2010 Speedway Grand Prix

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2010 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates April 24 – October 9
Events 11 in 11 cities in 7 countries
Riders 15 permanents,
1 wild card(s),
2 track reserves
Heats 253 (in 11 events)
Champion Gold  POL Tomasz Gollob
Runner-up Silver  POL Jarosław Hampel
3rd place Bronze  AUS Jason Crump

The 2010 Speedway Grand Prix season was the 16th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, and decided the 65th FIM Speedway World Championship. It was the tenth series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company. The series began on 24 April in Leszno and finished on 9 October in Bydgoszcz.[1]

The only rider to win more than one round, Tomasz Gollob claimed his first Speedway Grand Prix title after over a decade in the sport. Jarosław Hampel completed a Polish 1–2, claiming his first SGP win in Denmark ahead of Gollob. Reigning champion Jason Crump finished third in the standings; the tenth successive season in which Crump finished in the top three places.

Qualification[edit]

For the 2010 season there was 15 permanent riders, joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card and two track reserves.

2009 Grand Prix[edit]

The top eight riders from the 2009 championship qualified as of right:

Grand Prix Challenge[edit]

The top eight riders from the 2009 championship were joined by three riders who qualified via the Grand Prix Challenge.

Nominations[edit]

The final four riders were nominated by series promoters, Benfield Sports International, following the completion of the 2009 season. Riders were nominated after the season ended on October 13, 2009.[2][3]

Qualified Substitutes[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 April 24 Poland Leszno , Poland
Alfred Smoczyk Stadium
Australia Jason Crump Poland Jarosław Hampel Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Poland Janusz Kołodziej results
2 May 8 Sweden Gothenburg , Sweden
Ullevi
Denmark Kenneth Bjerre Poland Tomasz Gollob Sweden Andreas Jonsson United States Greg Hancock results
3 May 22 Czech Republic Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
Poland Tomasz Gollob Denmark Nicki Pedersen Poland Jarosław Hampel Sweden Magnus Zetterström results
4 June 5 Denmark Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Poland Jarosław Hampel Poland Tomasz Gollob United Kingdom Chris Harris Denmark Hans N. Andersen results
5 June 19 Poland Toruń , Poland
MotoArena Toruń
Poland Tomasz Gollob Poland Rune Holta Poland Jarosław Hampel Australia Jason Crump results
6 July 10 United Kingdom Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
Australia Chris Holder Australia Jason Crump Poland Jarosław Hampel Denmark Hans N. Andersen results
7 August 14 Sweden Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
Poland Rune Holta Australia Jason Crump Poland Tomasz Gollob Sweden Fredrik Lindgren results
8 August 28
August 29
Croatia Goričan , Croatia
Stadium Milenium
United States Greg Hancock United Kingdom Chris Harris Australia Jason Crump Sweden Fredrik Lindgren results
9 September 11 Denmark Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
Poland Tomasz Gollob Denmark Kenneth Bjerre Australia Jason Crump Denmark Nicki Pedersen results
10 September 25 Italy Terenzano , Italy
Pista Olimpia
Poland Tomasz Gollob United Kingdom Chris Harris United States Greg Hancock Denmark Nicki Pedersen results
11 October 9 Poland Bydgoszcz , Poland
Polonia Stadium
Sweden Andreas Jonsson United Kingdom Chris Harris Poland Janusz Kołodziej Poland Rune Holta results

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
CZE
Czech Republic
DEN
Denmark
POL
Poland
GBR
United Kingdom
SCA
Sweden
CRO
Croatia
NOR
Denmark
ITA
Italy
PL2
Poland
Gold Poland (2) Tomasz Gollob 166 6 16 17 15 24 12 17 10 24 22 3
Silver Poland (13) Jarosław Hampel 137 18 6 16 20 15 17 10 8 11 10 6
Bronze Australia (1) Jason Crump 135 19 7 7 10 15 17 15 17 15 7 6
4 Poland (7) Rune Holta 109 10 6 7 6 19 8 20 6 6 9 12
5 United States (4) Greg Hancock 107 4 14 7 3 6 7 12 22 6 14 12
6 United Kingdom (14) Chris Harris 107 8 6 4 13 5 6 9 21 4 18 13
7 Denmark (8) Kenneth Bjerre 106 10 20 12 13 4 7 9 6 17 4 4
8 Australia (12) Chris Holder 96 8 11 7 9 6 19 6 7 10 7 6
9 Sweden (5) Andreas Jonsson 95 5 12 13 13 3 2 7 6 9 8 17
10 Denmark (6) Nicki Pedersen 91 9 8 14 5 8 7 0 4 12 11 13
11 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 87 8 4 7 8 6 10 11 11 5 6 11
12 Denmark (10) Hans N. Andersen 86 8 7 9 13 9 10 5 3 7 8 7
13 Sweden (11) Magnus Zetterström 74 4 9 11 7 6 6 3 6 8 7 7
14 United Kingdom (15) Tai Woffinden 49 1 4 5 5 7 6 3 6 2 6 4
15 Russia (3) Emil Sayfutdinov 33 14 8 5 6
16 Poland (16) Janusz Kołodziej 26 12 14
17 Australia (20) Davey Watt 19 6 6 1 6
18 Poland (19) Piotr Protasiewicz 13 0 5 8
19 Sweden (16) Thomas H. Jonasson 8 8
20 Sweden (16) Antonio Lindbäck 6 6
21 Poland (16) Adrian Miedziński 6 6
22 Denmark (16) Niels Kristian Iversen 6 6
23 Croatia (16) Jurica Pavlic 5 5
24 United Kingdom (16) Scott Nicholls 4 4
25 Czech Republic (16) Matěj Kůs 3 3
26 Denmark (16) Leon Madsen 3 3
27 Sweden (18) Ludvig Lindgren 2 2
28 Italy (16) Mattia Carpanese 1 1
29 Denmark (17) Nicolai Klindt 1 1 ns
30 Poland (17)(18) Artur Mroczka 1 0 1
31 Sweden (17) Linus Sundström 1 1
32 Czech Republic (17) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 0 0
33 Slovenia (17) Matija Duh 0 0
34 Poland (17) Przemysław Pawlicki 0 0
35 Czech Republic (18) Zdeněk Simota 0 0
Rider(s) not classified
Poland (17) Damian Baliński ns
Sweden (17) Simon Gustafsson ns
United Kingdom (17) Ben Barker ns
Italy (17) Mattia Cavicchioli ns
Poland (18) Maciej Janowski ns ns
Sweden (18) Dennis Andersson ns
Denmark (18) Patrick Hougaard ns ns
United Kingdom (18) Daniel King ns
Hungary (18) József Tabaka ns
Italy (18) Andrea Maida ns
Pos. Rider Points EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
CZE
Czech Republic
DEN
Denmark
POL
Poland
GBR
United Kingdom
SCA
Sweden
CRO
Croatia
NOR
Denmark
ITA
Italy
PL2
Poland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terminarz SGP 2010 zatwierdzony – będzie runda w Gorican!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2009-10-25. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  2. ^ "2010 SGP Wild Cards Announced". SpeedwayGP.com. 2009-11-13. Archived from the original on 15 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Przyznano dzikie karty na sezon 2010!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2009-11-13. Archived from the original on 15 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

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