The 2013 Elite League (also known as the Sky Sports Elite League for sponsorship reasons) took place between March and October 2013.[1]

Summary

The Swindon Robins were the defending champions after winning in 2012.[2]

Team Lineups

Belle Vue Aces

Birmingham Brummies

Coventry Bees

Eastbourne Eagles

Kings Lynn Stars

Lakeside Hammers

Peterborough Panthers

Poole Pirates

Swindon Robins

Wolverhampton Wolves

League table

Pos Club M Home Away F A +/- Pts
3W 2W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Birmingham Brummies 28 9 4 0 1 3 1 2 2 6 1344 1218 56
2 Swindon Robins 28 9 2 0 3 2 4 0 3 5 1353 1216 54
3 Wolverhampton Wolves 28 10 2 0 2 1 3 0 4 6 1319 1232 51
4 Poole Pirates 28 7 3 1 3 4 0 0 2 8 1291 1236 46
5 Kings Lynn Stars 28 9 3 0 2 1 0 0 6 7 1265 1273 43
6 Lakeside Hammers 28 11 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 11 1257 1307 43
7 Peterborough Panthers 28 8 1 1 4 2 1 0 2 9 1293 1245 40
8 Eastbourne Eagles 28 9 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 12 1240 1339 37
9 Belle Vue Aces* 28 7 1 0 6 0 3 1 1 9 1204 1309 32
10 Coventry Bees 28 6 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 12 1185 1376 30
Key:
Championship play-offs
  • Belle Vue were deducted 3 points after a Speedway Control Bureau hearing.

Home: 3W = Home win by 7 points or more; 2W = Home win by between 1 and 6 points
Away: 4W = Away win by 7 points or more; 3W = Away win by between 1 and 6 points; 1L = Away loss by 6 points or less
M = Meetings; D = Draws; L = Losses; F = Race points for; A = Race points against; +/- = Race points difference; Pts = Total Points

Championship play-offs

Semi-finals

Leg 1

Wolverhampton Wolves44 – 46Birmingham Brummies
Monmore Green
Swindon Robins52 – 42Poole Pirates
Abbey Stadium

Leg 2

Birmingham Brummies55 – 38Wolverhampton Wolves
Perry Barr Stadium
Poole Pirates55 - 38Swindon Robins

Grand final

First leg

Second leg

Birmingham Brummies43 (79) - 47 (104)Poole Pirates
Perry Barr Stadium

The Poole Pirates were declared Elite League Champions, winning on aggregate 104-79.

Leading averages

[3]

Rider Team Average
England Tai Woffinden Wolverhampton 9.20
Denmark Niels Kristian Iversen Kings Lynn 9.12
Australia Darcy Ward Poole 9.07
Sweden Freddie Lindgren Wolverhampton 8.94
United States Greg Hancock Poole 8.77
Slovenia Matej Žagar Belle Vue 8.64
Denmark Kenneth Bjerre Peterborough 8.45
Denmark Hans Andersen Swindon 8.34
Denmark Peter Kildemand Swindon 8.25
Australia Troy Batchelor Swindon 8.21

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "2013 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "Greensheet Averages" (PDF). Speedway GB.