2014 Speedway Grand Prix

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2014 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates April 5 —
Events 12
Riders 15 permanents,
1 wild card(s),
2 track reserves

The 2014 Speedway Grand Prix season will be the 20th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, and will decide the 69th FIM Speedway World Championship. It will be the fourteenth series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company.

Tai Woffinden was defending champion. Greg Hancock won the 2014 title.

Qualification[edit]

For the 2014 season there will be 15 permanent riders, joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card and two track reserves.

The top eight riders from the 2013 championship are qualified. In March 2014, before the start of the season Emil Sayfutdinov, 6th last season deciced not to compete in 2014 series, because he has not recovered from serious injuries sustained last year. He was replaced by second substitute Troy Batchelor.[1]

Those riders are joined by three riders who qualified via the Grand Prix Challenge. Since winner of Grand Prix Challenge Niels Kristian Iversen secured place in series by finishing 3rd in 2013 season, fourth-placed Martin Smolinski qualified.

The final four riders are nominated by series promoters, Benfield Sports International, following the completion of the 2013 season.[2] Early in October 2013, former world champion Tomasz Gollob accepted a nomination for the series, but later withdrawn from the competition due to unforeseen developments in his sponsorship program. He was replaced by first substitute Chris Harris.[3]

Qualified riders[edit]

# Riders 2013 place GP Ch place Appearance Previous appearances in series
1 United Kingdom Tai Woffinden 1 3rd 2010, 2011, 2013
33 Poland Jarosław Hampel 2 9th 2000–2002, 2004–2007, 2008–2009, 2010–2013
88 Denmark Niels Kristian Iversen 3 1 4th 2004–2005, 2006, 2008, 2009–2010, 2013
45 United States Greg Hancock 4 20th 1995–2013
5 Denmark Nicki Pedersen 5 14th 2000, 2001–2013
55 Slovenia Matej Žagar 7 4th 2003–2005, 2006–2007, 2008–2009, 2011, 2013
43 Australia Darcy Ward 8 2nd 2011, 2013
507 Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak 10 2 3rd 2004–2007, 2008, 2012, 2013
66 Sweden Fredrik Lindgren 11 7th 2004, 2006–2007, 2008–2013
23 Australia Chris Holder 12 5th 2010–2013
100 Sweden Andreas Jonsson 13 13th 2001, 2002–2013
91 Denmark Kenneth Bjerre 3 5th 2004–2008, 2009-2012
84 Germany Martin Smolinski 4 1st 2008
37 United Kingdom Chris Harris 20 5 7th 2003, 2007-2012, 2013
75 Australia Troy Batchelor 6 1st 2013

Qualified substitutes[edit]

The following riders qualified as substitutes due to their results in the Grand Prix Challenge.[2]

# Riders 2013 place GP Ch place
19 Denmark (19) Michael Jepsen Jensen 21 7

Calendar[edit]

The 2014 season will consist of 12 events, just like the 2013 Speedway Grand Prix.

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 April 5 New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand
Western Springs Stadium
Germany Martin Smolinski Denmark Nicki Pedersen Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Sweden Fredrik Lindgren results
2 April 26 Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland
Polonia Stadium
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Australia Darcy Ward Poland Jarosław Hampel United States Greg Hancock results
3 May 17 Finland Tampere , Finland
Tampere Stadium
Slovenia Matej Žagar United Kingdom Tai Woffinden Sweden Fredrik Lindgren United States Greg Hancock results
4 May 31 Czech Republic Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
United Kingdom Tai Woffinden United States Greg Hancock Slovenia Matej Žagar Denmark Nicki Pedersen results
5 June 14 Sweden Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
United Kingdom Tai Woffinden United States Greg Hancock Australia Chris Holder Poland Jarosław Hampel results
6 June 28 Denmark Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Denmark Niels Kristian Iversen Australia Troy Batchelor United States Greg Hancock Denmark Peter Kildemand results
7 July 12 United Kingdom Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
United States Greg Hancock United Kingdom Tai Woffinden Australia Darcy Ward Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak results
8 August 17 Latvia Daugavpils, Latvia
Latvijas Spīdveja Centrs
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Denmark Nicki Pedersen United States Greg Hancock Denmark Kenneth Bjerre results
9 August 30 Poland Gorzów Wielkopolski , Poland
Jancarz Stadium
Poland Bartosz Zmarzlik Slovenia Matej Žagar Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Denmark Michael Jepsen Jensen results
10 September 13 Denmark Vojens , Denmark
Vojens Speedway Center
Sweden Andreas Jonsson Denmark Peter Kildemand Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Australia Troy Batchelor results
11 September 27 Sweden Stockholm , Sweden
Friends Arena
Poland Jarosław Hampel United States Greg Hancock Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Australia Chris Holder results
12 October 11 Poland Toruń , Poland
Rose Motoarena
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Sweden Andreas Jonsson Poland Jaroslaw Hampel Denmark Nicki Pedersen 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 NZL
New Zealand
EUR
Poland
FIN
Finland
CZE
Czech Republic
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
GBR
United Kingdom
LAT
Latvia
POL
Poland
NOR
Denmark
SCA
Sweden
PL2
Poland
Gold United States (45) Greg Hancock 140 6 16 12 12 16 11 14 16 9 15 13
Silver Poland (507) Krzysztof Kasprzak 132 17 18 7 0 7 10 17 16 12 11 17
Bronze Denmark (5) Nicki Pedersen 121 19 5 10 10 11 5 8 18 7 8 6 14
4 United Kingdom (1) Tai Woffinden 121 7 5 16 18 17 9 18 8 7 7 9
5 Slovenia (55) Matej Žagar 114 6 6 15 16 10 7 6 9 16 6 12 5
6 Sweden (100) Andreas Jonsson 103 7 10 7 7 4 6 8 6 4 15 12 17
7 Australia (23) Chris Holder 100 11 11 10 8 15 6 9 10 13 7
8 Poland (33) Jarosław Hampel 98 8 14 7 2 13 10 5 4 0 3 21 11
9 Australia (75) Troy Batchelor 91 4 4 10 3 5 20 3 8 9 13 6 6
10 Sweden (66) Fredrik Lindgren 90 13 5 12 8 5 4 10 6 6 9 9 3
11 Denmark (88) Niels Kristian Iversen 87 6 10 6 13 11 16 12 7 6
12 Germany (84) Martin Smolinski 81 15 7 9 6 3 5 8 6 5 6 7 4
13 Denmark (91) Kenneth Bjerre 79 11 4 3 4 10 3 4 11 10 10 1 8
14 Australia (43) Darcy Ward 75 5 16 8 16 6 9 15
15 United Kingdom (37) Chris Harris 48 0 2 4 6 5 3 6 3 6 5 4 4
16 Denmark (19) Michael Jepsen Jensen 42 8 9 14 7 4
17 Denmark (16) Peter Kildemand 33 15 18
18 Poland (16) Bartosz Zmarzlik 17 17
19 Poland (16) Adrian Miedzinski 14 5 9
20 Latvia (17) Kasts Puodzuks 10 10
21 Sweden (16) Tomas H. Jonasson 7 7
22 Sweden (16) Peter Ljung 7 7
23 Denmark (18) Mikkel B Jensen 7 7
24 Poland (20) Maciej Janowski 7 7
25 Finland (16) Joonas Kylmäkorpi 5 5
26 Finland (17) Kauko Nieminen 4 4
27 Poland (17) Pawel Przedpelski 4 4
28 Latvia (16) Andzejs Lebedevs 3 3
29 Sweden (20) Kim Nilsson 3 3
30 New Zealand (16) Jason Bunyan 2 2
31 United Kingdom (16) Craig Cook 2 2
32 Czech Republic (16) Vaclav Milik 2 2
33 Poland (17) Adrian Cyfer 2 2
34 Poland (18) Lukasz Kaczmarek 2 2
35 Denmark (18) Lasse Bjerre 1 1
Pos. Rider Points NZL
New Zealand
EUR
Poland
FIN
Finland
CZE
Czech Republic
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
GBR
United Kingdom
LAT
Latvia
POL
Poland
NOR
Denmark
SCA
Sweden
PL2
Poland

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EMIL OUT OF SGP 2014". speedwaygp.com. 2014-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b "CHAMPS HANDED SGP WILD CARDS". speedwaygp.com. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  3. ^ "HARRIS REPLACES GOLLOB IN SGP". speedwaygp.com. 2013-12-11. 

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