowd in stand.
GV Parade of riders.
SV Royal Horse Guards with flags of competing countries.
LV Start of a race.
SIX SHOTS OF racing during various heats.
CU Chief recording steward.
FOUR SHOTS..start to finish of heat 13, Peter Craven wins from Ronnie Moore.
CU Chief recording steward in box.
FIVE SHOTS OF heat 18 to finish..Ove Fundin wins, which made him level for 1st place with Peter Craven and Ronnie Moore.
SV Men raking track before final run-off.
FOUR SHOTS from start to finish of run-off, Ove Fundin wins, Ronnie Moore 2nd, Peter Craven 3rd.
LV Crowd cheer.
SV Norman Wisdom presents trophy to Ove Fundin.
LV Norman Wisdom conducts band.
CU Winners on tractor parade round track.
SV PAN Ditto.
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SPORT: SPEEDWAY RIDING
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Background: A crowd of 70,000 saw Ove Fundin of Sweden, Sept 17, win the 1960 Speedway World Championship, at Wembley Stadium, London. Second was last year's champion Ronnie Moore of New Zealand. English rider Peter Craven came third. All three riders had 14 points each after 20 heats. To decide who would collect the title this year they raced each other in a final run-off.
All three men started well and went into the first bend together, when they roared into the straight it was the Swedish rider who was out in front. A lap later Fundin was caught by Ronnie Moore, but despite Moore's brilliance and skill he could not hold the Swedish rider who pulled away to win.
Fundin was World Champion in 1956 and has been placed second for the last three years. In an earlier heat Craven stopped Ronnie Moore's winning run in a race that forced the decider. Moore was making his third bid for the World Championship.