1999 Speedway Grand Prix

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1999 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesMay 8 – September 25
Events6
Cities6
Countries5
Riders22 permanents
2 wild card(s)
Heats144 (in 6 events)
Winners
ChampionFlag of Sweden.svg  SWE Tony Rickardsson
Runner-upFlag of Poland.svg  POL Tomasz Gollob
3rd placeFlag of Denmark.svg  DEN Hans Nielsen

The 1999 Speedway Grand Prix was the 54th edition of the official World Championship to determine the world champion rider. [1] [2] [3] It was the fifth season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and was used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

Contents

Event format

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.

Qualification for Grand Prix

The 1999 season had 22 permanent riders and two wild cards at each event. The permanent riders are highlighted in the results table below.

Calendar

RoundDateCity and venueWinnerRunner-up3rd placed4th placedResults
1May 8 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Sweden.svg Jimmy Nilsen results
2June 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Linköping , Sweden
Motorstadium
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Loram Flag of Sweden.svg Jimmy Nilsen Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams results
3July 3 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław , Poland
Olympic Stadium
Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Sweden.svg Jimmy Nilsen Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Dannö Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson results
4July 31 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Coventry , Great Britain
Brandon Stadium
Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Louis Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Denmark.svg Hans Nielsen results
5August 28 Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz , Poland
Polonia Stadium
Flag of Denmark.svg Hans Nielsen Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ryan Sullivan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Loram results
6September 25 Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Loram Flag of Denmark.svg Hans Nielsen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Joe Screen results

Final standings

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos.RiderPoints CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
PL2
Flag of Poland.svg
DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.svg (1) Tony Rickardsson 11171816252025
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Poland.svg (3) Tomasz Gollob 9825152510158
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Denmark.svg (4) Hans Nielsen 766110162518
4 Flag of Sweden.svg (2) Jimmy Nilsen 73162020845
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (23)(25) Mark Loram 7125281620
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (19) Joe Screen 681251512816
7 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (13) Leigh Adams 674165141414
8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (8) Jason Crump 66187121586
9 Flag of the United States.svg (6) Greg Hancock 6220741876
10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (7) Ryan Sullivan 5563147187
11 Flag of Sweden.svg (17) Stefan Dannö 52101218552
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (5) Chris Louis 508652074
13 Flag of Sweden.svg (10) Peter Karlsson 458146458
14 Flag of Sweden.svg (18) Mikael Karlsson 457587612
15 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (11) Antonín Kasper Jr. 3915107322
16 Flag of Denmark.svg (9) Brian Karger 363866310
17 Flag of Sweden.svg (15) Henrik Gustafsson 355274107
18 Flag of the United States.svg (22) Billy Hamill 352336615
19 Flag of Denmark.svg (20) John Jørgensen 321483214
20 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (16) Andy Smith 22561541
21 Flag of Poland.svg (21) Robert Dados 20444125
22 Flag of Denmark.svg (14) Brian Andersen 12312231
23 Flag of Poland.svg (23) Jacek Gollob 1212
24 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (12) Marian Jirout 812113
25 Flag of Poland.svg (24) Rafał Dobrucki 88
26 Flag of Poland.svg (24) Sebastian Ułamek 44
27 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (24) Scott Nicholls 33
28 Flag of Denmark.svg (24) Jesper B. Jensen 33
29 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (23) Antonín Šváb Jr. 22
30 Flag of Poland.svg (24) Piotr Protasiewicz 211
Pos. RiderPoints CZE
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SWE
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POL
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GBR
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PL2
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DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg

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