1995 Speedway Grand Prix

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1995 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates 20 May - 30 September
Events 6 in 6 cities in 6 countries
Riders 17 permanents,
1 wild card(s)
Heats 144 + 1 Run-off (in 6 events)
Champion Gold  DEN Hans Nielsen
Runner-up Silver  SWE Tony Rickardsson
3rd place Bronze  USA Sam Ermolenko

The 1995 Speedway Grand Prix season was the first season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and was used to determine the Speedway World Champion. Grand Prix series was won by Hans Nielsen; it was his fourth World Champion title.[1][2]

Event format[edit]

For the new Speedway Grand Prix series it remained the case at each meeting that each rider raced every other once with the top 4 qualifying for a final - the points for all other riders determined their finishing position in the meeting and therefore their championship Grand Prix points. The 4 finalists scored 20, 18, 17 and 16 points, with the reminder scoring 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Qualification for Grand Prix[edit]

The 1995 season had 17 permanent riders (2 as track reserve) and 1 wild card at each event. Each event also could feature 2 reserves who were available to compete and qualify for full points. The permanent riders are highlighted in the results table below.

1995 Event Schedule and Winners[edit]

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 20 May Poland Wrocław , Poland
Olimpic Stadium
Poland Tomasz Gollob Denmark Hans Nielsen United Kingdom Chris Louis United Kingdom Mark Loram results
2 17 June Austria Wiener Neustadt , Austria
OAMTC Zweigverein
United States Billy Hamill Sweden Tony Rickardsson Denmark Hans Nielsen United Kingdom Mark Loram results
3 8 July Germany Abensberg , Germany
Motorstadion
Denmark Tommy Knudsen Denmark Hans Nielsen United States Billy Hamill Germany Gerd Riss results
4 12 August Sweden Linköping , Sweden
Motorstadium
Denmark Tommy Knudsen Sweden Tony Rickardsson United States Greg Hancock Denmark Hans Nielsen results
5 9 September Denmark Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
Denmark Hans Nielsen United States Sam Ermolenko Sweden Tony Rickardsson Poland Tomasz Gollob results
6 30 September United Kingdom London , Great Britain
Hackney Wick Stadium
United States Greg Hancock United States Sam Ermolenko United Kingdom Mark Loram Sweden Henka Gustafsson results

Final standings[edit]

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos. Rider Points POL
Poland
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
GBR
United Kingdom
Gold Denmark (2) Hans Nielsen 103 18 17 18 16 20 14
Silver Sweden (1) Tony Rickardsson 88 15 18 12 18 17 8
Bronze United States (12) Sam Ermolenko 83 14 11 10 12 18 18
4 United States (4) Greg Hancock 82 9 13 9 17 14 20
5 United States (18) Billy Hamill 80 4 20 17 11 13 15
6 United Kingdom (8) Mark Loram 77 16 16 8 9 11 17
7 United Kingdom (11) Chris Louis 77 17 10 13 15 15 7
8 Sweden (7) Henrik Gustafsson 73 (+3) 12 15 15 8 7 16
9 Poland (13) Tomasz Gollob 73 (+2) 20 12 6 10 16 9
10 Denmark (5) Tommy Knudsen 67 2 2 20 20 12 11
11 Australia (3) Craig Boyce 60 11 8 7 14 10 10
12 United Kingdom (6) Marvyn Cox 54 8 14 11 7 8 6
13 United Kingdom (15) Gary Havelock 45 13 7 4 6 2 13
14 United Kingdom (14) Andy Smith 38 6 9 14 3 3 3
15 Denmark (10) Jan Stæchmann 23 7 4 3 1 6 2
16 Sweden (17) Mikael Karlsson 17 3 3 2 4 1 4
17 Germany (16) Gerd Riss 16 16
18 Sweden (16) (19) Peter Karlsson 16 1 1 1 13
19 Australia (16) Jason Crump 12 12
20 Poland (16) Dariusz Śledź 10 10
21 Norway (16) Lars Gunnestad 9 9
22 United States (9) Josh Larsen 7 2 4 1
23 Austria (16) Franz Leitner 6 6
Pos. Rider Points POL
Poland
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
GBR
United Kingdom

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ speedwaygp.republika.pl. Retrieved on 2009-03-17. Archived 2009-05-11.
  2. ^ world.speedway.org. Retrieved on 2009-03-17. Archived 2009-05-11.

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