2001 Speedway Grand Prix

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2001 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesMay 5 – September 29
Events6
Cities6
Countries6
Riders22 permanents
2 wild card(s)
Heats144 (in 6 events)
Winners
ChampionFlag of Sweden.svg  SWE Tony Rickardsson
Runner-upFlag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS Jason Crump
3rd placeFlag of Poland.svg  POL Tomasz Gollob

The 2001 Speedway Grand Prix was the 56th edition of the official World Championship [1] [2] [3] and the seventh season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and is 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

The 2001 season had 22 permanent riders and two wild cards at each event. The permanent riders are highlighted in the results table below.

Joe Screen had also qualified as a permanent rider for the 2001 season however as a result of injury he did not take part in any Grand Prix. He was replaced by first reserve, Henrik Gustafsson.

Calendar

RoundDateCity and venueWinnerRunner-up3rd placed4th placedResults
1May 5 Flag of Germany.svg Berlin , Germany
F. L. Jahn Stadium
Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Sweden.svg Henrik Gustafsson Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson results
2June 9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Sweden.svg Niklas Klingberg results
3July 28 Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob results
4August 18 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague , Czech Republic
Marketa Stadium
Flag of the United States.svg Billy Hamill Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob results
5September 8 Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz , Poland
Polonia Stadium
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson Flag of Sweden.svg Mikael Karlsson Flag of the United States.svg Billy Hamill results
6September 29 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm , Sweden
Stockholms Stadion
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Sweden.svg Mikael Karlsson Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ryan Sullivan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Loram 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 GER
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GBR
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DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.svg (3) Tony Rickardsson 121162525202015
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg (4) Jason Crump 11352020182525
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Poland.svg (7) Tomasz Gollob 892518161686
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (9) Ryan Sullivan 8010158151418
5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (6) Leigh Adams 691281810714
6 Flag of the United States.svg (2) Billy Hamill 6153425168
7 Flag of Sweden.svg (15) Mikael Karlsson 59221251820
8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (8) Todd Wiltshire 56141414635
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (1) Mark Loram 5468571216
10 Flag of Sweden.svg (21) Niklas Klingberg 5441615847
11 Flag of Denmark.svg (13) Nicki Pedersen 521877686
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (12) Carl Stonehewer 4675412612
13 Flag of the United States.svg (5) Greg Hancock 4386541010
14 Flag of Norway.svg (14) Rune Holta 4112108155
15 Flag of Sweden.svg (11) Peter Karlsson 39158268
16 Flag of Poland.svg (26) Grzegorz Walasek 34106144
17 Flag of Sweden.svg (25) Henrik Gustafsson 332032323
18 Flag of Denmark.svg (19) Brian Andersen 23853412
19 Flag of Slovenia.svg (22) Matej Ferjan 21771231
20 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Piotr Protasiewicz 20461522
21 Flag of Sweden.svg (17) Jimmy Nilsen 201127
22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (20) Andy Smith 12312114
23 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (23) (27) Antonín Kasper, Jr. 11353
24 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (24) Bohumil Brhel 77
25 Flag of Poland.svg (24) Jarosław Hampel 77
26 Flag of Sweden.svg (24) Andreas Jonsson 77
27 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (10) Chris Louis 63111
28 Flag of Germany.svg (23) Robert Barth 66
29 Flag of Denmark.svg (23) Hans Clausen 66
30 Flag of Poland.svg (23) Krzysztof Cegielski 55
31 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (23) Martin Dugard 44
32 Flag of Sweden.svg (23) Stefan Andersson 44
33 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (24) Scott Nicholls 44
34 Flag of Denmark.svg (24) Jesper B. Jensen 33
35 Flag of Germany.svg (24) Mirko Wolter 22
Rider(s) not classified
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (18) Joe Screen
Pos. RiderPoints GER
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GBR
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DEN
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CZE
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POL
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SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg

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