2009 Speedway Grand Prix

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2009 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates April 25 – October 17
Events 11 in 11 cities in 8 countries
Riders 15 permanents,
1 wild card(s),
2 track reserves
Heats 253 (in 11 events)
Champion Gold  AUS Jason Crump
Runner-up Silver  POL Tomasz Gollob
3rd place Bronze  RUS Emil Sayfutdinov
Current Season Summary:

2013 Speedway Grand Prix
2013 SGP Qualification

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Grands Prix

The 2009 Speedway Grand Prix season will be the 15th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, and will decide the 64th Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Speedway World Championship. It is the third series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company.

Qualification[edit]

For the 2008 season, there will be 15 permanent riders, to be joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card and two track reserves.

2008 Grand Prix[edit]

The top eight riders from the 2008 championship qualified as of right. These eight qualifiers are, in championship order:

  1. Denmark (1) Nicki Pedersen
  2. Australia (2) Jason Crump
  3. Poland (3) Tomasz Gollob
  4. United States (4) Greg Hancock
  5. Denmark (5) Hans Andersen
  6. Australia (6) Leigh Adams
  7. Sweden (7) Andreas Jonsson
  8. Poland (8) Rune Holta

Grand Prix Challenge[edit]

The top eight riders from the 2008 championship will be joined by three riders who qualified via the Grand Prix Challenge. These riders are, in order by qualifying position:[1]

Nominations[edit]

The final four riders were nominated by series promoters, Benfield Sports International, following the completion of the 2008 season. Riders were nominated after the season ended on October 28, 2008.[2]

Permanent riders[edit]

No Rider DOB Age 2009 Clubs
Poland Polish Sweden Swedish United Kingdom British Denmark Danish Russia Russian
1  DEN Nicki Pedersen 1977-04-02 32 Częstochowa Lejonen Holsted Mega Lada (RUS)
2  AUS Jason Crump 1975-08-06 34 Wrocław Elit Vetlanda Belle Vue
3  POL Tomasz Gollob 1971-04-11 38 Gorzów Wlkp. Västervik Esbjerg
4  USA Greg Hancock 1970-06-03 39 Częstochowa Rospiggarna
5  DEN Hans Andersen 1980-11-03 29 Gdańsk Dackarna Poole Slangerup
6  AUS Leigh Adams 1971-04-28 38 Leszno Lejonen Swindon
7  SWE Andreas Jonsson 1980-09-03 29 Bydgoszcz Dackarna Grindsted
8  POL Rune Holta 1973-08-29 36 Gorzów Wlkp. Indianerna
9  GBR Scott Nicholls 1978-05-16 31 Wrocław Vargarna Ipswich
10  SWE Fredrik Lindgren 1985-09-15 24 Zielona Góra Dackarna Wolverhampton
11  GBR Chris Harris 1982-11-28 27 Ostrów Wlkp. Västervik Coventry
12  DEN Kenneth Bjerre 1984-05-24 25 Gdańsk Dackarna Peterborough Vojens
13  POL Grzegorz Walasek 1976-08-29 33 Zielona Góra Indianerna
14  POL Sebastian Ułamek 1975-11-20 34 Tarnów Lejonen Fjelsted
15  RUS Emil Sayfutdinov 1989-10-26 19 Bydgoszcz Piraterna Vojens Balakovo (RUS)
No Rider DOB Age Poland Polish Sweden Swedish United Kingdom British Denmark Danish Russia Russian
2009 Clubs


Calendar[edit]

Calendar is confirmed.[3]

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 April 25 Czech Republic Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Sweden Fredrik Lindgren Australia Jason Crump Australia Leigh Adams results
2 May 9 Poland Leszno , Poland
Alfred Smoczyk Stadium
Australia Jason Crump Poland Tomasz Gollob Sweden Andreas Jonsson United States Greg Hancock results
3 May 30 Sweden Gothenburg , Sweden
Ullevi
Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Australia Jason Crump Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Denmark Nicki Pedersen results
4 June 13 Denmark Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Australia Jason Crump United States Greg Hancock Poland Tomasz Gollob Denmark Niels Kristian Iversen results
5 June 27 United Kingdom Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
Australia Jason Crump Sweden Fredrik Lindgren Denmark Hans N. Andersen United States Greg Hancock results
6 August 1 Latvia Daugavpils , Latvia
Latvijas Spidveja Centrs
United States Greg Hancock Denmark Kenneth Bjerre Poland Tomasz Gollob Australia Jason Crump results
7 August 15 Sweden Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
Poland Tomasz Gollob Australia Jason Crump Denmark Hans N. Andersen Denmark Kenneth Bjerre results
8 August 29 Denmark Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
Sweden Andreas Jonsson Poland Rune Holta Denmark Kenneth Bjerre Russia Emil Sayfutdinov results
9 September 12 Slovenia Krško , Slovenia
Matije Gubca Stadium
Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Poland Rune Holta Poland Tomasz Gollob Denmark Nicki Pedersen results
10 September 26 Italy Terenzano , Italy
Pista Olimpia
Poland Tomasz Gollob Denmark Hans N. Andersen Denmark Nicki Pedersen Poland Grzegorz Walasek results
11 October 17 Poland Bydgoszcz , Poland
Stadion Polonii Bydgoszcz
Denmark Nicki Pedersen Australia Leigh Adams Poland Sebastian Ułamek Poland Rune Holta results

The intermediate 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 CZE
Czech Republic
EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
GBR
United Kingdom
LAT
Latvia
SCA
Sweden
NOR
Denmark
SVN
Slovenia
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
Gold Australia (2) Jason Crump 159 14 22 16 22 24 10 18 8 12 4 9
Silver Poland (3) Tomasz Gollob 144 7 17 7 13 9 16 22 7 12 23 11
Bronze Russia (15) Emil Sayfutdinov 138 17 9 20 14 7 10 5 14 24 11 7
4 United States (4) Greg Hancock 121 10 16 5 14 14 20 8 10 9 7 8
5 Sweden (7) Andreas Jonsson 116 11 16 12 7 5 6 10 20 5 12 12
6 Denmark (1) Nicki Pedersen 110 12 9 13 10 8 7 11 10 12 18
7 Poland (8) Rune Holta 99 3 8 11 5 7 7 2 15 19 8 14
8 Denmark (12) Kenneth Bjerre 98 10 5 8 8 7 15 10 15 7 5 8
9 Sweden (10) Fredrik Lindgren 95 19 2 9 3 16 6 9 12 6 6 7
10 Denmark (5) Hans N. Andersen 91 6 6 5 6 15 9 14 4 5 18 3
11 Australia (6) Leigh Adams 81 13 6 3 6 3 11 5 7 9 3 15
12 Poland (14) Sebastian Ułamek 75 5 8 6 8 8 6 5 8 2 3 16
13 Poland (13) Grzegorz Walasek 66 6 5 6 7 1 6 6 7 6 13 3
14 United Kingdom (11) Chris Harris 62 6 5 5 5 9 5 8 1 4 11 3
15 United Kingdom (9) Scott Nicholls 45 4 1 1 5 6 3 5 3 7 6 4
16 Sweden (16) Antonio Lindbäck 27 17 10
17 Denmark (16) (19) Niels Kristian Iversen 20 11 8 1
18 Poland (16) Jarosław Hampel 9 9
19 Slovenia (16) Matej Žagar 7 7
20 Latvia (16) Grigory Laguta 6 6
21 Poland (16) Adrian Miedziński 6 6
22 United Kingdom (16) Edward Kennett 4 4
23 Italy (16) Guglielmo Franchetti 2 2
24 Czech Republic (16) Matěj Kůs 1 1
25 Italy (17) Mattia Carpanese 0 0
Rider(s) not classified
Czech Republic (17) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. ns
Poland (17) Damian Baliński ns
Sweden (17) Ricky Kling ns
Denmark (17) Patrick Hougaard ns
United Kingdom (17) Tai Woffinden ns
Latvia (17) Maksims Bogdanovs ns
Sweden (17) Simon Gustafsson ns
Denmark (17) Kenneth Hansen ns
Slovenia (17) Izak Šantej ns
Poland (17) Grzegorz Zengota ns
Czech Republic (18) Adrian Rymel ns
Poland (18) Janusz Kołodziej ns
Sweden (18) Thomas H. Jonasson ns
Denmark (18) Nicolai Klindt ns
United Kingdom (18) Simon Stead ns
Latvia (18) Vjačeslavs Giruckis ns
Sweden (18) Ludvig Lindgren ns
Denmark (18) Morten Risager ns
Slovenia (18) Aleksander Čonda ns
Italy (18) Andrea Maida ns
Poland (18) Krzysztof Buczkowski ns
Pos. Rider Points CZE
Czech Republic
EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
GBR
United Kingdom
LAT
Latvia
SCA
Sweden
NOR
Denmark
SVN
Slovenia
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Poles and a Dane". Benfield Sports International. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Lista startowa Grand Prix 2009". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Terminarz Grand Prix zatwierdzony" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 

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