2020 Speedway Grand Prix

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2020 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesTBC
EventsTBC
CitiesTBC
CountriesTBC
Riders15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats(in TBC events)

The 2020 Speedway Grand Prix season will be the 26th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, and will decide the 75th FIM Speedway World Championship. It will be the 20th series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company

A new points system will be introduced with overall positions deciding the number of championship points a rider will score from a GP and points scored in each individual heat used to determine a rider's progress in a GP.

Bartosz Zmarzlik will be the defending champion having won the 2019 Speedway Grand Prix series.

Qualification[edit]

For the 2020 season there will be 15 permanent riders, who will be joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card and two track reserves.

The top eight riders from the 2019 championship have qualified automatically.[1] 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 2019 season.[2]

Qualified riders[edit]

# Riders 2019 place GP Ch place Appearance Previous appearances in series
Poland Bartosz Zmarzlik 1 5th 2012–2015, 2016–2019
Denmark Leon Madsen 2 2nd 2013, 2019
Russia Emil Sayfutdinov 3 9th 2009–2013, 2017–2019
Sweden Fredrik Lindgren 4 11th 2004, 2006–2007, 2008–2014, 2016, 2017–2019
Slovakia Martin Vaculík 5 4 5th 2012, 2013, 2017–2019
Poland Maciej Janowski 6 6th 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015–2019
Australia Jason Doyle 7 6th 2015–2019
Poland Patryk Dudek 8 4th 2016, 2017–2019
Slovenia Matej Žagar 9 1 10th 2003–2005, 2006–2007, 2008–2009, 2011, 2013–2019
Denmark Niels-Kristian Iversen 10 2 9th 2004–2005, 2006, 2008, 2009–2010, 2013–2017, 2018, 2019
Australia Max Fricke 16 3 1st 2016-2017, 2019
Russia Artem Laguta 11 4th 2011, 2018–2019
Sweden Antonio Lindbäck 12 10th 2004, 2005–2007, 2009–2010, 2011–2013, 2015, 2016–2017, 2019
United Kingdom Tai Woffinden 13 9th 2010, 2011, 2013–2019
United States Greg Hancock 25th 1995–2018

Qualified substitutes[edit]

The following riders were nominated as substitutes:

# Riders 2019 place GP Ch place
Germany Martin Smolinski 26 10
Denmark Mikkel Michelsen 17 14
Poland Bartosz Smektała 18
Denmark Anders Thomsen 5
Sweden Pontus Aspgren 6
France Dimitri Bergé

Calendar[edit]

The 2020 season consists of 10 events, the same number as in 2019.[3]. The Slovenian round has been replaced by a new round in Russia.

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 May 16 Poland Warsaw, Poland
Stadion Narodowy
results
2 May 30 Germany Teterow, Germany
Bergring Arena
results
3 June 13 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
results
4 July 18 United Kingdom Cardiff, Great Britain
Principality Stadium
results
5 July 25 Sweden Hallstavik, Sweden
HZ Bygg Arena
results
6 August 1 Poland Wrocław, Poland
Olympic Stadium
results
7 August 15 Sweden Målilla, Sweden
G&B Arena
results
8 August 29 Russia Tolyatti, Russia
Anatoly Stepanovs Stadium
results
9 September 12 Denmark Vojens, Denmark
Vojens Speedway Center
results
10 October 3 Poland Torun, Poland
Rose Motoarena
results

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 FIM Speedway World Championship results". SGP.
  2. ^ "2020 wildcards announced". SGP.
  3. ^ "2020 FIM Speedway World Championship calendar confirmed". SGP.

External links[edit]