2005 Speedway Grand Prix

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2005 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates April 30 - September 9
Events 9 in 9 cities in 7 countries
Riders 15 permanents,
1 wild card(s),
2 track reserves
Heats 207 (in 9 events)
Champion Gold  SWE Tony Rickardsson
Runner-up Silver  AUS Jason Crump
3rd place Bronze  AUS Leigh Adams

The 2005 Speedway Grand Prix season is the 11th season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and is used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

Event format[edit]

The format was changed for GP 2005 with 16 riders (instead of 24) taking part in each Grand Prix event, and over the course of 20 heats each rider will start in 5 heats and race against every other rider once (which is the classical round-robin formula of the individual tournament). The top 8 scorers advance to two semi-final heats, and the 1st and 2nd riders from each semi-final advance to the GP final heat. All riders apart from the qualifiers for the final carry forward the points earned in the round-robin round over the course of the season. The riders in the final receive points (for the whole tournament, irrespective of how many points they actually earned) as follows:

  • 1st place = 25 points
  • 2nd place = 20 points
  • 3rd place = 18 points
  • 4th place = 16 points

This formula was basically identical to that in effect during the 1995-1997 GP editions, the difference being such that then all the 16 riders after the 20 heat round-robin round started in one additional heat (those from places 13-16 after round-robin in 21st, 9-12 in 22nd, 5-8 in 23rd, 1-4 in 24th being the Great Final), and all 16 received a constant amount of points for a given place in a tournament (irrespective of how many points they actually earned).

Qualification for Grand Prix[edit]

For the 2005 season, there were 15 permanent riders, to be joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card. They were, in rider number order:

  • (1) Jason Crump Australia
  • (2) Tony Rickardsson Sweden
  • (3) Greg Hancock United States
  • (4) Leigh Adams Australia
  • (5) Nicki Pedersen Denmark
  • (6) Tomasz Gollob Poland
  • (7) Andreas Jonsson Sweden
  • (8) Jarosław Hampel Poland
  • (9) Hans Andersen Denmark
  • (10) Bjarne Pedersen Denmark
  • (11) Lee Richardson United Kingdom
  • (12) Scott Nicholls United Kingdom
  • (13) Ryan Sullivan Australia
  • (14) Antonio Lindback Sweden
  • (15) Tomasz Chrzanowski Poland

Calendar[edit]

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 April 30 Poland Wrocław , Poland
Olympic Stadium
Sweden Tony Rickardsson Australia Leigh Adams Australia Jason Crump Sweden Antonio Lindbäck results
2 May 11 Sweden Eskilstuna , Sweden
Smedstadium
Australia Jason Crump Sweden Tony Rickardsson Denmark Bjarne Pedersen Denmark Nicki Pedersen results
3 May 28 Slovenia Krško , Slovenia
Matije Gubca Stadium
Sweden Tony Rickardsson Denmark Nicki Pedersen Slovenia Matej Žagar Australia Jason Crump results
4 June 11 United Kingdom Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
Sweden Tony Rickardsson Poland Jarosław Hampel Denmark Bjarne Pedersen Denmark Hans N. Andersen results
5 June 25 Denmark Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Sweden Tony Rickardsson United States Greg Hancock Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Denmark Nicki Pedersen results
6 July 29 Czech Republic Praha , Czech Republic
Marketa Stadium
Sweden Tony Rickardsson Denmark Bjarne Pedersen Poland Jarosław Hampel Australia Jason Crump results
7 August 13 Sweden Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
Australia Jason Crump Sweden Andreas Jonsson Sweden Tony Rickardsson Australia Leigh Adams results
8 August 27 Poland Bydgoszcz , Poland
Polonia Stadium
Poland Tomasz Gollob United Kingdom Lee Richardson Australia Jason Crump United States Greg Hancock results
9 September 9 Italy Lonigo , Italy
Motoclub Lonigo
Sweden Tony Rickardsson Australia Jason Crump United States Greg Hancock Australia Leigh Adams results

Result: EuropeSwedenSloveniaGreat BritainCopenhagenDenmarkScandinaviaPolandItaly

Final classification[edit]

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos. Rider Points EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
SVN
Slovenia
GBR
United Kingdom
DEN
Denmark
CZE
Czech Republic
SCA
Sweden
POL
Poland
ITA
Italy
1 Sweden (2) Tony Rickardsson 196 25 20 25 25 25 25 18 8 25
2 Australia (1) Jason Crump 154 18 25 16 4 12 16 25 18 20
3 Australia (4) Leigh Adams 107 20 13 9 7 7 8 16 11 16
4 Denmark (5) Nicki Pedersen 102 10 16 20 6 16 10 10 9 5
5 United States (3) Greg Hancock 100 11 6 8 6 20 7 8 16 18
6 Denmark (10) Bjarne Pedersen 90 4 18 3 18 3 20 7 7 10
7 Poland (6) Tomasz Gollob 83 6 6 10 8 6 9 9 25 4
8 Sweden (7) Andreas Jonsson 80 8 1 3 12 8 8 20 10 10
9 United Kingdom (12) Scott Nicholls 72 6 7 8 9 4 14 10 8 6
10 Sweden (14) Antonio Lindbäck 71 16 8 3 8 18 6 7 0 5
11 Poland (8) Jarosław Hampel 67 10 - - 20 8 18 5 6 -
12 Denmark (9) Hans N. Andersen 64 2 8 9 16 8 3 5 5 8
13 United Kingdom (11) Lee Richardson 55 5 3 3 5 6 4 3 20 6
14 Australia (13) Ryan Sullivan 45 7 3 13 1 5 9 5 2 -
15 Poland (15) Tomasz Chrzanowski 28 4 4 2 7 2 1 1 1 6
16 Slovenia (16) Matej Žagar 23 - - 18 - - - - - 5
17 Denmark (19) Kenneth Bjerre 12 - 8 4 - - - - - -
18 Poland (16) Piotr Protasiewicz 11 - - - - - - - 11 -
19 Denmark (16) Niels Kristian Iversen 7 - - - - 7 - - - -
20 Norway (16) Rune Holta 6 - 6 - - - - - - -
21 Sweden (21) Stefan Andersson 5 - - - - - - - - 5
22 Poland (16) (17) Krzysztof Kasprzak 4 4 - - - - - - ns -
23 United Kingdom (16) David Norris 4 - - - 4 - - - - -
24 Sweden (16) Jonas Davidsson 4 - - - - - - 4 - -
25 Russia (23) Roman Povazhny 4 - - - - - - - - 4
26 Czech Republic (16) Aleš Dryml, Jr. 3 - - - - - 2 - - -
27 United Kingdom (18) Edward Kennett 1 - - - 1 - - - - -
28 Sweden (17) Mikael Max 0 - 0 - - - - - - -
29 United Kingdom (17) Simon Stead 0 - - - 0 - - - - -
30 Sweden (18) Peter Nahlin 0 - 0 - - - - - - -
31 Italy (18) Daniele Tessari 0 - - - - - - - - 0
Poland (17) Janusz Kołodziej ns ns - - - - - - - -
Slovenia (17) Izak Šantej ns - - ns - - - - - -
Denmark (17) Charlie Gjedde ns - - - - ns - - - -
Czech Republic (17) Bohumil Brhel ns - - - - - ns - - -
Sweden (17) Peter Ljung ns - - - - - - ns - -
Italy (17) Simone Terenzani ns - - - - - - - - ns
Poland (18) Adrian Miedziński ns ns - - - - - - - -
Slovenia (18) Denis Štojs ns - - ns - - - - - -
Denmark (18) Mads Korneliussen ns - - - - ns - - - -
Czech Republic (18) Lukáš Dryml ns - - - - - ns - - -
Sweden (18) Fredrik Lindgren ns - - - - - - ns - -
Poland (18) Karol Ząbik ns - - - - - - - ns -
Pos. Rider Points EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
SVN
Slovenia
GBR
United Kingdom
DEN
Denmark
CZE
Czech Republic
SCA
Sweden
POL
Poland
ITA
Italy

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