2006 Speedway Grand Prix

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2006 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates April 22 - September 23
Events 10 in 10 cities in 8 countries
Riders 15 permanents,
1 wild card(s),
2 track reserves
Heats 230 (in 10 events)
Champion Gold  AUS Jason Crump
Runner-up Silver  USA Greg Hancock
3rd place Bronze  DNK Nicki Pedersen

The 2006 Speedway Grand Prix season is the 12th season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and is used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

Event format[edit]

The format remained the same as 2005 with 16 riders taking part in each Grand Prix and over the course of 20 heats each rider will race against every other rider once. The top 8 scorers advance to a semi-final and from each semi-final the 1st and 2nd placed riders will advance to the GP final. All riders apart from the qualifiers for the final carry forward the points earned in the first 20 heats over the course of the season. The riders placing in the final receive points as follows:

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

Qualification for Grand Prix[edit]

For the 2006 season, there were 15 permanent riders, to be joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card. The top 8 riders from the 2005 championship qualified as of right. They were, in 2005 championship order:

  • Sweden Tony Rickardsson (retired part way through the season and replaced by Denmark Hans Andersen)
  • Australia Jason Crump
  • Australia Leigh Adams
  • Denmark Nicki Pedersen
  • United States Greg Hancock
  • Denmark Bjarne Pedersen
  • Poland Tomasz Gollob
  • Sweden Andreas Jonsson

They were joined by 7 riders named by the organisers of the series, who are: (in alphabetical order)

  • Poland Jarosław Hampel
  • Denmark Niels Kristian Iversen
  • Sweden Antonio Lindback
  • United Kingdom Scott Nicholls
  • Poland Piotr Protasiewicz
  • United Kingdom Lee Richardson
  • Slovenia Matej Zagar

Calendar[edit]

Jason Crump - World Champion 2006
Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 April 22 Slovenia Krško , Slovenia
Matije Gubca Stadium
Denmark Nicki Pedersen Australia Jason Crump Poland Tomasz Gollob Sweden Tony Rickardsson results
2 May 6 Poland Wrocław , Poland
Olimpic Stadium
Australia Jason Crump United States Greg Hancock Slovenia Matej Žagar Poland Jarosław Hampel results
3 May 20 Sweden Eskilstuna , Sweden
Smedstadium
Australia Jason Crump United States Greg Hancock Poland Tomasz Gollob Denmark Nicki Pedersen results
4 June 3 United Kingdom Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
Australia Jason Crump Sweden Andreas Jonsson Poland Jarosław Hampel United States Greg Hancock results
5 June 24 Denmark Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Denmark Hans N. Andersen Australia Jason Crump Denmark Bjarne Pedersen Sweden Antonio Lindbäck results
6 July 29 Italy Lonigo , Italy
Santa Marina Stadium
Australia Jason Crump United Kingdom Scott Nicholls Denmark Hans N. Andersen Australia Leigh Adams results
7 August 12 Sweden Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
Sweden Andreas Jonsson Denmark Hans N. Andersen Australia Leigh Adams Australia Jason Crump results
8 August 26 Czech Republic Prague , Czech Republic
Marketa Stadium
Denmark Hans N. Andersen Slovenia Matej Žagar Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Poland Jarosław Hampel results
9 September 9 Latvia Daugavpils , Latvia
Spidveja Centrs
United States Greg Hancock Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Denmark Nicki Pedersen Sweden Andreas Jonsson results
10 September 23 Poland Bydgoszcz , Poland
Polonia Stadium
Denmark Nicki Pedersen United States Greg Hancock Poland Tomasz Gollob Poland Wiesław Jaguś results

results: SloveniaEuropeSwedenGreat BritainDanmarkItalyScandinaviaCzech RepublicLatviaPoland

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 SVN
Slovenia
EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
GBR
United Kingdom
DEN
Denmark
ITA
Italy
SCA
Sweden
CZE
Czech Republic
LAT
Latvia
POL
Poland
1 Australia (2) Jason Crump 188 20 25 25 25 20 25 16 14 11 7
2 United States (5) Greg Hancock 144 5 20 20 16 13 9 12 4 25 20
3 Denmark (4) Nicki Pedersen 134 25 14 16 4 6 9 11 6 18 25
4 Sweden (8) Andreas Jonsson 119 8 5 10 20 7 9 25 7 16 12
5 Australia (3) Leigh Adams 106 10 7 11 6 12 16 18 12 8 6
6 Denmark (16) (19) Hans Andersen 101 - - - - 25 18 20 25 4 9
7 Slovenia (13) Matej Žagar 97 9 18 4 9 4 10 4 20 11 8
8 Poland (7) Tomasz Gollob 94 18 9 18 7 3 7 4 6 4 18
9 Poland (11) Jarosław Hampel 91 4 16 8 18 2 4 10 16 7 6
10 Sweden (10) Antonio Lindbäck 89 9 2 6 8 16 4 3 18 20 3
11 United Kingdom (9) Scott Nicholls 83 9 9 5 8 8 20 8 - 9 7
12 Denmark (6) Bjarne Pedersen 82 5 6 7 12 18 10 8 2 7 7
13 Denmark (15) Niels Kristian Iversen 51 2 6 4 5 8 5 6 8 4 3
14 Sweden (1) Tony Rickardsson 41 16 6 4 10 5 - - - - -
15 United Kingdom (12) Lee Richardson 39 8 4 0 5 9 4 4 3 0 2
16 Poland (14) Piotr Protasiewicz 31 1 3 3 3 1 3 4 5 4 4
17 Poland (16) Wiesław Jaguś 16 - - - - - - - - - 16
18 Australia (20) Ryan Sullivan 10 - - - - - - 1 9 - -
19 Sweden (16) (17) Fredrik Lindgren 7 - - 7 - - - ns - - -
20 Poland (16) Krzysztof Kasprzak 6 - 6 - - - - - - - -
21 Latvia (16) Kasts Poudzuks 4 - - - - - - - - 4 -
22 Czech Republic (17) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 4 - - - - - - - 4 - -
23 Slovenia (16) Matej Ferjan 3 3 - - - - - - - - -
24 United Kingdom (16) Simon Stead 3 - - - 3 - - - - - -
25 Czech Republic (16) Adrian Rymel 2 - - - - - - - 2 - -
26 Denmark (17) Charlie Gjedde 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
27 Denmark (18) Kenneth Bjerre 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
28 Italy (16) Mattia Carpanese 0 - - - - - 0 - - - -
29 Poland (17) Janusz Kołodziej 0 - 0 - - - - - - - ns
30 Sweden (17) (18) Jonas Davidsson 0 - - 0 - - - ns - - -
31 Italy (17) Daniele Tessari 0 - - - - - 0 - - - -
32 Russia (17) Grigory Laguta 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
33 Czech Republic (18) Zdeněk Simota 0 - - - - - - - 0 - -
34 Latvia (18) Andrejs Koroļevs 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Slovenia (17) Izak Šantej - ns - - - - - - - - -
United Kingdom (17) Edward Kennett - - - - ns - - - - - -
Slovenia (18) Jernej Kolenko - ns - - - - - - - - -
Poland (18) Tomasz Gapiński - - ns - - - - - - - -
Sweden (18) Eric Andersson - - - ns - - - - - - -
United Kingdom (18) Ben Wilson - - - - ns - - - - - -
Italy (18) Simone Terenzani - - - - - - ns - - - -
Poland (18) Karol Ząbik - - - - - - - - - - ns
Pos. Rider Points SVN
Slovenia
EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
GBR
United Kingdom
DEN
Denmark
ITA
Italy
SCA
Sweden
CZE
Czech Republic
LAT
Latvia
POL
Poland

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