2019 Speedway Grand Prix

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2019 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesMay 18 – TBC
Events11
Cities11
Countries8
Riders15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats(in 11 events)
Winners
Champion [[national speedway team|]]
Runner-up [[national speedway team|]]
3rd place [[national speedway team|]]

The 2019 Speedway Grand Prix season will be the 25th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, and will decide the 74th FIM Speedway World Championship. It will be the nineteenth series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company.

Tai Woffinden is the defending champion having won the title in 2018

Qualification[edit]

For the 2019 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 2018 championship qualify automatically. These riders will be joined by the three riders who qualified via the Grand Prix Challenge.

The final four riders were nominated by series promoters, Benfield Sports International, following the completion of the 2017 season.[1]

Qualified riders[edit]

# Riders 2018 place GP Ch place Appearance Previous appearances in series
108 United Kingdom Tai Woffinden 1 8th 2010, 2011, 2013–2018
95 Poland Bartosz Zmarzlik 2 4th 2012–2015, 2016–2018
66 Sweden Fredrik Lindgren 3 10th 2004, 2006–2007, 2008–2014, 2016, 2017–2018
71 Poland Maciej Janowski 4 5th 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015–2018
45 United States Greg Hancock 5 25th 1995–2018
222 Russia Artem Laguta 6 3rd 2011, 2018
69 Australia Jason Doyle 7 5th 2015–2018
89 Russia Emil Sayfutdinov 8 8th 2009–2013, 2017–2018
692 Poland Patryk Dudek 9 3rd 2016, 2017–2018
55 Slovenia Matej Žagar 10 15 9th 2003–2005, 2006–2007, 2008–2009, 2011, 2013–2018
54 Slovakia Martin Vaculík 13 4th 2012, 2013, 2017–2018
333 Poland Janusz Kołodziej 1 2nd 2006, 2010, 2011
88 Denmark Niels-Kristian Iversen 14 2 8th 2004–2005, 2006, 2008, 2009–2010, 2013–2017, 2018
85 Sweden Antonio Lindbäck 3 9th 2004, 2005–2007, 2009–2010, 2011–2013, 2015, 2016–2017
30 Denmark Leon Madsen 1st 2013

Qualified substitutes[edit]

The following riders were nominated as substitutes:

# Riders 2018 place GP Ch place
United Kingdom Robert Lambert 30 5
Australia Max Fricke 18 7
Denmark Mikkel Michelsen 29
Czech Republic Václav Milík Jr. 17 11
Poland Bartosz Smektała 26

Calendar[edit]

The provisional 2019 calendar has been announced.[2] There will be 10 events in 2019, the same as in 2018.

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 May 18 Poland Warsaw , Poland
Stadion Narodowy
results
2 June 1 Slovenia Krsko, Slovenia
Stadion Matije Gubca
results
3 June 15 Czech Republic Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
results
4 July 6 Sweden Hallstavik , Sweden
HZ Bygg Arena
results
5 August 3 Poland Wrocław , Poland
Olympic Stadium
results
6 August 17 Sweden Målilla , Sweden
G&B Arena
results
7 August 31 Germany Teterow , Germany
Bergring Arena
results
8 September 7 Denmark Vojens , Denmark
Vojens Speedway Center
results
9 September 21 United Kingdom Cardiff , Great Britain
Principality Stadium
results
10 October 5 Poland Torun , Poland
Rose Motoarena
results

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 SGP Wildcards". SGP.
  2. ^ "2019 FIM Speedway World Championship provisional calendar". SGP.

External links[edit]