2000 Speedway Grand Prix

The 2000 Speedway Grand Prix season was the sixth season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and was used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

2000 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesMay 6 – September 23
Events6
Cities6
Countries5
Riders22 permanents
2 wild card(s)
Heats144 (in 6 events)
Winners
Champion GBR Mark Loram
Runner-up USA Billy Hamill
3rd place SWE Tony Rickardsson

Event formatEdit

The system first used in 1998 continued to be adopted with 24 riders, divided into two classes. The eight best would be directly qualified for the "Main Event", while the sixteen others would be knocked out if they finished out of the top two in 4-man heats on two occasions – while they would go through if they finished inside the top two on two occasions. This resulted in 10 heats, where eight proceeded to the Main Event, where exactly the same system was applied to give eight riders to a semi-final.

The semi-finals were then two heats of four, where the top two qualified for a final and the last two going towards the consolation final. The 4 finalists scored 25, 20, 18 and 16 points, with 5th to 8th scoring 15, 14, 12 and 10-point, and after that 8, 8, 7, 7, etc. Places after 8th place were awarded according to the time a rider was knocked out and, secondly, according to position in the last heat he rode in.

QualificationEdit

The 2000 season had 22 permanent riders and two wild cards at each event. The permanent riders are highlighted in the results table below.

CalendarEdit

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 May 6   Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
  Billy Hamill   Mark Loram   Chris Louis   Todd Wiltshire results
2 June 3   Linköping , Sweden
Motorstadium
  Jason Crump   Mark Loram   Todd Wiltshire   Tony Rickardsson results
3 July 1   Wrocław , Poland
Olympic Stadium
  Tony Rickardsson   Billy Hamill   Chris Louis   Leigh Adams results
4 July 29   Coventry , Great Britain
Brandon Stadium
  Martin Dugard   Ryan Sullivan   Mark Loram   Jason Lyons results
5 September 2   Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
  Greg Hancock   Jason Crump   Stefan Dannö   Nicki Pedersen results
6 September 23   Bydgoszcz , Poland
Polonia Stadium
  Billy Hamill   Greg Hancock   Tony Rickardsson   Jason Crump results

Final standingsEdit

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos. Rider Points CZE
 
SWE
 
POL
 
GBR
 
DEN
 
EUR
 
    (16) Mark Loram 102 20 20 15 18 15 14
    (11) Billy Hamill 95 25 6 20 5 14 25
    (1) Tony Rickardsson 94 14 16 25 14 7 18
4   (6) Jason Crump 88 5 25 12 10 20 16
5   (7) Greg Hancock 76 7 5 7 12 25 20
6   (5) Leigh Adams 65 6 10 16 15 12 6
7   (2) Tomasz Gollob 64 15 14 14 6 15
8   (21) Todd Wiltshire 63 16 18 7 7 3 12
9   (8) Ryan Sullivan 62 8 12 8 20 8 6
10   (10) Chris Louis 60 18 7 18 8 5 4
11   (3) Jimmy Nilsen 42 6 15 5 6 2 8
12   (9) Stefan Dannö 41 3 4 10 6 18 0
13   (12) Mikael Karlsson 39 12 8 4 8 5 2
14   (15) Henrik Gustafsson 39 8 4 2 5 10 10
15   (19) Peter Karlsson 35 3 2 8 7 8 7
16   (4) Joe Screen 34 5 5 6 3 7 8
17   (18) Antonín Kasper, Jr. 32 7 6 5 4 6 4
18   (13) Carl Stonehewer 30 10 7 3 4 3 3
19   (23) Martin Dugard 25 25
20   (23) Nicki Pedersen 17 1 16
21   (22) Rafał Dobrucki 16 4 3 3 1 5
22   (28) Jason Lyons 16 16
23   (20) Brian Andersen 15 4 2 1 2 4 2
24   (14) Brian Karger 13 2 3 4 1 2 1
25   (17) Andy Smith 10 2 1 1 2 1 3
26   (24) Rune Holta 8 8
27   (24) Jarosław Hampel 7 7
28   (24) Sebastian Ułamek 6 6
29   (24) Jesper B. Jensen 4 4
30   (23) Piotr Protasiewicz 3 2 1
31   (24) Lee Richardson 3 3
32   (23) Michal Makovský 1 1
33   (24) Bohumil Brhel 1 1
34   (25) John Jørgensen 1 1
Pos. Rider Points CZE
 
SWE
 
POL
 
GBR
 
DEN
 
EUR
 

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