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The 2009 Speedway Grand Prix season will be the 15th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, and will decide the 64th Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Speedway World Championship. It is the third series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company.

2009 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesApril 25 – October 17
Events11
Cities11
Countries8
Riders15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats253 (in 11 events)
Winners
Champion AUS Jason Crump
Runner-up POL Tomasz Gollob
3rd place RUS Emil Sayfutdinov

Contents

QualificationEdit

For the 2008 season, there will be 15 permanent riders, to be joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card and two track reserves.

2008 Grand PrixEdit

The top eight riders from the 2008 championship qualified as of right. These eight qualifiers are, in championship order:

  1.   (1) Nicki Pedersen
  2.   (2) Jason Crump
  3.   (3) Tomasz Gollob
  4.   (4) Greg Hancock
  5.   (5) Hans Andersen
  6.   (6) Leigh Adams
  7.   (7) Andreas Jonsson
  8.   (8) Rune Holta

Grand Prix ChallengeEdit

The top eight riders from the 2008 championship will be joined by three riders who qualified via the Grand Prix Challenge. These riders are, in order by qualifying position:[1]

NominationsEdit

The final four riders were nominated by series promoters, Benfield Sports International, following the completion of the 2008 season. Riders were nominated after the season ended on October 28, 2008.[2]

Permanent ridersEdit

No Rider DOB Age 2009 Clubs
  Polish   Swedish   British   Danish   Russian
1   DEN Nicki Pedersen 1977-04-02 32 Częstochowa Lejonen Holsted Mega Lada (RUS)
2   AUS Jason Crump 1975-08-06 34 Wrocław Elit Vetlanda Belle Vue
3   POL Tomasz Gollob 1971-04-11 38 Gorzów Wlkp. Västervik Esbjerg
4   USA Greg Hancock 1970-06-03 39 Częstochowa Rospiggarna
5   DEN Hans Andersen 1980-11-03 29 Gdańsk Dackarna Poole Slangerup
6   AUS Leigh Adams 1971-04-28 38 Leszno Lejonen Swindon
7   SWE Andreas Jonsson 1980-09-03 29 Bydgoszcz Dackarna Grindsted
8   POL Rune Holta 1973-08-29 36 Gorzów Wlkp. Indianerna
9   GBR Scott Nicholls 1978-05-16 31 Wrocław Vargarna Ipswich
10   SWE Fredrik Lindgren 1985-09-15 24 Zielona Góra Dackarna Wolverhampton
11   GBR Chris Harris 1982-11-28 27 Ostrów Wlkp. Västervik Coventry
12   DEN Kenneth Bjerre 1984-05-24 25 Gdańsk Dackarna Peterborough Vojens
13   POL Grzegorz Walasek 1976-08-29 33 Zielona Góra Indianerna
14   POL Sebastian Ułamek 1975-11-20 34 Tarnów Lejonen Fjelsted
15   RUS Emil Sayfutdinov 1989-10-26 19 Bydgoszcz Piraterna Vojens Balakovo (RUS)
No Rider DOB Age   Polish   Swedish   British   Danish   Russian
2009 Clubs


CalendarEdit

Calendar is confirmed.[3]

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 April 25   Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
  Emil Sayfutdinov   Fredrik Lindgren   Jason Crump   Leigh Adams results
2 May 9   Leszno , Poland
Alfred Smoczyk Stadium
  Jason Crump   Tomasz Gollob   Andreas Jonsson   Greg Hancock results
3 May 30   Gothenburg , Sweden
Ullevi
  Emil Sayfutdinov   Jason Crump   Antonio Lindbäck   Nicki Pedersen results
4 June 13   Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
  Jason Crump   Greg Hancock   Tomasz Gollob   Niels Kristian Iversen results
5 June 27   Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
  Jason Crump   Fredrik Lindgren   Hans N. Andersen   Greg Hancock results
6 August 1   Daugavpils , Latvia
Latvijas Spidveja Centrs
  Greg Hancock   Kenneth Bjerre   Tomasz Gollob   Jason Crump results
7 August 15   Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
  Tomasz Gollob   Jason Crump   Hans N. Andersen   Kenneth Bjerre results
8 August 29   Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
  Andreas Jonsson   Rune Holta   Kenneth Bjerre   Emil Sayfutdinov results
9 September 12   Krško , Slovenia
Matije Gubca Stadium
  Emil Sayfutdinov   Rune Holta   Tomasz Gollob   Nicki Pedersen results
10 September 26   Terenzano , Italy
Pista Olimpia
  Tomasz Gollob   Hans N. Andersen   Nicki Pedersen   Grzegorz Walasek results
11 October 17   Bydgoszcz , Poland
Stadion Polonii Bydgoszcz
  Nicki Pedersen   Leigh Adams   Sebastian Ułamek   Rune Holta results

Final classificationEdit

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos. Rider Points CZE
 
EUR
 
SWE
 
DEN
 
GBR
 
LAT
 
SCA
 
NOR
 
SVN
 
ITA
 
POL
 
    (2) Jason Crump 159 14 22 16 22 24 10 18 8 12 4 9
    (3) Tomasz Gollob 144 7 17 7 13 9 16 22 7 12 23 11
    (15) Emil Sayfutdinov 138 17 9 20 14 7 10 5 14 24 11 7
4   (4) Greg Hancock 121 10 16 5 14 14 20 8 10 9 7 8
5   (7) Andreas Jonsson 116 11 16 12 7 5 6 10 20 5 12 12
6   (1) Nicki Pedersen 110 12 9 13 10 8 7 11 10 12 18
7   (8) Rune Holta 99 3 8 11 5 7 7 2 15 19 8 14
8   (12) Kenneth Bjerre 98 10 5 8 8 7 15 10 15 7 5 8
9   (10) Fredrik Lindgren 95 19 2 9 3 16 6 9 12 6 6 7
10   (5) Hans N. Andersen 91 6 6 5 6 15 9 14 4 5 18 3
11   (6) Leigh Adams 81 13 6 3 6 3 11 5 7 9 3 15
12   (14) Sebastian Ułamek 75 5 8 6 8 8 6 5 8 2 3 16
13   (13) Grzegorz Walasek 66 6 5 6 7 1 6 6 7 6 13 3
14   (11) Chris Harris 62 6 5 5 5 9 5 8 1 4 11 3
15   (9) Scott Nicholls 45 4 1 1 5 6 3 5 3 7 6 4
16   (16) Antonio Lindbäck 27 17 10
17   (16) (19) Niels Kristian Iversen 20 11 8 1
18   (16) Jarosław Hampel 9 9
19   (16) Matej Žagar 7 7
20   (16) Grigory Laguta 6 6
21   (16) Adrian Miedziński 6 6
22   (16) Edward Kennett 4 4
23   (16) Guglielmo Franchetti 2 2
24   (16) Matěj Kůs 1 1
25   (17) Mattia Carpanese 0 0
Rider(s) not classified
  (17) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. ns
  (17) Damian Baliński ns
  (17) Ricky Kling ns
  (17) Patrick Hougaard ns
  (17) Tai Woffinden ns
  (17) Maksims Bogdanovs ns
  (17) Simon Gustafsson ns
  (17) Kenneth Hansen ns
  (17) Izak Šantej ns
  (17) Grzegorz Zengota ns
  (18) Adrian Rymel ns
  (18) Janusz Kołodziej ns
  (18) Thomas H. Jonasson ns
  (18) Nicolai Klindt ns
  (18) Simon Stead ns
  (18) Vjačeslavs Giruckis ns
  (18) Ludvig Lindgren ns
  (18) Morten Risager ns
  (18) Aleksander Čonda ns
  (18) Andrea Maida ns
  (18) Krzysztof Buczkowski ns
Pos. Rider Points CZE
 
EUR
 
SWE
 
DEN
 
GBR
 
LAT
 
SCA
 
NOR
 
SVN
 
ITA
 
POL
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Two Poles and a Dane". Benfield Sports International. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Lista startowa Grand Prix 2009". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  3. ^ "Terminarz Grand Prix zatwierdzony" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-10-23.

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