The Elite League is the top division of speedway in the United Kingdom and in 2001 was governed by the Speedway Control Board (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).[1]

Season summary

In 2001, the league consisted of nine teams with no play-offs.[2]

Final table

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Oxford Cheetahs 32 20 5 7 1495 1367 45 13 58
Poole Pirates 32 21 2 9 1538 1325 44 13 57
Coventry Bees 32 21 2 9 1518 1356 44 11 55
Ipswich Witches 32 17 2 13 1444 1429 36 7 43
Peterborough Panthers 30 12 2 16 1356 1329 26 7 33
King's Lynn Stars 31 12 1 19 1381 1467 25 7 32
Eastbourne Eagles 32 11 3 18 1373 1463 25 7 32
Wolverhampton Wolves 32 12 0 20 1397 1478 24 4 28
Belle Vue Aces 30 7 1 22 1196 1484 15 1 16

Peterborough v Belle Vue and Belle Vue v Peterborough not held.

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Australia Jason Crump King's Lynn 10.39
England Scott Nicholls Ipswich 10.11
Australia Leigh Adams Oxford 10.08
Sweden Tony Rickardsson Poole 9.66
Australia Ryan Sullivan Peterborough 9.52
United States Billy Hamill Coventry 9.26
United States Greg Hancock Coventry 9.05
Denmark Nicki Pedersen King's Lynn 9.01
Sweden Mikael Max Wolverhampton 9.00
Sweden Peter Karlsson King's Lynn 8.75

Elite League Knockout Cup

The 2001 Elite League Knockout Cup was the 63rd edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Peterborough Panthers were the winners of the competition.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
04/04 Poole 50-40 Ipswich
17/05 Ipswich 56-34 Poole

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
09/07 Reading 50-40 Exeter
08/07 Stoke 41-48 Hull
12/05 Coventry 39-50 Peterborough
12/05 Eastbourne 50-40 Oxford
11/05 Oxford 53-37 Eastbourne
11/05 Peterborough 50-40 Coventry
09/05 King's Lynn 56-34 Belle Vue
07/05 Belle Vue 39-47 King's Lynn

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
09/10 Ipswich 46-44 Oxford
14/09 Oxford 45-45 Ipswich
14/09 Peterborough 49-41 King's Lynn
12/09 King's Lynn 38-33 Peterborough

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
27/10 Ipswich 48-42 Peterborough
25/10 Peterborough 51-39 Ipswich

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

External links

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "2001 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "2001 Elite League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.