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The 2006 Speedway Grand Prix season is the 12th season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and is used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

2006 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesApril 22 - September 23
Events10
Cities10
Countries8
Riders15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats230 (in 10 events)
Winners
Champion AUS Jason Crump
Runner-up USA Greg Hancock
3rd place DNK Nicki Pedersen

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Event formatEdit

The format remained the same as 2005 with 16 riders taking part in each Grand Prix and over the course of 20 heats each rider will race against every other rider once. The top 8 scorers advance to a semi-final and from each semi-final the 1st and 2nd placed riders will advance to the GP final. All riders apart from the qualifiers for the final carry forward the points earned in the first 20 heats over the course of the season. The riders placing in the final receive points as follows:

  • 1st place = 25 points
  • 2nd place = 20 points
  • 3rd place = 18 points
  • 4th place = 16 points

Qualification for Grand PrixEdit

For the 2006 season, there were 15 permanent riders, to be joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card. The top 8 riders from the 2005 championship qualified as of right. They were, in 2005 championship order:

  •   Tony Rickardsson (retired part way through the season and replaced by   Hans Andersen)
  •   Jason Crump
  •   Leigh Adams
  •   Nicki Pedersen
  •   Greg Hancock
  •   Bjarne Pedersen
  •   Tomasz Gollob
  •   Andreas Jonsson

They were joined by 7 riders named by the organisers of the series, who are: (in alphabetical order)

  •   Jarosław Hampel
  •   Niels Kristian Iversen
  •   Antonio Lindback
  •   Scott Nicholls
  •   Piotr Protasiewicz
  •   Lee Richardson
  •   Matej Zagar

CalendarEdit

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 SVN
 
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POL
 
    (2) Jason Crump 188 20 25 25 25 20 25 16 14 11 7
    (5) Greg Hancock 144 5 20 20 16 13 9 12 4 25 20
    (4) Nicki Pedersen 134 25 14 16 4 6 9 11 6 18 25
4   (8) Andreas Jonsson 119 8 5 10 20 7 9 25 7 16 12
5   (3) Leigh Adams 106 10 7 11 6 12 16 18 12 8 6
6   (16) (19) Hans Andersen 101 25 18 20 25 4 9
7   (13) Matej Žagar 97 9 18 4 9 4 10 4 20 11 8
8   (7) Tomasz Gollob 94 18 9 18 7 3 7 4 6 4 18
9   (11) Jarosław Hampel 91 4 16 8 18 2 4 10 16 7 6
10   (10) Antonio Lindbäck 89 9 2 6 8 16 4 3 18 20 3
11   (9) Scott Nicholls 83 9 9 5 8 8 20 8 9 7
12   (6) Bjarne Pedersen 82 5 6 7 12 18 10 8 2 7 7
13   (15) Niels Kristian Iversen 51 2 6 4 5 8 5 6 8 4 3
14   (1) Tony Rickardsson 41 16 6 4 10 5
15   (12) Lee Richardson 39 8 4 0 5 9 4 4 3 0 2
16   (14) Piotr Protasiewicz 31 1 3 3 3 1 3 4 5 4 4
17   (16) Wiesław Jaguś 16 16
18   (20) Ryan Sullivan 10 1 9
19   (16) (17) Fredrik Lindgren 7 7 ns
20   (16) Krzysztof Kasprzak 6 6
21   (16) Kasts Poudzuks 4 4
22   (17) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 4 4
23   (16) Matej Ferjan 3 3
24   (16) Simon Stead 3 3
25   (16) Adrian Rymel 2 2
26   (17) Charlie Gjedde 1 1
27   (18) Kenneth Bjerre 1 1
28   (16) Mattia Carpanese 0 0
29   (17) Janusz Kołodziej 0 0 ns
30   (17) (18) Jonas Davidsson 0 0 ns
31   (17) Daniele Tessari 0 0
32   (17) Grigory Laguta 0 0
33   (18) Zdeněk Simota 0 0
34   (18) Andrejs Koroļevs 0 0
Rider(s) not classified
  (17) Izak Šantej - ns - - - - - - - - -
  (17) Edward Kennett - - - - ns - - - - - -
  (18) Jernej Kolenko - ns - - - - - - - - -
  (18) Tomasz Gapiński - - ns - - - - - - - -
  (18) Eric Andersson - - - ns - - - - - - -
  (18) Ben Wilson - - - - ns - - - - - -
  (18) Simone Terenzani - - - - - - ns - - - -
  (18) Karol Ząbik - - - - - - - - - - ns
Pos. Rider Points SVN
 
EUR
 
SWE
 
GBR
 
DEN
 
ITA
 
SCA
 
CZE
 
LAT
 
POL
 
 
Jason Crump - World Champion 2006

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