2000 Speedway Grand Prix

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2000 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesMay 6 – September 23
Events6
Cities6
Countries5
Riders22 permanents
2 wild card(s)
Heats144 (in 6 events)
Winners
ChampionFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  GBR Mark Loram
Runner-upFlag of the United States.svg  USA Billy Hamill
3rd placeFlag of Sweden.svg  SWE Tony Rickardsson

The 2000 Speedway Grand Prix was the 55th edition of the official World Championship to determine the world champion rider. [1] [2] [3] It was the sixth season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and was used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

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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

The 2000 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 6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
Flag of the United States.svg Billy Hamill Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Loram Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Louis Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Wiltshire results
2June 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Linköping , Sweden
Motorstadium
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Loram Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Wiltshire Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson results
3July 1 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław , Poland
Olympic Stadium
Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of the United States.svg Billy Hamill Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Louis Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams results
4July 29 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Coventry , Great Britain
Brandon Stadium
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin Dugard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ryan Sullivan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Loram Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Lyons results
5September 2 Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Dannö Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen results
6September 23 Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz , Poland
Polonia Stadium
Flag of the United States.svg Billy Hamill Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump 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
DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
EUR
Flag of Poland.svg
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (16) Mark Loram 102202015181514
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.svg (11) Billy Hamill 952562051425
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.svg (1) Tony Rickardsson 9414162514718
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (6) Jason Crump 8852512102016
5 Flag of the United States.svg (7) Greg Hancock 76757122520
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (5) Leigh Adams 656101615126
7 Flag of Poland.svg (2) Tomasz Gollob 64151414615
8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (21) Todd Wiltshire 63161877312
9 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (8) Ryan Sullivan 6281282086
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (10) Chris Louis 6018718854
11 Flag of Sweden.svg (3) Jimmy Nilsen 426155628
12 Flag of Sweden.svg (9) Stefan Dannö 4134106180
13 Flag of Sweden.svg (12) Mikael Karlsson 391284852
14 Flag of Sweden.svg (15) Henrik Gustafsson 3984251010
15 Flag of Sweden.svg (19) Peter Karlsson 35328787
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (4) Joe Screen 34556378
17 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (18) Antonín Kasper, Jr. 32765464
18 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (13) Carl Stonehewer 301073433
19 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (23) Martin Dugard 2525
20 Flag of Denmark.svg (23) Nicki Pedersen 17116
21 Flag of Poland.svg (22) Rafał Dobrucki 1643315
22 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (28) Jason Lyons 1616
23 Flag of Denmark.svg (20) Brian Andersen 15421242
24 Flag of Denmark.svg (14) Brian Karger 13234121
25 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (17) Andy Smith 10211213
26 Flag of Norway.svg (24) Rune Holta 88
27 Flag of Poland.svg (24) Jarosław Hampel 77
28 Flag of Poland.svg (24) Sebastian Ułamek 66
29 Flag of Denmark.svg (24) Jesper B. Jensen 44
30 Flag of Poland.svg (23) Piotr Protasiewicz 321
31 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (24) Lee Richardson 33
32 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (23) Michal Makovský 11
33 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (24) Bohumil Brhel 11
34 Flag of Denmark.svg (25) John Jørgensen 11
Pos. RiderPoints CZE
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SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
EUR
Flag of Poland.svg

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